Dr. Charalabos (Haris) Kontoes

Position: Research Director, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109186, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: kontoes@noa.gr, URL: Personal WebPage

Dr. Charalabos (Haris) Kontoes is a Research Director at IAASARS/NOA and holds a PhD in Remote Sensing of the Environment. He has a wide range of expertise in managing EC and ESA projects integrating advanced image processing techniques for the exploitation of high and very high spatial resolution satellite data. He has acted as national delegate in international Space fora and organisations (e.g. EC, ESA). As delegate he participated in, a) the Steering Committee of the common EU and ESA Space Program for Environment and Security, namely GMES, b) the ESA’s Program Board on Earth Observation (2002-2004), and c) acted as deputy delegate in the Joint Space Strategy Advisory Group (JSSAG). Today he assumes responsibilities as National Delegate of the Horizon 2020 Space Committee Program of the EC. In addition he leads/coordinates scientific actions foreseen in the common Greece-ESA project towards establishing in Greece (at IAASARS/NOA premises) the Hellenic National Sentinel Data Mirror Site as part of the ESA’s Collaborative Ground Segment. He is author of over than 110 scientific papers presented in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences.

MSc. Vassilis Tsironis

Position: Research Associate / IT Developer, Phone-number: 0030-210-8109113, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: vassilis.tsironis@noa.gr

Mr. Vassilis Tsironis graduated in 2008 from Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with a degree in the Computer Science. In 2013 he got an M.Sc degree in the "Computer Systems Technology" at the department of Informatics and Telecommunications. He worked as technical consultant in banking databases, as well as a self-employed developer of Web applications. He is currently working as a research associate in the development of digital services and application within the EU funded programme BEYOND "Building a Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation based monitoring of Natural Disasters in south-eastern Europe".

His research interests include: Databases, Distributed Systems, Internet Application Technologies, Semantic Web, Distributed Hash Tables, Optimal Stopping Theory, development of GIS applications, services and databases.

MSc. Christina Petala

Position: Research Associate / IT Developer, Phone-number: 0030-210-3490085, Fax: 0030-210-6138343, e-mail: xpetala@noa.gr

Mrs. Christina received her Diploma in Computer Science from the Department of "Digital Systems" at the University of Piraeus in 2005 and her master's degree at "Engineering of pervasive computing systems MSc", at the Hellenic Open University, in 2015. She has worked from 2005 to 2015 as an ΙΤ professor in public and private institutions. Today, she works as a research associate on contract at the National Observatory of Athens and her current position is Head of Information Systems, in the research program (funded by E.U.) BEYOND "Building a Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation based monitoring of Natural Disasters in south-eastern Europe".

Her research interests include: Technology in Education, Design and Administration of Open-Source Thin-client systems, Database Systems' security and performance monitoring.