George Papatheodorou is professor of Geological and Environmental Oceanography at the Geology department of the University of Patras, Greece, and director of the Laboratory of Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in marine sciences: marine geology, seabed methane seepages, marine pollution, marine habitat mapping and marine geoarchaeology. He has coordinated many national, international and EU-funded research projects and published many papers, with more than 5,000 citations (h-index: 33–41).