The FP7 Environment project “GEO Capacity Building Initiative in Central Asia” (SEOCA) organizes the project Federated Conference comprising the following events:
- International seminar of Central Asian Universities and other educational stakeholders: “New scientific and educational technologies in the field of Earth Observation”. The seminar will bring together University representatives from all 5 countries of Central Asia and their colleagues from the EU in order to discuss the modern curricular relevant to the topic. Also, the seminar will include the roundtable discussions “Modern technologies of EO information processing” and “Environment monitoring by using small satellites”. The project partners from Germany, Greece and Turkey will present the European curricula and technologies.
- Demonstration workshop “GEONETcast technologies for environment monitoring”. The representatives of Central Asian organizations interested in application of GEONETCast low-cost terminals for educational needs as well as for real-life applications in environment and natural disasters monitoring will be acquainted with the GEONETCast system capacities
- Training workshop “GEO: Global efforts and regional impact” aimed to provide training to National GEO offices in all 5 countries of Central Asia. As a result it is expected that the regional contribution to GEO, as well as engagement of regional stakeholders with GEO activities will be significantly strengthen.
The dates of the event: April 2011
The website of the SEOCA project has been updated recently. Aratos Technologies S.A. participates in SEOCA Project.
The proposed project aims at further fostering cooperative ties between the countries of Central Asia and Europe in developing and applying Earth Observation (EO) technologies for effective environmental monitoring.
You can visit the website here.
Aratos Technologies S.A. participated in SEOCA Project Meeting which took place in Ankara on 20 -22 October. There were presentations from Central Asian Countries and various aspects of the project were discussed.
Aratos Technologies S.A. has started the implementation of a new version of Aratos Disaster Control, the Integrated Disaster Management System,for the region of Europe.
The European Portal of Aratos Disaster Control will offer unique satellite images of all European Countries, data of detected fires, earthquakes, landslides, thunderstorms, floods etc and various other data (such as european road network, elevation data, land use/cover, rivers and lakes, vegetation management).
Aratos Disaster Control European Portal will be released to the public at 1st of November 2010.
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.