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BASE2 - Broadband Access Satellite Enabled Education

Objective

The scope of BASE project is to support key EU policies und validate space technology for public services and applications having a key economic and social impact at Union level in the field of education (distance Learning). The overall objective of this project is the implementation of an end-to-end system for tele-education applications, integrating broadband terrestrial networks with satellite broadband technologies Aim of the project is to facilitate the sustainable provision of integrated tele-educa tion services and applications to a large number of distributed interconnected sites over a variety of telecommunication infrastructures. Within the framework of the project is the seamless integration of Low-cost satellite telecommunications infrastructu res with broadband terrestrial systems will be investigated. The network will integrate satellite communication technologies with various terrestrial network infrastructures. An integrated end-to-end system will be implemented in order to provide tele-educ ation services to: a) remote, distributed and isolated rural areas and b) maritime users where satellite communication technologies have a potential edge over terrestrial infrastructures. Both of these user groups are tropical examples of economic activ ities which can greatly be benefited by a wider deployment and use of satellite communications essentially due to usually large distances which separate them from broadband terrestrial telecom infrastructures. European agriculture will benefit substantial ly by tele-education applications over satellite European farmers at remote areas are often producing specialised products of designated origin and require education to increase or very often guarantee the quantity and quality of their production. Mariti me workers also have strong needs for tele-education and have been challenged for many years by the lack of reliable and efficient network infrastructure that would help them reach this target.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SPACE-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Address
Terma Patriarxou Grigoriou
Agia Paraskevi Attikis
Greece

Participants (8)

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge, Middlesex
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27 C
Muenchen
GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF GREEK AGRARIAN ASSOCIATIONS
Greece
Address
Kifisias Avenue, 16
Athens
HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY S.A.
Greece
Address

Schimatari
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION SOCIETY IN INFOMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece
Address
19,5Km Markopoulo Ave.
Peania - Attiki
SUPERFAST DODEKA (HELLAS) INC.
Greece
Address
157, C. Karamanli Avenue
Voula, Athens
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu, 7
Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
Kallipoleos 75
PO Box 20537 Nicosia