2020 - 2026

urbisphere is a Synergy Project funded by the European Research Council (ERC-SyG) that focuses on understanding, forecasting, and projecting feedbacks between climate change and drivers of urban transformation, and aims to change how the scientific community conceptualises, classifies and predicts the climate system and urban planning.

2020 - 2022

CURE is an EU-funded H2020-Space project that synergistically exploits the Copernicus Core Services and develops a system for urban resilience in DIAS (Data and Information Access Services), consisting of cross-cutting applications for climate change adaptation/mitigation, energy and economy, as well as healthy cities and social environments, concerning several European cities.

2021 - 2023

CoCO2 is an EU-funded H2020 project led by ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) that builds the prototype systems for a European Monitoring and Verification Support capacity for anthropogenic CO2 emissions, implemented as part of the Copernicus programme, delivering consistent and reliable information to support policy- and decision-making.

2021 - 2025

Harmonia is an EU-funded H2020 project that leverages existing tools, services and novel technologies to develop a platform supporting local policy-makers and citizens to understand the effects of Climate Change, and providing actionable data for smarter development strategies as well as generating opportunities for business growth and urban sustainability.

2020 - 2022

EO4UTEMP is an ESA-funded Living Planet Fellowship that develops a novel Urban Surface Temperature (UST) algorithm exploiting Earth Observation data, providing an advanced methodology for deriving frequent UST estimations at local scale, capable of resolving the diurnal variation of UST and contributing to the study of the urban energy balance.

2020 - 2021

BLENDED is an ESA-funded project that investigates the application of technologies enabling the secure, valuable and efficient collaboration of data and algorithms and applies the Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS), encryption and blockchain smart contract technologies to prototype a peer-to-peer decentralised Machine Learning training platform for space data.

2015 - 2017

URBANFLUXES is an EU-funded H2020 project that investigated the potential of Earth Observation to retrieve anthropogenic heat fluxes at local and city scales and contributed to the innovative exploitation of European space data in scientific activities, deploying the improved data quality, coverage and revisit times of the Copernicus Sentinels data.

2016 - 2019

ThinkNature is an EU-funded H2020 project that developed a multi-stakeholder communication platform that supported the understanding and promotion of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) at glocal scale through dialogue uptake facilitation, steering mechanisms and knowledge capacity building, bringing together multidisciplinary and multi-sector stakeholders as well as citizens.

2015 - 2019

ECOPOTENTIAL is an EU-funded H2020 project that focused on internationally recognised Protected Areas blending Earth Observations from remote sensing and field measurements, data analysis and modelling of ecosystem conditions and services, considering cross-scale geosphere-biosphere interactions, and addressing long-term and large-scale environmental and ecological challenges.

2009 - 2011

BRIDGE is an EU-funded FP7 project that aimed at bridging the gap between bio-physical sciences and urban planning and introducing innovative planning strategies, providing the means to quantitatively estimate energy, water, carbon and pollutants fluxes at local scale as well as their environmental impacts translating them to socio-economic benefits.

2016 - 2019

SEN4RUS is an EU-funded ERA.Net-RUS Plus project that considered the specific requirements of urban planning in Russia to develop indicators effectively exploiting the information content provided by Copernicus Sentinels, designing and implementing Sentinel-based services for spatial planners as well as developing a web-based information system.

2017 - 2024

Life IGIC is an EU-funded project that develops a Green Infrastructure network in pilot olive orchards of Crete-Greece, playing a demonstrative role at regional, national and EU level towards conserving biodiversity, enhancing agroecosystem services and providing the basis for reconnecting existing nature areas.

2012 - 2013

GEOURBAN is an EU-funded ERA.Net-RUS project that aimed to bridge the gap between Earth Observation (EO) scientists and urban planners by demonstrating the ability of current and future EO systems to depict parameters of urban structure and environmental quality over large areas at detailed level through a web-based information system.

2012 - 2015

FLIRE is an EU-funded LIFE+ project that developed an integrated web-based Decision Support System (DSS) for both flash floods and forest fires risk assessment/management, concerning a pilot area of Attica-Greece, using state of art technologies and methods as well as taking into account prevention, adaptation and interaction issues.

2013 - 2015

EO4SEB is a bilateral collaboration project between Greece and France that aimed at reviewing existing Earth Observation systems and state-of-the-art methods to identify their capabilities and limitations in supporting Surface Energy Balance modelling towards providing spatio-temporal distributions of urban environmental parameters, capable of supporting advanced urban studies.