GGO and ELSTAT join forces to use Earth observation in official statistics


The interested parties were remotely gathered on 18 February 2021, as dictated by the pandemic restrictions, to formalize the substantial initialization of a Memorandum of Cooperation, whose signature was completed on 30 December 2020.

Upcoming webinar under EuroGEO working group: EO for epidemics of vector-born diseases.

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Early Warning for Epidemics Webinar using dynamic models, AI and space technology.
A new one-day virtual workshop for “Early Warning for Epidemics” will take place on the 9th and 14th of July 2020, under EuroGEO working group: EO for epidemics of vector-born diseases.

Call for Interest: Earth Observations for Climate Change Impacts on World Heritage Cities

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Open invitation by GEO Member Greece in collaboration with UNESCO

The Group on Earth Observations is announcing an initial, open invitation to gauge the interest and support of the GEO community to propose a Community Activity, incorporating urban cultural heritage aspects into the 2020-2022 Work Programme, in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Initiation of 3 new, thematic working groups within GEO, June 2020

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Three new, thematic working groups within GEO were formed and Greece is actively represented through highly esteemed members of its EO community.

GEO week & GEO Ministerial Summit 2019, 4-9 November 2019, Canberra, Australia


GGO Director and Head of the Greek Delegation Dr. Evangelos Gerasopoulos is highlighting the role of Earth observation monitoring in Cultural Heritage Protection from the Impacts of Climate Change, during the GEO Ministerial Summit and Plenary in Canberra (Australia).



In the past 3 years, GEO-CRADLE has been coordinating a multitude of different EO-related activities across the Balkans, Middle East and North Africa regions. This included multiple regional workshops, several analytical studies (e.g. gap analysismaturity indicators, priorities against regional challenges, etc.) and a set of well-targeted efforts to address specific issues in the region (establishment of Regional Data Hub and networking platform, execution of feasibility studies).

The first GEO Office in the RoI of GEO-CRADLE was established in Albania


The Liaison Office of GEO-CRADLE (encompassing coordinated actions by the Project Coordinator, the Liaison Officer and the Regional Coordinators), undertook the duty of triggering and facilitating the creation of national GEO focal points, in a number of countries from the consortium, but also within the extended RoI.

Greek GEO Office at the GEO week 2018, Kyoto Japan


Greek GEO office is participating in the upcoming GEO week 2018, that will be held in Kyoto/ Japan, from 29 October to 2 November 2018 . This gathering of GEO’s 105 Member governments and 127 Participating Organizations will explore efforts and opportunities for the use of Earth observations for the benefit of humankind, focusing on GEO’s three priority areas: the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

SmartStatistics4SmartCities Conference, Kalamata, Greece


Greek GEO office participated in the SmartStatistics4SmartCities Conference, that was held in Kalamata, from 5 to 6 October, 2018. Its Director delivered a presentation unfolding the contribution of EO to the SDGs frame.

EuroGEOSS Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland


The EuroGEOSS workshop, held in Geneva, from 12 to 14 September 2018, brought  together European players interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The aim was to look for synergies among the participants and to discuss how Europe can contribute to this international effort.

3rd South-Eastern Europe GEO Workshop, 4&5 June 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece


GEO-CRADLE organised the 3rd South-Eastern Europe GEO Workshop on the uptake of GEO and Copernicus, with emphasis on Climate Change, Food Security and Water Extremes, Raw Materials and Solar Energy.

GEO-XIV Plenary, 23-27 October 2017, Washinghton, D.C.,USA


Over 700 people from diverse geographies, sectors and technical areas came together from 23-27 October 2017 in Washington, DC, to explore the use and applications of Earth observations for the benefit of humankind, during the GEO-XIV Plenary .

Greek GEO office participitated through its Director, highlighting its 10-year history, as well as the EO Exploitation at National Level.

1st Roundtable Meeting on “Development of a strategy for the achievement of the SDGs in the Balkans” ,17 June 2017, Kozani, Greece


In the framework of the Strategic Planning for the Development of the Transnational and Interregional Initiative in Balkans, to achieve the sustainable growth objectives through Earth observation applications, with emphasis on the agro-nutrition sector, the Ministry of Rural Development & Food in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information, the Region of Western Macedonia and the Decentralized Administration of Epirus – Western Makedonia, organize the 1st Roundtable Meeting on “Development of a strategy for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Balkans”.

11th GEO European Projects Workshop


In the framework of this GEO European Projects Workshop GEO-CRADLE and GEO Secretariat co-organised a dedicated session on Wednesday 21 June, entitled “GEO capacity development, contribution to SDGs and realization of regional impacts derived from GEO European Projects”.

6th GEO Program Board Meeting


The Greek GEO Office hosted the 6th GEO Program Board Meeting,  on 23-24 May 2017, Athens, Greece

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GEO-XIII Plenary & Exhibition, 7-10/11/2016, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation


The Greek GEO Office participated in the GEO-XIII Plenary and Exhibition 2016

10th GEO European Projects Workshop, 31/05-2/06, 2016, Berlin, Germany


Greek GEO Office participated in the 10th GEO European Projects Workshop, 31/05-2/06, 2016, Berlin

2nd South Eastern Europe GEO Workshop


In October 2014, the 2nd GEO Cooperation Meeting for Members from SE Europe took place at Electra Palace Hotel. This meeting was co-organized by the Greek GEO Office, the National Athens Observatory, the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and the BEYOND Program in order to focus on natural disasters in SE Europe.

8th GEO European Projects Workshop (GEPW-8)


On June 12 and 13, 2014, The National Athens Observatory and the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences co-organized in Athens the 8th GEO European Projects Workshop (GEPW-8) which is a basic organization of the European Union – Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

International Conference titled “Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City and the Role of Global Earth Observations”


On June 10 and 11, 2014, the International Conference titled “Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City and the Role of Global Earth Observations” took place in Athens. The conference was the event of the Greek Presidency of the European Council 2014 and was held under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology.

NOA – Greek GEO Office participated in the GEO X Plenary


From January 12-18, 2014, the annual GEO Plenary as well as the biannual GEO Ministerial Summit were held in Geneva. At the same time, there took place a series of other meetings, such as the meeting of European representatives for the GEO (High Level Working Group), the meeting for the Copernicus Program, etc.

8th GEO Summit, Constantinople



On November16-17, 2011 in Constantinople was held the 8th summit of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) member Countries. The National Greek Representative and Chairman of the MKF Board Mr. C. Zerefos was represented by the Deputy National Representative and head of the Greek GEO Office Mr. Vasileios Tritakis. The Greek Geo Office operates with the support of the MKF. On November 18, Mr. Vasileios Tritakis represented the Foundation as a guest speaker at the conference of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) “Strengthening and Development of Earth Observation Activities for the Environment in the Balkan area”, which took place in Constantinople.

GEO VII Plenary, Beijing, China


The advisor of The MKF Board and representative of the Greek GEO Office Mr. V. Tritakis with the GEO secretary Mrs. Helen Christia took part in the European Group, in the GEO VII Plenary and in the Ministerial Summit which took place in Beijing in November,2010.

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4th GEO Summit, Athens, Greece


The Directorate-General for Research of the European Union, in collaboration with the Greek GEO Office and with the support of Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences organized the “4th GEO European Projects Workshop” which took place between April 29 and 30, 2010, in Athens.

GEO South – Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Symposium on “Earth Observation Services for Monitoring the Environment and Protecting the General Public”, Athens, Greece


Τhe Greek GEO Office, in collaboration with the International GEO Office, the Mariolopoulos-Kanaginis Foundation for the Environmental Sciences and the National Athens Observatory, organized an exceptionally important Symposium aimed to explore the cooperation potential among countries of South-Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean.

9th Capacity Building Committee Meeting


27-28 April 2009, Athens, Greece: The Greek GEO Office hosted the 9th Capacity Building Committee Meeting.

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A series of (regional) GEO Workshops organized by the GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice and the IGOS Coastal Theme


9-13 June 2008, Athens, Greece: A series of (regional) GEO Workshops organized by the GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice and the IGOS Coastal Theme in partnership with GOOS and GTOS – First Regional Workshop – Observing System Requirements for Managing and Mitigating the Impacts of Human Activities and Coastal Inundation in the Med Region. Report and CZCP upcoming events.


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