Laboratory of Geographic Information Ststems, Geo-Economy and Geopolitics (GEOPOL Lab)

GEOPOL

A. GEOPOL LAB RESEARCH FIELDS

GEOPOL Lab undertakes research in the following areas:

Geographic Information Systems

  • Algorithmic techniques for the digitization and design of electronic maps with emphasis in the theory and techniques of 3D digitization
  • Design and development of Geographic Information Systems with emphasis on regional, transport, geo-economic and defense analysis
  • Design and development of digital systems supporting strategic decisions

Geo-economy

  • Regional and urban planning
  • Location analysis and gravity systems analysis
  • Strategic analysis of transport networks
  • Location and transport issues in supply chain management

Geopolitics

  • Energy network issues
  • Defense and security issues with emphasis on the Middle East
  • World geopolitical dynamics and their historical dimension with emphasis on Europe and the Middle East

 B. GEOPOL LAB AFFILIATED INSTITUTES

GEOPOL Lab is affiliated with the following institutions:

  • Constantine Porphyrogenetus International Association (CP):
  • Center of Strategic Studies (CSR)
  • Center of Defense, Energy and Geopolitical Research (CEDEG)
  • Eastern Mediterranean Institute for Research, Innovation, Cooperation and Mediation  (EMPIRICUM)

GEOPOL LAB JOURNALS

GEOPOL Lab  publishes the following journals:

  • Middle East Forum (in cooperation with EMPIRICUM)
  • Studies in Regional and Urban Planning (in cooperation with CP)
  • Defense and Security Annals (in cooperation with CEDEG)
  • Χρονικά Αμυνας και Ασφάλειας (in Greek, in cooperation with CEDEG)
  • CEDEG Reports (in cooperation with CEDEG)

GEOPOL LAB ACTIVITIES

  • Coverage, at the undergraduate and graduate level, of teaching and research needs of the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport and other units of the AegeanUniversity in areas lying within the spectrum of research interests of  GEOPOL Lab
  • All forms of cooperation with research centers and academic institutions nationally and abroad, where research interests are similar with those of GEOPOL Lab.
  • The organization of conferences, workshops and other academic exchanges
  • The publication of scientific journals