Michael Scoullos

Professor Michael J. Scoullos, graduated from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Athens (UoA). His research in the University of Toronto and Athens, led to his D.Sc. at the UoA. Then he studied in the University of Liverpool for his second PhD on Chemical Oceanography. He is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Oceanography at the University of Athens (UoA). Founder, and for many years, Director of the relevant Laboratory.

He is the Chairman of the Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med).

Chairman of the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) and Coordinator of MEdIES.

He is the Team Leader of the large EU Programme “Water and Environment Support (WES) in the ENI South Neighborhood region” (2019-2023) and of its predecessors Horizon 2020 CB/MEP, SWIM-Horizon 2020, etc.

Currently he is the Director of the UNESCO Chair and Network on “Management and Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean” at the UoA.

Chairman of the Greek National Committee of MAB/UNESCO.

Vice-President of the Mediterranean Commission of Sustainable Development.

He is also Member of the Management Board of the Water Museums Global Network (WAMU-NET).

He was the Representative of the European Parliament in the Management Board and the Bureau of the European Environment Agency (EEA) for a long period (1992-2018), while he has acted as the Chairman of the International Panel of Experts of the World Bank for the Red Sea – Dead Sea Conveyor.

Honorary Chairman of the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Culture. Past President of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).  He is a Member of the European Academy of Sciences.

He is the author of many books and many hundreds of scientific articles and communications with a large number of references to him in the International Literature. He has organised and chaired a very large number of International Conferences, initiated and/or guided many graduate and post-graduate courses in several universities throughout the world. He has been instrumental in drafting, introducing and promoting policies on Environment, Water, Education for Sustainable Development and Public Participation at all levels from local to global, with emphasis on the Euro-Mediterranean one.

Awarded the Gold Medal of the City of Paris; the Simon Bolivar medal of UNESCO; Environmental Award of the Academy of Athens and many learned Institutions; Knight of St. John; Knight of the “National Order of Cedars”/ Lebanon; Medals by Popes Paul VI and John Paul II; Honorary Citizen of the City of Elefsis, Greece, etc. 


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