ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) is non-profit private research organisation that was established in 2020 through the ‘EXCELSIOR’, H2020 Widespread Teaming Phase 2 project after upgrading the existing Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab, which has been operating within the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology since 2007.
The ECoE consists of three departments, i.e., Environment & Climate, Resilient Society, and Big Earth Data Analytics. The Environment & Climate Department consists of the thematic sectors of Atmosphere, Agriculture, Water and Land, whereas the Resilient Society Department consists of the thematic sectors of Disaster Risk Reduction, Cultural Heritage, Marine Safety and Security, and Energy. The Big Earth Data Analytics Department operates horizontally, collaborating and assisting the other two departments, offering its staff expertise in information extraction, visual exploration, machine learning, data fusion and geo-informatics.
The Centre’s mission is to conduct both basic and applied research towards improved understanding, management, and monitoring of natural resources and infrastructures and to offer expert services and products of excellent qualities in line with the latest developments in remote sensing and related geospatial technologies. The vision of the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence is to become a world-class Digital Innovation Hub for Earth Observation, space technology and Geospatial Information and to be the reference Centre in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa.