Dr. Charalabos (Haris) Kontoes




Research Director

National Observatory of Athens
Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou

Athens GR-15236 Athens Greece

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Dr. Charalabos (Haris) Kontoes is a Research Director at IAASARS/NOA and holds a PhD in Remote Sensing of the Environment. He has a wide range of expertise in managing EC and ESA projects integrating advanced image processing techniques for the exploitation of high and very high spatial resolution satellite data. He has acted as national delegate in international Space fora and organisations (e.g. EC, ESA). As delegate he participated in, a) the Steering Committee of the common EU and ESA Space Program for Environment and Security, namely GMES, b) the ESA’s Program Board on Earth Observation (2002-2004), and c) acted as deputy delegate in the Joint Space Strategy Advisory Group (JSSAG). Today he assumes responsibilities as National Delegate of the Space Committee of the FP7 Program of EC. In addition he leads/coordinates all actions foreseen in the common Greece-ESA project towards establishing in Greece (at IAASARS/NOA premises) one of the Sentinels’ Mirror Site as part of the ESA’s Collaborative Ground Segment. He is author of over than 100 scientific papers presented in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.