Harris Coccosis from 2002 is Professor of Spatial and Environmental Planning with specialization in tourism planning, Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly-Greece. Mr. Coccosis has extensive international scientific-research. He has directed and participated in more than 50 national and international research programmes of integrated multidisciplinary issues in respect to development, tourism, spatial planning, environmental management and planning. He is consultant and scientific advisor in many international organizations (European Commission, OECD, World Bank, FAO, UNEP, UNESCO, etc.) for spatial planning and environmental management, coastal area management, planning for tourism and environment, insular development with assignments in Mediterranean and African countries (Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Malta, Kenya, Tanzania, Comores,etc.) as well as for the Greek Government.
He has written – solely or in collaboration – 12 books and more than 50 scientific articles or chapters in international journals and books for spatial planning and environment, tourism, sustainable development, insular development, etc.