Satellite-based Services for Disaster Risk Management


Nicosia, Cyprus

HILTON NICOSIA (Achaion 1, Egkomi, Nicosia)

Local time (EEST)

09.30 – 10.00 Registrations and welcome coffee

09.30 – 10.50 Keynote Presentations

Moderated by Annalisa Donati, Secretary General, Eurisy 

10:00 – 10:10 Annalisa Donati, Secretary General, Eurisy

10:10– 10:20 Stelios Tziortzis, Department of Electronic Communications

10:20 – 10:30 Peter Spruyt , European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)

10.30 – 10.40 Demetrios Pyrros, President, European Emergency Number Association (EENA)

10:40– 10:50 Georgios Andreas Synnefakis, EUSPA  

10:50-11:10 Coffee Break

11:10- 12:30 Panel Presentation

Space assets supporting the Disaster Risk Management Cycle 

What can space data contribute to prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery?
Moderated by Annalisa Donati, Secretary General, Eurisy 

11:10– 11:25 Dr. Kyriacos Themistocleous, External Affairs and Business Development Director, Eratosthenes Center of Excellence, Use cases of satellite-based services for Disaster Risk Management

11:25 – 11:40  Dr Chris Danezis, Associate Professor of Geodesy, Head of the CUT Laboratory of Geodesy at Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus Continuously Operating Natural Hazards Monitoring & Prevention System (CyCLOPS) project 

11:40 – 11:55 Dr Athos Agapiou, Assistant Professor, “Geoinfromatics and Earth Observation,” Department of Civil Engineering & Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology, Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage, Examples from Cyprus 

11:55 – 12:10 Dr Skevi Perdikou, Technology Manager of GEOFEM, Addressing the impact of climate change on infrastructure using space technology 

12.10 –12.25 Mr. George Milis, Director and Innovations Manager, PHOEBE Research and Innovation Ltd, Water Quality Monitoring Service as a candidate evolution service element of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

12:25 – 12:40 Major (AF) Iacovos Stylianides, Head of Cyprus Mission Control Center, Joint Rescue Coordination Center, Republic of Cyprus

12:40 – 12:55 Q&A

12:55-13:10 Coffee Break

13:10- 13:50 High Level Policy Panel

Moderated by Marie Menard, EUSPA 

13:10 – 13:20 Philippos Hadjizacharias, Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy

13:20– 13:30 Address by Timo Pesonen, Director-General for Defense Industry and Space (DG DEFIS), European Commission

13:30 – 13:40 Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director, EUSPA

13.40 – 13.50 Dominique Tilmans, Hon. Senator of Belgium. President, Eurisy 

Wrap up and Conclusive remarks

14:00 – 14:30 Press Conference

The recordings of the event are available here: