Workshop Agenda

Space Operations and Environmental Monitoring in Cyprus Wednesday July 15th 2020, 09:00 – 16.30: 00 CYP. TIME 08:00-15.30 CEST

Motivation:  Public information on plans and prospects of EXCELSIOR related infrastructure for space operations, monitoring and environmental research and how these can be used for the projects and challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Free attendance via Internet

FINAL  AGENDA:

08:30 – 09:00 Registration


EXCESLSIOR Intro


09:00 – 09:45 CYP.TIME

Welcome

Diofantos HADJIMITSIS (CUT) & ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence

Welcome

Nikolas MASTROYIANNOPOULOS, Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation Republic of Cyprus

Brief overview of EXCELSIOR

Kyriacos THEMISTOCLEOUS (CUT) & ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence

What the Cyprus National Council for Research and Innovation expects from EXCELSIOR? Sustainability of the ECoE

Andreas ANAYIOTOS (CUT)

Cyprus Activities in Space

Stelios TZIORTZIS – Department of Electronic Communications, Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy

Intro to the topic:  What would be advantages and challenges for a space related infrastructure in Cyprus?

Gunter SCHREIER (DLR)

Opportunities for Earth Observation Business in EMMENA

Marcello Maranesi (Member of the External Advisory Board of Excelsior & ECoE)


EXCELSIOR Plans


10:00 – 10:45

A satellite ground station for maritime security

Egbert SCHWARZ (DLR)

Ground-based remote sensing supersite for atmospheric/climate research, satellite calibration,  and support of local services

Albert ANSMANN, Johannes BÜHL, Patric SEIFERT, Ulla WANDINGER (TROPOS)

Leveraging Copernicus big satellite data and space technology for societal resilience. The generation of science and innovation in the context of EXCELSIOR for the ultimate benefit of the citizens

Haris KONTOES (NOA)


Future demands & Opportunities


11:00-12:00

NASA Contribution to the Eastern Med Region and to the EXCELSIOR Project & The Mediterranean Regional Information Network (MedRIN) NASA Network

Vincent AMBROSIA (NASA)

The  Copernicus space segment – current and future Sentinels

Simon JUTZ (ESA)

 Copernicus SEA: Security in the Eastern Med area and Space assets

Denis BRUCKERT & Marcello MORETTI (EUSC)

The AIR Center on Azores Island (tbc)

Pedro da Silva (AIR CENTRE – ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE)

Earth Observation activities in Malta and future opportunities for collaboration with Excelsior for the benefit of Med region

Charles GALDIES – University of Malta


12:00 – 13:00 Noon Break


13:00 – 17:00

CYTA – a satellite station hosting facility

Antonis ANTONIOU & Soteris Alexandrou (CYTA)

Opportunities for new VHR Missions

George ELLIS (EUSI)

International Ground Stations

Rani HELLERMANN (RBC)

The SoilPRO® as a new assembly to measure soil spectral information in the field over the Mediterranean region

Eyal BEN-DOR (Tel Aviv University)

Overview of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/The Earth and Planetary Image Facility activities with Nano satellites.

Aviran SADON, Dan BLUMBERG, Shimrit MAMAN – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Greek National Observatory of Forest Fires: an example for collaboration opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean region

Ioannis GITAS (Aristotle University)

Earth Observation Data and Services for Carbon reduced agriculture

George ZALIDES (Aristotle University & I-BEC)

Short Break

Remote and in situ sensing of water combining Copernicus services with biosensor and IoT technologies

Antonis HADJIANTONIS – CyRIC 

Optical communication from Space to Ground

Marcus KNOPP – DLR

CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection): the interface between safety and security

George BOUSTRAS (EUC) (confirmed)

Landslide Monitoring and Risk Assessment in Cyprus

Skevi PERDIKOU (GEOFEM)

Offshore wind power assessment around Cyprus using Sentinel-1 data

Phaedon KYRIAKIDIS (CUT) & ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence

Measurement of Rainfall from Space-based Platforms

Silas MICHAELIDES & ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence

CyCLOPS: A Strategic Research Infrastructure Unit for Geohazards Monitoring in Cyprus and the Southeastern Mediterranean Region

Chris DANEZIS (CUT) & ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence


17:00 – 17:30 Questions/ Remarks


Consortium

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