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Strengthening and development of Earth Observation activities for the environment in the Balkan area

Objective

Balkan countries do not have a coherent and continuous approach towards the challenge of implementing integrated Earth Observation (EO) applications in environmental monitoring and management. It should be mentioned that the Balkan countries, except Greece, are not ESA members. Besides, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, FYROM, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina are also not members of the GEO.

The defect in the implementation of EO applications and their use in the environmental decision making are manifested through the limited synergies among national and regional institutions, ineffective technological means and discontinuous record of participation to international organizations and committees.

On the other hand, the increasing importance of a common approach towards effective environmental monitoring practices, for the benefit of the societal web of the broader Balkan region, calls for immediate action, setting as a starting point the built up of regional institutional capacity and spillage of technology transfer.

The aim of the OBSERVE project is to collect and compile all the necessary information for delivering an integrated analysis on the current status of EO activities and networks in the Balkans regarding environmental monitoring, the potential benefit from the full exploitation of an integrated capacity building strategy and the prospect of creating a relevant permanent EO Community in the broader region. OBSERVE project has the ultimate goal to raise awareness and establish firm links with the regional decision making bodies on the importance of a mutual and enhanced EO application network on environmental monitoring according to the principles of the GEO.

The OBSERVE project consortium consists of 15 institutions from 13 different countries, 8 of which belong to the Balkan region. 10 of the partners are Universities/Research Organizations while the other 5 are from private sector.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 184 625
Administrative Contact
Petros Patias (Prof.)

Participants (14)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 73 800
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agatha Keller (Ms.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 56 225,50
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marija Klančišar (Ms.)
GEOIMAGING LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 71 125
Address
Perikleous 47 Strovolos
2021 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kostas Smagas (Mr.)
INFOMETRIA IPIRESIES GEOPLIROFORIKIS EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 50 260
Address
Mitropoleos 110
54621 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Themistoklis Roustanis (Mr.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 59 355
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Orhan Altan (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 45 177,50
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Iris Levi (Ms.)
Univerzitet u Beogradu - Saobracajni fakultet
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 40 630
Address
Vojvode Stepe 305
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vladeta Colic (Prof.)
UNIVERSITETI POLITEKNIK I TIRANES
Albania
EU contribution
€ 36 992
Address
Sheshi Nene Tereza 4
1001 Tirana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gezim Gjata (Dr.)
UNIVERSITET PO ARCHITEKTURA STROITELSTVO I GEODEZIJA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 40 630
Address
Hristo Smirnenski Blvd 1
1046 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bogomil Petrov (Prof.)
UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 40 630
Address
Obala Kulina Bana 7
71000 Sarajevo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Admir Mulahusic (Mr.)
GEO-SAT DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA ISTRAZIVACKO RAZVOJNE USLUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 43 840
Address
Poljana B. Hanzekovica 31
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marica Alabanda (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 730
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gudrun Holtmanns (Ms.)
GISDATA DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 39 560
Address
Beogradska 27
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aleksandar ćilerdžić (Mr.)
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 36 885
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vanco Gjorgjiev (Prof.)