07-09 December 2022, Athens, Greece

The Research and Development Department of EYDAP (R&D), participated in EuroGEO workshop 2022 "Towards an integrated and convergent EuroGEO" that held from 7 to 9 December 2022 in Athens, Greece. EuroGEO combines the contributions of European members of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a partnership of more than 100 national governments, over 100 participating organisations and the European Commission. GEO envisions a future where decisions and measures for the benefit of humankind are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations. The annual workshop brings together European players interested in and actively contributing to EuroGEO. This year, the workshop is organised by the European Commission, the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation of the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Investments, and the Greek GEO Office operating within the National Observatory of Athens.

EYDAP is represented by R&D Director Mr. Georgios Sachinis and Researcher Dr. Georgios Katsouras (Chemist). During the Workshop, the Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) introduced to more than 200 participants (in person) with an oral presentation entitled "Unmanned Vehicles as a complementary tool for water quality of Reservoirs" emphasizing on the innovative monitoring of EYDAP’s Lake Marathon Reservoir in 2022. In parallel, a poster presentation (Katsouras et al., 2022) entitled “Unmanned Vehicles combined with Satellite Observations as a complement tool for Water Quality of Lake Marathon” shows that the real-time results of USV in comparison with the evaluation of the images of UAV and satellite observations are in accordance and can contribute to traditional monitoring programs of inland waters.

The more valuable perspectives are that they offer quick and flexible data collection, even from hard-to- reach areas, which can be easily and safely transferred and saved online and can cover a greater part of the study area in minimum time, compared to standard field data collection methods, offering significant improvements in continuous, temporal monitoring. The results proved the excellent quality of the water in Lake Marathon and that the combination of the above methods can contribute to detecting in time, possible pollution from anthropogenic activities or natural processes.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689341

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