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.

10 April 2017 – CyCARE Campaign: A Common Initiative Between The CUT (Limassol) And TROPOS

The CyCARE campaign – a common initiative between the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Limassol and TROPOS – will fill a gap in the global understanding of aerosol-cloud interaction. The CyCARE campaign, which began in October 2016 and will last until April 2018, mainly aims to determine the role of different aerosol types on cloud and rain formation. These investigations will help answering the question how rain patterns will develop in future and what the effect of climate change on arid regions might be. Cyprus is a unique place where this interaction can be studied especially well, because the island is influenced by a large variety of air pollutants, desert dust, and marine salt particles.

In the following film, Dr. Albert Ansmann (Leader of the Working Group Ground Based Remote Sensing – TROPOS) explains what scientists learn from Cypriot dust. Long-term measurements are relevant to forecast the complex interactions between aerosols, clouds and precipitation; and to better understand their impact on environment, health and climate.


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.



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