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Professor TSIMPLIS, Michael

Physics Degree, National University of Athens, 1986
Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, University of Southampton, 1990
L.LM Maritime Law, University of Southampton, 1998

Professor

Prof. Michael TSIMPLIS

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-P5511
Phone: +(852)-3442-9133
Email: mtsimpli@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Admiralty Law
  • Carriage of Goods be Sea Law
  • Law of the Marine Environment
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Sea level rise and climate change

Employment History

  • University of Southampton in various academic positions (01/09/1995 - 31/07/2018)
  • Natural Environment Research Council, (30/10/1992 - 31/08/1995)
  • Greek Navy, Compulsory Military Service (10/10/1990 - 31/08/1992)

Positions held

  • Director of the Institute of Maritime Law (2014-2017)
  • Member of the ESF College of Review (2017-)
  • Chair of the Environmental Panel for the AXA post-doctoral Fellowships and Chairs, Member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Maritime Law (1999-)
  • Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute Theme Coordinator– Society & Government (2014-2016)
  • Member of the Advisory Panel to the Regional Climate Change Adaptation Framework (UNEP) (12/2014-3/2015)
  • Member of the Evaluation Panel for L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France) “Functioning of fluid and solid Earth” (2014-)
  • Chair of the AXA postdoctoral fellowships review panel- ESF (2016)
  • Chair of the AXA postdoctoral fellowships review Environmental panel- ESF (2014-2015)
  • Chair of the Quality Assurance Assessment Committee for the Geography Department of the Aegean University (2014)
  • Member of the External Expert Committee of Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (Spain) (2011-2014)
  • Member of the Quality Assurance Assessment Committee for the Geography Department of the Harokopeio University (2013)
  • Chair of the Technical Committee of the European Sea Level Service (2007-2010)
  • Head of the Climate sub-group in the National Oceanography Centre (2008-2010)
  • Member of the Medclivar Steering Group (2004- )
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science (1996-2007)
  • Deputy Theme Leader for the Tyndall centre for Climate Change research (2000-2004). National representative (UK) in the Steering Group of the Medclivar-ESF project (2006-2011)
  • Contributing author of part 1 of the IPCC 2007 4th Assessment Report
  • Member of the Research Development Committee at SOC (2007-2008)
  • Member of the Steering Group of the Storm Tide Forecasting Service (2005-2008)
  • Chief Examiner for Admiralty Law LLM degree. London University Programs, (2016- )
  • Deputy Examiner for Admiralty Law LLM degree. London University Programs, (2014-2016)
  • External examiner for the National University of Ireland, Galway for Law of the Sea (2008-2011)
  • External PhD Examiner: University of Exeter, University of Liverpool, University of the Balearic Islands, University of Malaga, University of Cadiz
  • External evaluator for academic positions for the: National University of Singapore (2014), National University of Athens (2013, 2015, 2016), University of the
  • Aegean (2014), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2016), University of Queensland (2014)
  • Technological Educational Institute of Athens (2016), University of Ottawa (2017)

Grants

  • Sea Traffic Management Validation Project EC (2015-2018) ~€42M (£420k)
  • Maritime Futures Doctoral Training Scheme (2015-2018) Leverhulme Trust, (£1.06M)
  • Legal Liability for Unmanned Maritime Systems (2015-2016) European Defence Agency (€149k)
  • ECO2 FP7 (2011-2013) ~ €10.5M (104k)
  • FORSEANAM, EC Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IOF (300k Euro)
  • Marine extremes (2010-2015), The Lloyd’s Register Trust Fund, ~£800k (£152.5k)
  • CIRCE- EU FP6 (2007-2010) €11M (~€240k)
  • Medclivar-ESF (2006-2011), European Science Foundation ~€850k
  • The Implementation of Directive 95/57, European Maritime Safety Agency, (~£50k)
  • European Sea Level Service- EC Research Infrastructure, (2002-2005) €2.5 M (~€120k)
  • Towards a vulnerability assessment of the UK coasts, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (2001-2003) £102k (£78k)
  • Responding to climate change: Inclusive and integrated coastal analysis (2002-2004) Tyndall Centre for climate change research, £100k (~£9k)
  • Relative Sea Level Changes and Extreme Flooding Events around European Coasts 1993-1995 (FP5) €1.5 M (~€30k)

Conferences and professional courses

  • Invited/keynote speaker in >60 events
  • Organiser/convener of ~20 conferences and workshops
  • Member of the organising committee of a 10 day Summer School
  • Organiser and speaker in more than 30 professional legal courses in the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Colombia, Venezuela, Aruba.

Teaching and students

Teaching Qualification: HEA Senior Fellow (UKSPF Descriptor 3). 
Taught developed and coordinated a variety of courses for Law and for Oceanography at discipline and interdisciplinary undergraduate (3rd year) and postgraduate (MSc. and LLM) courses (1999- ). Subjects covered: Admiralty Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, International Marine Environmental law, International Maritime Law and Policy, Global Ocean Monitoring, Have supervised >100 master dissertations. Nine PhD students supervised to completion.

Publications and Metrics

More than 150 publications in Oceanography and Maritime Law including >90 in peer reviewed journals, 1 co-authored book, 25 book chapters, 10 conference proceedings, 11 official reports. More than 150 presentations in international conferences.
Data for Metrics:
            ORCHid: 0000-0001-7469-5085
            Scopus id number: 7003955986
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=_HLOAGAAAAAJ&hl=en