Georgia Kakoulaki is a project officer in the Energy, Transport and Climate Directorate in the JRC of the European Commission. She has over 10 years of experience in data and geospatial analysis related to the environment (natural resources, ecosystems, estuaries, rivers etc.). Her current research at the JRC is focused on renewable energy resources including activities in clean energy for sustainable development in coal regions in transition and cities. Previous projects at the JRC ranged from coastal flood risk modelling to accessing ecosystem services such soil erosion by water.
Prior to joining the European Commission, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pernambuco, Brazil in the Department of Oceanography, examining the hydrodynamics in tropical estuaries using in-situ data. Her background is in Natural Resources and Environment and she holds a PhD degree in Coastal Physical Oceanography (hydrodynamics in river plumes and estuaries) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA. She obtained a MSc in Coastal Geosciences and Engineering from the Christian-Albrecht’s University of Kiel, Germany.