Petros Patias

OBSERVE Ends, Two Projects Qualified to Benefit the Balkan Area

A Black Sea Catchment map from the enviroGRIDS project.The OBSERVE project has officially ended, with a final event held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in October 2012. The program has fulfilled all of its obligations and delivered more results and deliverables than those agreed to initially by the European Committee and the project’s coordinator.

Petros Patias, posted on February 13th, 2013
Articles, Earth Observation

Presentation of the OBSERVE competition, the winners and their work

Athina Trakas, right, presents an award to Rojko, left.The Earth observation community recognized students from Greece and Slovenia for their work during an event at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The competition helps bring OBSERVE closer to its goal of creating a permanent Earth observation community.

Petros Patias, posted on December 20th, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation

Dissemination of OBSERVE activities through Multimedia and Multilingual Material

Cropped image from an Observe banner showing an illustrated column.After two years, OBSERVE is hosting its final event in Thessaloniki, Greece, and has produced several outreach items on its activities.

Petros Patias, posted on October 1st, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation

An Executive Summary of the OBSERVE Roadmap and Strategy Plan Report

Screenshot of a GIS web-based application for drought products. Image Credit: Drought Management Centre for Southeastern Europe (DMCSEE).While there are many roadblocks to continued Earth Observation activities in the Balkan Region and surrounding area, the future geospatial development of the region can be ensured through detailed planning and a strategic roadmap.

Petros Patias, posted on September 11th, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation

Presentation of the OBSERVE Gap Analysis Report: An Executive Summary

Figure showing types of EO institutes in each country.Providing visual models of Earth Observation activities in the Balkans helps to produce a roadmap and strategy plan for strengthening EO capacity in that area, and create a broader EO Community.

Petros Patias, posted on July 31st, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation

Findings of the National Reports on EO capacities in the Balkan area

Figure showing spatial information system developed to demonstrate the information collected by the individual National Reports.The first issue of the South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics gives an updated overview on the use of Earth Observation activities in the Balkan area. This article summarizes important conclusions.

Petros Patias, posted on June 6th, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation

OBSERVE Project Announces Competition

Logo for the OBSERVE Competition. Credit: OBSERVEThe OBSERVE project, funded by the European Commission under its FP7 program, is organizing a competition aimed at promoting the use of Earth Observation data in the Balkans.

Petros Patias, posted on April 20th, 2012
Announcements, Earth Observation

The Experience of the 1st OBSERVE CARAVAN Workshop

Attendees from the conference standing together on a flight of stairs. Credit: P. PatiasThe 1st OBSERVE CARAVAN opens up participants to additional and new Earth Observation activities in Bulgaria and the Balkan region. Another event is planned for Serbia.

Petros Patias, posted on March 30th, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation

New Journal on South-Eastern European Earth Observation and Geomatics

Cropped image of Cover issue of a new scientific e-journal covering all of the Earth Observation societal benefit areas in South Eastern Europe A new scientific e-journal covering all of the Earth Observation societal benefit areas in South Eastern Europe has been launched.

Petros Patias, posted on February 16th, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation, Technology

A Post-GEO Plenary Workshop on Earth Observations for the Social Benefit of the Balkans

Photo of OBSERVE's post GEO workshopA report from a workshop held in Turkey by three 7th Framework Programme projects: OBSERVE, BALKANGEONET and EGIDA. This is the second in a series of articles on “Strengthening and development of Earth Observation activities for the environment in the Balkan area.”

Petros Patias, posted on January 10th, 2012
Articles, Earth Observation