Selected Publications

This paper provides an overview of the challenges encountered when using GPU accelerators to achieve optimal performance to calculate the kinetics of chemical tracers in climate models, the techniques used to address them and the insights gained from the process.
In IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)

We modeled the global atmospheric dispersion and deposition of radionuclides released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident. The calculated concentrations have been compared to station observations by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO).
In Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

We examined the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on the atmospheric dispersion of pollution by computing the emission, transport and removal of idealized insoluble gaseous and water-soluble aerosol tracers, tagged by the continent of origin.
In Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (ACP)

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  • Accelerating Atmospheric Chemical Kinetics for Climate Simulations

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  • Evaluation of EU air quality standards through modeling and the FAIRMODE benchmarking methodology

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  • On the uncertainties introduced by land cover data in high-resolution regional simulations

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  • Air quality modelling in the summer over the eastern Mediterranean using WRF-Chem: chemistry and aerosol mechanism intercomparison

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  • GPU-accelerated atmospheric chemical kinetics in the ECHAM/MESSy (EMAC) Earth system model (version 2.52)

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  • Modelling study of the atmospheric composition over Cyprus

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  • MEDINA: MECCA Development in Accelerators–KPP Fortran to CUDA source-to-source Pre-processor

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  • Projection of North Atlantic Oscillation and its effect on tracer transport

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  • Earth system modelling on system-level heterogeneous architectures: EMAC (version 2.42) on the Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform (DEEP)

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  • Evaluation of observed and modelled aerosol lifetimes using radioactive tracers of opportunity and an ensemble of 19 global models

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Prolonged spring and summer seasons with high temperatures make the soil drier, with an increased likelihood of longer periods of droughts. Due to the unusual hot and dry conditions, wildfires will most likely become more frequent and more severe in the Balkan-Med region. We use high-resolution meteorological forecasts to model the drought and fire risk over the daily to monthly and seasonal range at an unprecedented resolution down to 2km over Cyprus, an order of magnitude improvement over current operational systems.


One of today’s great scientific challenges is to predict how climate will change locally as gas concentrations change over time. The study of chemistry-climate interactions represents an important and, at the same time, difficult task of global Earth system research. The global climate model EMAC is a modular model that simulates climate change and air quality scenarios. EMAC uses a general-purpose chemical kinetic module to calculate the concentrations and the interactions of chemical species in the atmosphere.


Understanding the evolution and changes of global climate is of utmost importance in the 21st century. The complexity of simulating the climate is reflected in the structure of the scientific codes in this research field. Scientists from The Cyprus Institute examined an alternative approach to heterogeneous computing in the many-core era for such Earth system models by porting the EMAC Earth System Model application to the DEEP platform. The challenge EMAC is composed of two extremely different code parts.


Cyprus Weather Forecast website launched in collaboration with the Cyprus Department of Meteorology.

Public Talks and Colloquium Series 2016

The website was developed and designed at CyI, featuring numerical weather prediction, real-time station observations and human meteorological forecasts by the Cyprus Department of Meterorology.

Computational resources and support are provided by the Cy-Tera Project, which is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.


A significant part of The Cyprus Institute’s mission is the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge through public lectures, colloquiums and seminars. In this framework the Institute founded in 2010 the Public Talks and Colloquium Series. The lectures are delivered by prominent scientists from local and international Universities and Institutes. All events are presented in English, and are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia take place at The Cyprus Institute, Athalassa Campus - Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room (1st floor) and are scheduled for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions by the audience.




Drought and fire observatory and early warning system: developing an integrated set of services to support prediction and promote prevention of drought and wildland fires.


DEEP (Dynamical Exascale Entry Platform) project: development of a novel, next-generation supercomputing architecture. EMAC climate-chemistry model used by CyI as one of the pilot applications.

EMAC Consortium

Consortium Responsible repserenting the Cyprus Institute, in the multi-institutional consortium that oversees the development of the ECHAM/MESSy (EMAC) Earth System Model, in association with the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC).


A unified Virtual Research Environment for South Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. Leader of the Climate Scientific Community.