Dr Eleni Papathanasopoulou is an economist at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory researching the impacts of the marine environment on economies and society. She uses a number of quantitative techniques, including input-output models, to capture both the direct and supply-chain impacts of marine management and uses.
Her work covers a range of issues including: impacts on marine ecosystem services from alternative energy systems; identifying the social impacts of fisheries, aquaculture, recreation, tourism and marine protected areas, estimation of the distributional economic and social effects of changes in fisheries due to climate change and estimating regional economic impacts of projected harmful algal blooms.
She has been the lead on the majority of these interdisciplinary projects managing teams of natural, Earth observation and social scientists as well as engaging with different stakeholders. Her current Knowledge Exchange fellowship, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Satellite Applications Catapult, aims to link socio-economic and Earth observation data, provide a visual depiction of their content and demonstrate how socio-economic analysis can be informed by Earth observation information.