July 15th, 2020

First Virtual EXCELSIOR Workshop

The ‘EXCELSIOR’ H2020 Teaming Project Consortium and the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) organised the First Virtual International Workshop on ‘Space Operations and Environmental Monitoring in Cyprus’. This Workshop was a part of the annual workshops that will be organized on a yearly basis, with the participation of all national, EMMENA and international stakeholders and addressing all the different activities of the ECoE, i.e., infrastructure, research, education and innovation through entrepreneurship. This workshop was planned and initially scheduled to coincide with the Annual International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment/RSCy2020, however due to COVID-19 this workshop had been postponed. Eventually, the workshop took place virtually on the 15th of July 2020 through the ZOOM platform.

Main aim and objectives

  • Our aim for the series of all the proposed annual workshops is to interact with existing and new stakeholders, strengthening the regional links, invest in the continuous interaction with the strategic user segments of ECoE and sustaining long-lasting relationships and partnerships in the region.
  • The main aim of the First Virtual International workshop was to bring the participants across with the plans and prospects of EXCELSIOR. Specifically, the workshop focused on demonstrating the EXCELSIOR infrastructure for space operations, monitoring and environmental research and how these can be used for the projects and challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Topic: Space Operations and Environmental Monitoring in Cyprus
Date: 15.07.2020, 08:00 – 16.30 CEST
Final agenda: Please click here to view

Watch the workshop online via Youtube:

Part I – EXCELSIOR Intro & Plans
Part II – Future Demands & Opportunities (Part I)
Part III – Future Demands & Opportunities (Part II)
Part IV – Future Demands & Opportunities (Part III)


This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the “Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and and Development”.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s “Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme” under Grant Agreement No 857510”.
This project is co-funded by the Cyprus University of Technology.