Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Resilient Society Department on our website. On behalf of the entire Resilient Society team, I would like to welcome you. Through my role, I am responsible for ensuring that the Department runs efficiently, the research and innovation activities meet the department’s needs and the quality standards and finally the strategic plan will be implemented through the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) of the Centre. As you explore our site, please do not hesitate to contact us in the event that you have questions or concerns.
Dr. Haris Kontoes has a longstanding experience in coordinating a large number of EU, ESA, and transnational projects, in the context of EU flagship EO programs. He has been managing the development and sustained operation of Copernicus infrastructures in the SE Europe and Balkans regions (e.g. the Hellenic Sentinel Data Hub), and has been assigned leading roles in the organisation of international research forums, including GEO and Copernicus relevant congresses. He has been assuming the leading role in the coordination of national delegations in the context of International Organisation Boards and Space Committees (e.g. ESA PBEO, EC Space Committees, GMES Steering Committee, Space Advisory Committee, etc.).
Resilient Society Department
The Resilient Society Department of the ECoE, with an impact to the public sector and the industry, focuses on research and services tailored to ensure the societies’ wellbeing, make economy sectors resilient, exploit efficiently the available resources, and protect civilians and businesses from natural threats and illegal actions in respect to smuggling/refugees trafficking in the surrounding seawith. The thematic cluster includes a portfolio of several research fields and more specifically: