The National Observatory of Athens in Greece has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to establish a national Mirror Site that will provide direct access to Copernicus Sentinel data, making a significant step forward in the national and regional exploitation of the imagery supplied by the satellites.
The National Observatory of Athens (NOA) in Greece will operate a Mirror Site that will host and distribute data from the Copernicus Sentinels, in order to ensure the effective accessibility, archiving, and redistribution of large volumes of Earth Observation data.
The 'Copernicus Collaboration Agreement' was signed on the 12th of May 2014 in Athens, during the international conference "Copernicus – Sentinels Serving Society and the Environment", organised by the European Commission, the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the European Space Agency. The agreement was signed by Prof. Kanaris Tsinganos, President of NOA, and Dr. Volker Liebig, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA-ESRIN.
ΝΟΑ is participating in Large Scale Demonstrator in Athens - LDA project, providing GMES (Copernicus) and GNSS (Galileo) based services, together with:
Greek Research and Network Technology (GRNET)
Hellenic Associaton of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC)
Atlantis Research SA (ATLANTIS)