[MGSA-L] National Observatory of Athens Wins Award

June Samaras june.samaras at gmail.com
Mon Nov 3 10:00:02 PST 2014

National Observatory of Athens Wins Award
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 03:48 AM PST

The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) [Satellite Remote Sensing team]
won the first prize for best satellite services in the EU competition
Copernicus Masters Awards 2014, hosted in Berlin. The NOA group was awarded
the prize for the best existing satellite service in space technology.

The winning project is an electronic platform which offers live satellite
imagery of Greece and particularly of any problems on the ground. The image
is updated every five minutes and offers high-quality information on any
wildfire around the country. It also allows for a forecast on the movement
of smoke over cities and its impact on people's health.

 The services are offered through the Centre of Excellence for Disaster
Management and are meant to assist both the public and private sector in
firefighting. The competition involved 177 projects presented by 44
countries around the world.

June Samaras
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Tel : 905-542-1877
E-mail : june.samaras at gmail.com
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