Coordinating Beneficiary: National Observatory of Athens

The Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS), is one of the five research Institutes of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). ISARS/NOA has high scientific capabilities and expertise in multidisciplinary space and environmental sciences, from Solar and Space Physics to Earth Observation and Geo-information. It conducts basic and application research. It runs pre-operational and operational Space- and Earth Observation- projects as PIs, Co, Co-Is or guest-investigators with particular emphasis on environmental protection, natural disaster management and emergency response NOA and its Institutes are also hosting:
  • The UNESCO Chair of the Natural Disasters, established within the framework of UNESCO-BRESCE
  • The Secretariat of the South Eastern European (SEE) Disasters Risk Assessment and Mitigation Network
  • The Focal Point on the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS), one of the four national GEO Offices in the World (Canada, Germany, USA, Greece)
  • The Greek Focal Point for Emergency Response GMES Core Services generation and distribution in Greece (a) SAFER - Services and Applications For Emergency Response, b) Linker - Supporting the implementation of an operational Global Monitoring for Environment and Security service in the field of emergency management, c) RISK-EOS)
  • The National Seismological Network
  • Associated Beneficiary AB1: National Technical University of Athens

    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is a Higher Education Institution. The Computational Engineering Unit (CEU) belongs to the Systems Analysis and Design Department of the School of Chemical Engineering. The Unit has developed collaboration with numerous Greek and Foreign Universities, Research Centres and Companies and it has been growing in staff and facilities mainly by its involvement in numerous national and EC funded research projects.

    Associated Beneficiary AB2: Planetek Italia

    Planetek Italia designs and develops integrated geographical information and data management systems.  The Company is fully committed in the research and integration of Remote Sensing images with GIS. Its high concern is also testified by the unceasing cooperation with European Union, Universities, Space Agencies, Research Centres and internationally known Companies. The know-how and the frontier technologies mastered by Planetek Italia make the Company represent one of the main Italian sources in the field of informatics applied to land management.
    Associated Beneficiary AB3: Geoapikonisis SA

    Geoapikonisis SA is a company of consultant engineers providing thematic Remote Sensing and GIS services in the domains of agriculture, forestry, spatial planning, risk management, and cadastre. Geoapikonisis SA is also committed in Project Management, Environmental assessment studies and generation of IT solutions including web based GIS services. The company has coordinated and successfully completed several projects in the domain supported with public funds, as well as ESA, EC and international funds