Greek Students Awarded in European Scientific Competition

December 19, 2019

HELSINKI – Four students from the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering – Athanasios Kapsalis, Zacharias Mitzelos, Nikolaos Potaris and Christos Christou – participated and were awarded the second place in the pan-European competition “Galileo & Copernicus Innovation Challenge” held at European Space Week.

Students collaborated in the competition in order to contribute to the scientific fields of observation and collection of data on the earth. Specifically, how Copernicus Earth Observation Technologies can be used to deliver innovative ideas and applications related to the valid forecasting and response of emergencies, using satellite data and providing solutions to real problems.

Students at the University of the Aegean submitted a proposal for the prediction and dealing with floods and fires, two issues directly related to Greece, as well as a mechanism to reduce civil protection response times in emergencies.


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