FORSAT Project
FORSAT – A satellite image processing platform for high resolution forest assessment
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FORSAT is a research project co-funded by the national funding authorities of the participating countries under EUROSTARS and the European Commission, for the period 2012-2014.
The aim of FORSTAT, which stands for a satellite image processing platform for high resolution forest assessment, is to raise the current technological capacity of aerial imagery combined with airborne laser scanning for forest cover mapping applications to a stand-alone, satellite-based monitoring capacity.
Acronym: FORSAT
Code: E!7358
Funding scheme: EUROSTARS
Starting Date: November 1, 2012
Duration: 24 months
Initial budget: 1.642.280,00 EUR
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IASON Project
IASON – Fostering sustainability and uptake of research results through networking activities in Black Sea & Mediterranean areas
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IASON project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Grant Agreement (FP7 project No.) 603534; Theme [ENV.2013.6.5-4 ENV.2013.6.5-4]

IASON Project has the ultimate goal to establish a permanent and sustainable Network of scientific and non-scientific institutions, stakeholders and private sector enterprises belonging in the EU and third countries located in two significant areas: The Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions. The main focal points of the project will be the usage and application of Earth Observation (EO) in the following topics: climate change, resource efficiency, raw materials management.
IASON aims to build on the experiences gained by 5 FP7 funded projects, OBSERVE, enviroGRIDS, GEONETCab, EGIDA, and BalkanGEONet. All of the above projects focused on enhancing EO capacities, knowledge and technology in the EU and in neighborhood countries. During their execution time they managed to establish links with a critical mass of research institutions, organizations, public organizations, stakeholders, and policy makers in the Balkan region, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea Basin.
IASON intends to create the proper conditions for enhancing knowledge transfer capacity building, and market opportunities in using EO applications and mechanisms in specific research fields that are addressing climate actions resource efficiency and raw materials management.

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