Prof. N. Nikitakos is a graduate of Hellenic Naval Academy (1980) and holds a B.Sc. in Economics (University of Piraeus 1986) and 2 M.Sc. from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA (M.Sc. Electrical .Engineering. and M.Sc. in Appl. Mathematics ). He spent 25 years as Naval Officer (Captain H.N. ret.) when he participated in several NATO and EU committees. He is decorated with 10 national and international metals among them the medal for Kuwait’s liberation and King Fahd’s medal of Saudi Arabia for his participation in operation dessert storm He received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (1996). He is Professor of Shipping Informatics and Communications and was Head of the Dept. of Shipping Trade and Transport in the University of the Aegean (2005-2009). He has participated mainly as coordinator/principal researcher in several European and defense related research projects. He was AMMITEC’s (Association of Maritime Managers Information Technology Electronics and Communication) president from 2006-2010 and currently President of Aegean Institute of the Law of the Sea and Maritime law in Rhodes. He holds 3 international patents on renewable energies at sea and he was awarded from Lloyd’s List on Maritime Technological Innovation in 2006. He has published 5 books and many articles in international referred journals and conferences.