Aratos Technologies S.A. participated in the Workshop which took place at Istanbul, from 14 to 17 September 2010. It was a United Nations / Turkey / European Space Agency Workshop on Space Technology Applications for Socio-Economic Benefits hosted by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in cooperation with International Society For Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (http://www.tubitak.gov.tr/spaceworkshop)
Aratos Technologies S.A. has created Rapid Damage Assessment for every fire which has taken place in Greece. Our company offers them free of charge in sympathy with the fire-stricken areas.
On August 31st a great fire took place at Agrilia, a village near of Mesologgi. The Technical Department of Aratos Technologies S.A. estimated with great accuracy the extension of the fire and the size of the burnt areas, using satellite data and satellite images.
Aratos Technologies S.A. has recently implemented its own algorithm, Aratos Fire Detection Algorithm™ , to be used in the processes of real time detection of fires.
The algorithm was designed by taking under consideration the company’s technical knowledge and experience in the field of fire detections and uses real time satellite data which are being combined with regard to the environmental factors contributing to the cause, expansion and/or maintenance of a fire.
The results acquired from the algorithm’s performance were highly successful and are going to be united with the detection systems that the company already runs in its products for monitoring and protecting private and public areas, Aratos Disaster ControlΤΜ and European Fire Guard Alarm SystemΤΜ.
For another summer continuous fires occur in Greece, causing catastrophic damage to agricultural, forest and residential areas. Some examples are the fires at Samos, Kithira and East Attica.
In such cases, the earlier the fire is detected, the better it is. The Crisis Management System developed by Aratos Technologies S.A., Aratos Disaster Control, detected the majority of the fires which occurred this summer in Greece and sent early warnings.
Moreover, our company continues to send “Rapid Damage Assessment” for every detected fire, free of charge, in sympathy with the fire-stricken areas.
Aratos Technologies S.A. continues to support the greek municipalities against fires, as it did last year. Aratos Disaster Control continues to detect possible fires and send warnings in order to great disasters be avoided. Moreover, Rapid Damage Assessment for each fire is sent, for free, with valuable information for the burnt area. An example is depicted in the next image:
Aratos Technologies S.A. updates continuously its product for Civil Protection, Aratos Disaster Control. Our last update regards the layer of “earthquakes”. With this update, the users of Aratos Disaster Control, are reliably and immediately informed about the seismic activity of the area of their interest.
Aratos Technologies S.A. signed the contract with the Prefecture of Arcadia for the acquisition of Aratos Disaster Control. Moreover, the installation of the system was accomplished successfully.
Aratos Technologies S.A. participated in the kick-off meeting of the SEOCA (GEO Capacity building initiative in Central Asia) project which took place from 17th to 18th of June 2010. You can visit the project’s website here.
Aratos Technologies S.A. participated in the 4th GEO European Projects Workshop (http://www.greekgeo.noa.gr/en.4thgeoprojectsworkshop.html), representing FP7 SEOCA project (www.geo-seoca.net). The Workshop took place in Athens from 29th to 30th of April.
Aratos Technologies S.A. offers a new service to all municipalities with an extremely low cost. Specifically our company offers satellite maps which depict all projects that have been accomplished from 2007 to 2010. These projects can be significant building projects, reconstructions, road newtwork improvement etc. We can adjust the map to your needs.
See the image example below…