Presentation of the ‘EXCELSIOR’ Teaming project by Prof. Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Dr Christiana Papoutsa and Dr Kyriacos Themistocelous at Pissouri Village in Cyprus during the final stakeholders meeting of the ‘Cascade’ FP-7 project. The National Event of Cascade Project was hosted by the Community Council of Pissouri in Paphos aiming to present the final results of the Cascade Project to the stakeholders, public authorities and farmers in Cyprus. The members of the Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment lab of the Eratosthenes Research Centre explores the high importance of using earth observation, Radar techniques and UAV’s for monitoring degraded areas due desertification and overgazing in Eastern Mediterranean region and especially in Cyprus.
Presentation of the ‘EXCELSIOR’ Teaming project by Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous at the Copernicus Relays and Copernicus Academy meeting in Brussels, Belgium. All members included the ‘ERATOSTHENES Research Centre’ of the Copernicus Network met in Brussels to receive the official welcome from the European Parliament and Commission.
Presentation of the ‘EXCELSIOR’ Teaming project by Mr Andreas Christofe at Sheffield University during the final event of the ‘ANAGENNISISIS’ FP-7 project in which CUT participates. During the meeting Dr. Kyriacos Neockleous and Mr Andreas Christofe discussed the opportunities for future collaborations between ANAGENNISISIS’ partners and the Eratosthenes Research Centre.
Presentation of the mission and vision of the EXCELSIOR project during the 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, (ISRSE) by Dr Kyriacos Themistocleous. Dr Themistocleous presented the expected outcomes of the EXCELSIOR Project at the 37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, (ISRSE), which convenue in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa 8-12 May 2017 under the overarching theme “Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World”. During the ISRSE Dr Themistocleous from CUT and Mr. Gunter Schreier from DLR promotes the EXCELSIOR Project to key earth observation stakeholders.
The members of the team had the opportunity to promote EXCELSIOR Project to the participants and stakeholders during the debriefing meeting of ESA. Mr George Komodromos during his oral presentation stated that space technology and earth observation is of high importance and one of the high priorities of the Cyprus Government.
Results were announced during the Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment 20-23March, 2017 – Cyprus. Oral presentation of the EXCELSIOR Teaming Project has been made by Dr Diofantos Hadjimitsis to the participants of the Conference. Dr Vincent Ambrosia from NASA congratulated the team for the success and stated that as a member of the external advisory board supports EXCELSIOR initiatives for developing a Centre of Excellence in earth observation in Cyprus.