- The Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens, which was founded by Elias Mariolopoulos, and the MKF jointly organized a speech by Anne Thompson, Professor and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, titled “Celebrating 25 Years of SHADOZ: A Review of Accomplishments”.
The speech took place on April 24, 2023 in the East Hall of the Palace of the Academy of Athens. Professor Thompson presented the chronological evolution of the 3D tropospheric ozone monitoring network in the Tropics over the past 25 years. The network covers both polluted and unpolluted areas of the planet. The conclusions of the study have been used in the reports of the UN World Meteorological Organization and by hundreds of scientists from dozens of countries.
The speech was followed by a reception in honor of Professor Thompson.
- On May 2, 2023 at the Palace of the Academy of Athens, an event was organized by the Academy of Athens and the MKF for the presentation of the Report titled “The Resilience of Greek Forest Ecosystems to Climate Change”, which was prepared by the Commission for the Resilience of Greek Forest Ecosystems to Climate Change (EADO). EADO operated under the auspices of the Academy of Athens while the publication and dissemination of the results was supported by the MKF.
The event was welcomed by the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Mr. Christos Stylianidis. After an introduction by the Secretary General of the Academy of Athens and President of the MKF, there were presentations by the members of EADO: Mr. Philippos Aravanopoulos, Professor of Forestry at the AUTH , Ms. Margarita Arianoutsou, Professor Emeritus of the Biology Department of the UOA, Mr. Kostas Kalambokidis, Professor of Geography at the University of the Aegean, Academician Mr. Andreas Karamanos, former Rector of the Agricultural University of Athens and member of the MKF Board, Mr. Charalampos (Haris) Kontoes Research Director of the National Observatory, and Mr. Anastasios Xepapadeas, Professor Emeritus of the Athens University of Economics and the University of Bologna.
The report is a comprehensive study on the past, the present and the future of climate change and its relation to forest ecosystems and forest fires in Greece. The report assesses future impacts of climate change on the resilience of Greek forests and lists targets and measures for the mitigation of these impacts. The report will be translated into English and it will be published with the support of the Mariolopoulos-Kananginis Foundation for Environmental Sciences.