Conference "Countdown to HORIZON 2020 Space Tour in Athens"
BEYOND participated the conference “Countdown to HORIZON 2020 Space Tour in Athens”. NOA’s [Presentation] focused on BEYOND project and specifically on the project’s infrastructure that is currently being developed. Reference was made on support activities in the surveillance and monitoring of the environment and safety on South-eastern Europe.
Conference: Sentinels Serving Society and the Environment
BEYOND participated in the conference “Sentinels Serving Society and the Environments” which was held in EVGENIDIS Foundation, Athens on 12-13 May 2014. Dr. Haris Kontoes gave an oral presentation about the BEYOND project in the session “Support to public service and businesses”, [Presentation]. In this conference NOA signed the Greek ESA Copernicus collaborative agreement.
BEYOND has secured real time access to Sentinel-1, S-2, and future S-3, and S-5p data through the Collaborative Ground Segment hosted by NOA. Moreover, BEYOND has gained real time access to EOS (Aqua&Terra), NPP, JPSS, NOAA, MetOP, and FY, through the deployment of a X-/ L-band antenna, allowing real time reception, processing and archiving of data over the Southeastern Europe and Balkan countries.
MARCOPOLO- Monitoring and Assessment of Regional air quality in China using space Observations, Project Of Long-term sino-european co-Operation.
The atmospheric researchers of BEYOND have recently developed the LIVAS 3D global aerosol/cloud climatology using space-borne CALIPSO and ground-based EARLINET observations (LIVAS is freely available under the BEYOND website). This climatology is used by ESA as a Reference Atmosphere Model (RMA) for future space-based lidar end-to-end simulations of realistic atmospheric scenarios as well as retrieval algorithm testing activities.
Following the submission of a series of proposals, BEYOND has gained access to SAR data with different spectral, spatial and temporal resolutions. Specifically, the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) granted NOA access to TerraSAR-X SAR data, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) will provide COSMO-SkyMed data and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) offers Radarsat-2 imagery.