Post from: Dirk Schüttemeyer (ESA), 20 June 2014.
In parallel to the current airborne campaign in Italy supporting the candidate Earth Explorer FLEX mission, we are also preparing a related campaign on Crete in Greece.
We would like to have a closer look at aerosols – tiny solid and liquid particles in the atmosphere. While they can have an adverse effect on human health and affect precipitation and climate, knowledge of aerosols is important for correcting satellite images.
The CHAREDMexp campaign, organised by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), take places between 20 June and 10 July at Finokalia Station on Crete. A number of European research institutes are participating in the campaign, including TROPOS, the Cyprus Institute, Finish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and the World Radiation Center.
2nd South-Eastern Europe GEO Workshop, 20-21 October 2014, Athens
BEYOND has the honor to announce the organization of the second South- Eastern Europe GEO Workshop on “Integrating Earth Observation Data and Services for monitoring the Environment, protecting the citizens and stimulating the regional economic growth” focused on North Africa, Middle East and Balkan Regions.
NOA/BEYOND & Interbalkan Environment Center Cooperation
The cooperation agreement which has been signed between the Interbalkan Environment Center and the NOA/BEYOND Center of Excellence, aims to meet the requirements for dynamic observation of the environment through the complementary use of terrestrial and space based sensor networks, and also integrate these observations into simulation models for assessing the critical environmental parameters relating to land, atmosphere, and water resources at national and inter-Balkan level.
NOA/BEYOND & Center for Security Studies Cooperation
NOA and the Center for Security Studies of Greece have signed a cooperation agreement in the context of BEYOND. Both sides agreed that there is an emerging need for integrating the technical expertise and relevant research advancements in the operational use of remote sensing services for the safety of the European citizens.