Cyprus University of Technology participates in GEO-CRADLE

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At the neoclassical building of the Ionic Centre in Plaka, Athens, and with the participation of more than 70 people, the inaugural meeting of the European GEO-CRADLE (Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities Program) took place successfully on February 18-19, 2016.

Participating organizations were the European Commission, the GEO (Group on Earth Observations), GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) and Copernicus.

The GEO-CRADLE began on February 1, 2016 with European funding (HORIZON 2020) with a total budget of €3mn and a total duration of 30 months.

The project consortium brings together 26 organizations coordinated by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is participating with the Department of Civil Engineering and Remote Sensing Laboratory and Paleontology with professor Dr. Hatzimitsis and principal researchers Dr. Rodanthe Elizabeth Mamuris and Dr. Argiro Nisantzi.

Besides the 26 organizations there are four other international organizations participating: EURISY (European Association for the International Space Year), EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies), EGS (Earth Science and Services) and CEDARE (Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe) allowing the GEO-CRADLE program to become accessible to a wider network of countries and others directly concerned.

The program coordinates and combines Earth observation techniques (Earth Observation-EO) of latest technology in North African regions, the Middle East and the Balkans.

The main objective of GEO-CRADLE is the creation of local coordination networks for the better use of data and the development of earth observation technologies.

More information about the program is available on the website http://geocradle.eu/ 

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