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Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS

Deliverables

Impact Assessment Report

Presentation of the impacts measured during the project lifespan, and of the methodology for long-term impact assessment (building on Impact Assessment Methodology).

Pilot activity report SENSE

Report on successes and failures, weaknesses identification, inhibitors, improvement opportunities and achieved tangible outcomes from the implementation of the “access to energy” specific tasks.

User Need Analysis Report (I)

Detailed report presenting the stakeholder mapping, a synthesis of the survey results and a consolidated view of the different users’ needs in the region.

IPR issues (I)

Detailed description of all IP-related issues, incl. knowledge management, background/foreground IP, etc.

Mid-term Report on Dissemination Activities

Mid-term report describing dissemination activities, their scope, targets and results. The dedicated events reports will be shared with the EC one-month after their execution and will be collectively presented in Dissemination Report editions.

Maturity Indicators and country (G)EO profile (II)

A report presenting the methodology, assumptions, mappings against other indicator systems, for the current level of maturity of each country. It will also present the targets (see also KPIs) for the progress to be achieved with and beyond the project’s lifetime, and will provide the individual country profile.

Maturity Indicators and country (G)EO profile (I)

A report presenting the methodology, assumptions, mappings against other indicator systems, for the current level of maturity of each country. It will also present the targets (see also KPIs) for the progress to be achieved with and beyond the project’s lifetime, and will provide the individual country profile.

Pilot activity report ACC

Report on successes and failures, weaknesses identification, inhibitors, improvement opportunities and achieved tangible outcomes from the implementation of the “adaptation to climate change” specific tasks.

Pilot activity report IFS

Report on successes and failures, weaknesses identification, inhibitors, improvement opportunities and achieved tangible outcomes from the implementation of the “food security” specific tasks.

IPR issues (II)

Detailed description of all IP-related issues, incl. knowledge management, background/foreground IP, etc.

User Need Analysis Survey

Two questionnaires targeting end-/intermediate-users respectively, disseminated on the website and via mailing.

Priorities Action Plan

Action plan specifying the necessary steps to address challenges at the level of different thematic areas (e.g. adaptation to climate change, improved food security, access to raw materials, energy, etc.), and at the level of national/ regional coordinated activities to progress the maturity levels. Maturity Indicators and country (G)EO profile (II) 16 r pu 26 A report presenting the methodology, assumptions, mappings against other indicator systems, for the current level of maturity of each country. It will also present the targets (see also KPIs) for the progress to be achieved with and beyond the project’s lifetime, and will provide the individual country profile.

Mid-term Implementation Report on Stakeholder Engagement

Mid-term report on the implementation of Stakeholder Engagement documenting the progress and potential refinements.

Final Implementation Report on Stakeholder Engagement

Final report on the implementation of Stakeholder Engagement documenting the achievements.

User Need Analysis Report (II)

Detailed report presenting the stakeholder mapping, a synthesis of the survey results and a consolidated view of the different users’ needs in the region. This refined report will include the user feedback gathered in relation to the pilots.

Gap Analysis Report

Presents in-detail the methodology and findings for the gap analysis.

Pilot activity report ARM

Report on successes and failures, weaknesses identification, inhibitors, improvement opportunities and achieved tangible outcomes from the implementation of the “access to raw materials” specific tasks.

Final Report on Dissemination Activities

Final report describing dissemination activities, their scope, targets and results. The dedicated events reports will be shared with the EC one-month after their execution and will be collectively presented in Dissemination Report editions.

Set up of the Advisory Board

The members of the Advisory Board will be officially invited to set up the body. The roles, the tasks and the agenda of the meetings will be agreed.

Inventory of numerical modelling and computing facilities

Database containing the available models used for the simulation of environmental processes and the computing facilities used (e.g. supercomputing centres, clusters).

GEO-CRADLE Portal (I)

First release of online database with integrated front-end.

Inventory of in-situ instrumentation and regional networks

Database containing the inventory of the available in-situ infrastructure along with the list of products, their quality indicators, and IPR issues, and networking activities.

Inventory of Space-borne capacities

Database containing the collected information on available Ground Segments along with the list of satellite missions and products acquired in real-time, geographical range of the acquisition antennas, processing units and services provided.

GEO-CRADLE Portal (II)

Fully-functional release of operational portal with integrated Data Hub.

GEO-CRADLE website

Website introducing the project and its activities, temporary online presence until the release of the GEO-CRADLE web portal.

GEO-CRADLE leaflet

Introductory summary of GEO-CRADLE activities, containing link to website.

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Publications

Earth-Observation-Based Estimation and Forecasting of Particulate Matter Impact on Solar Energy in Egypt

Author(s): Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Hesham El-Askary, Michael Taylor, Antonis Gkikas, Emmanouil Proestakis, Charalampos Kontoes, Mohamed El-Khayat
Published in: Remote Sensing, Issue 10/12, 2018, Page(s) 1870, ISSN 2072-4292
DOI: 10.3390/rs10121870

Single Scattering Albedo’s Spectral Dependence Effect on UV Irradiance

Author(s): Ioannis-Panagiotis Raptis, Stelios Kazadzis, Kostas Eleftheratos, Vassilis Amiridis, Ilias Fountoulakis
Published in: Atmosphere, Issue 9/9, 2018, Page(s) 364, ISSN 2073-4433
DOI: 10.3390/atmos9090364

From Tropospheric Folding to Khamsin and Foehn Winds: How Atmospheric Dynamics Advanced a Record-Breaking Dust Episode in Crete

Author(s): Stavros Solomos, Nikos Kalivitis, Nikos Mihalopoulos, Vassilis Amiridis, Giorgos Kouvarakis, Antonis Gkikas, Ioannis Binietoglou, Alexandra Tsekeri, Stelios Kazadzis, Michael Kottas, Yaswant Pradhan, Emmanouil Proestakis, Panagiotis Nastos, Franco Marenco
Published in: Atmosphere, Issue 9/7, 2018, Page(s) 240, ISSN 2073-4433
DOI: 10.3390/atmos9070240

Assessment of surface solar irradiance derived from real-time modelling techniques and verification with ground-based measurements

Author(s): Panagiotis G. Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Michael Taylor, Panagiotis I. Raptis, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Chris Kiranoudis, Alkiviadis F. Bais
Published in: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Issue 11/2, 2018, Page(s) 907-924, ISSN 1867-8548
DOI: 10.5194/amt-11-907-2018

Estimating the Biogenic Non-Methane Hydrocarbon Emissions over Greece

Author(s): Ermioni Dimitropoulou, Vasiliki Assimakopoulos, Kyriaki Fameli, Helena Flocas, Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Kostas Lagouvardos, Elizabeth Bossioli
Published in: Atmosphere, Issue 9/1, 2018, Page(s) 14, ISSN 2073-4433
DOI: 10.3390/atmos9010014

Water vapour retrieval using the Precision Solar Spectroradiometer

Author(s): Panagiotis-Ioannis Raptis, Stelios Kazadzis, Julian Gröbner, Natalia Kouremeti, Lionel Doppler, Ralf Becker, Constantinos Helmis
Published in: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Issue 11/2, 2018, Page(s) 1143-1157, ISSN 1867-8548
DOI: 10.5194/amt-11-1143-2018

Dust impact on surface solar irradiance assessed with model simulations, satellite observations and ground-based measurements

Author(s): Panagiotis G. Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Michael Taylor, Eleni Athanasopoulou, Orestis Speyer, Panagiotis I. Raptis, Eleni Marinou, Emmanouil Proestakis, Stavros Solomos, Evangelos Gerasopoulos, Vassilis Amiridis, Alkiviadis Bais, Charalabos Kontoes
Published in: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Issue 10/7, 2017, Page(s) 2435-2453, ISSN 1867-8548
DOI: 10.5194/amt-10-2435-2017

Dust impact on surface solar irradiance assessed with model simulations, satellite observations and ground-based measurements.

Author(s): P.G. Kosmopoulos, S. Kazadzis, M. Taylor, E. Athanasopoulou, O. Speyer, P.I. Raptis, E. Marinou, E. Proestakis, S. Solomos, E. Gerasopoulos, V. Amiridis, A. Bais, C. Kontoes.
Published in: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 2017, ISSN 1867-1381
DOI: 10.5194/amt-2017-79

Predicting soil properties for sustainable agriculture using vis-NIR spectroscopy: a case study in northern Greece

Author(s): Nikolaos L. Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Tziolas, Agathoklis Dimitrakos, Georgios Galanis, Eleftheria Ntonou, Anastasia Tsirika, Evangelia Terzopoulou, Eleni Kalopesa, George C. Zalidis
Published in: Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2017), 2017, Page(s) 28
DOI: 10.1117/12.2277905

Dust observations at ERATOSTHENES Research Centre: Cyprus in the middle of African-Asian Dust belt

Author(s): A.Nisantzi, R. Mamouri,D.G. Hadjimitsis,J. Buehl,2P. Seifert, A. Ansmann
Published in: 2018

Modeling heterogeneous ice nucleation due to mineral dust using Dust Regional Atmospheric Model (DREAM-NMME)

Author(s): Bojan Cvetkovic, Luka Ilic, Fabio Madonna, Daniel Weber, Slobodan Nickovic, Ana Vukovic, Goran Pejanovic, Jugoslav Nikolic, Heinz Bingemer, Mirjam Vujadinovic, Vladimir Djurdjevic
Published in: 2018

Modeling of mineral composition effects on ice nucleation due to dust in Dust Regional Atmospheric Model (DREAM)

Author(s): Luka Ilic, Bojan Cvetkovi, Goran Pejanovi, Slavko Petkovi, Maja Kuzmanoski, Slobodan ´ Nickovi
Published in: 2018

“Role of mineral dust in cloud formation: modelling aspects”,

Author(s): Slobodan Nickovic, Bojan Cvetkovic, Luka Ilic, Goran Pejanovic, Slavko Petkovic, Fabio Madonna, Marco Rosoldi, Daniel Weber, Heinz Bingemer and Jugoslav Nikolic
Published in: 2018

CLOSURE STUDIES IN MIXED-PHASE AND ICE CLOUDS OVER CYPRUS: IS THERE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ICE NUCLEI AND ICE CRYSTAL NUMBER CONCENTRATION?

Author(s): Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouria, Albert Ansmannb, Johannes Bühlb, Ronny Engelmannb and Diofantos Hadjimitsisa
Published in: 2018

“A study of a dust intrusion event over Belgrade, Serbia”

Author(s): Maja Kuzmanoski, Luka Ilić, Marija Todorović, Zoran Mijić
Published in: “A study of a dust intrusion event over Belgrade, Serbia”, 2017

“Atmospheric mineral dust as the most abundant aerosol: modelling and impacts”

Author(s): Slobodan Nickovic
Published in: “Atmospheric mineral dust as the most abundant aerosol: modelling and impacts”, 2017

Introduction of Remote Sensing Methods for Monitoring the Under Restoration Amiantos Mine, Cyprus

Author(s): Eleftheria Poyiadji*a,b, Marianthi Stefoulia,b, Maria Przyłuckab,c, Stanisław Wołkowiczc, Zbigniew Kowalskic, Christodoulos Hadjigeorgioud and Michał Woroszkiewiczc
Published in: 2018

“Strategic positioning of the ERATOSTHENES Research Centre for dust-related field studies in the center of the African-Asian dust belt”

Author(s): Mamouri R-E, Ansmann A., Nisantzi A., Bühl J., Seifert P., and Hadjimitsis D.
Published in: 2018

Predicting atmospheric dust process from Icelandic soil sources

Author(s): Slobodan Nickovic, Bojan Cvetkovic, Goran Pejanovic, Luka Ilic, Pavla Dagsson Waldhauserová, Ólafur Arnalds, Sigmundur Helgi Brink, Jugoslav Nikolic, and Slavko Petkovic
Published in: 2018

OPTIMIZATION OF SENTINEL 2 DATA FOR SUPPORTING GEOLOGICAL MAPPING AND MONITORING OF MINING AREAS

Author(s): Stefouli M.1
Published in: 2018

Access to solar energy applications using EO data through GEO activities: validation and demonstration of the SENSE system

Author(s): Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Charalampos Kontoes, Hesham El-Askary, Dimitris Zografos and George Krestos
Published in: 2018

The Solar Energy Nowcasting SystEm (SENSE): Pilot applications and validation of results

Author(s): Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Michael Taylor, Panagiotis Raptis, Charalambos Kontoes, Hesham El-Askary, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou, Chris Kiranoudis
Published in: 2018

Solar energy related EO data for Greece through the GEOSS portal

Author(s): Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis,Charalampos Kontoes, Ioannis Papoutsis,Anestis Trypitsidis, Alexia Tsouni, Dimitris Vallianatos
Published in: 2018