3rd South-Eastern Europe GEO Workshop


Thessaloniki, Greece

5th June- Tuesday 

09:30-10:00 GEO-CRADLE today and tomorrow 

Haris Kontoes, Project Coordinator, Research Director, National Observatory of Athens (NOA) 

10:00-11:00 Round table: the importance of national coordination mechanisms for sustained GEO-related activities 

Evangelos Gerasopoulos, National Observatory of Athens (NOA) –10 years of Greek GEO office operation – Lessons learned, best practices and suggestions for replication by other countries in the region


Yaron Ogen, Tel Aviv University


Hesham El-Askary, Egyptian Center For Environment & Development For The Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE)

Hend Ben Hadji, Tunisian Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche des Télécommunication (CERT) – Promoting GEOSS and Copernicus in NAMEBA: the GEO-CRADLE project

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:30 Roundtable: From pilot projects to operational services 

Moderator:  Lefteris Mamais, Technical and Quality Assurance Manager, National Observatory of Athens (NOA) 


Prodromos Zanis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) – DEAR-Clima: Adaptation to climate change Pilot

Nikos Tsakiridis, Interbalkan Environment Center (I-BEC) – The IFS-WEM Pilot

Marianthi Stefouli, European Geologival Survey (EGS) – Access to raw materials Pilot

Stelios Kazadzis, World Radiation Center (PMOD/WRC) – Sense Pilot 

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

13:30-14:30 Towards sustainable Earth Observation activities in the region

Moderator: Geoff Sawyer, Secretary General, European Association for Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC)


Dora Ayfantopoulou,GEOAPIKONISIS – Projects and geoinformatics

Gabriel Mavrellis, Geospatial Enabling Technologies (GET) – New technology trends 

Machi Symeonidou, DRAXIS – Solutions to keep you one step ahead…

Georgia Kalousi, TerraSpatium – Services at a regional level through the SME Eugenius Network

14:30-14:45 Coffee break 

14:45-15:15 GEO-CRADLE in the medium to long term 

EuroGEOSS, GEO Community Activities and Initiatives – Open Discussion led by Haris Kontoes

15:15 -15:30 Conclusions