The main concept behind the ERATOSTHENES CoE is to be a fully functional Digital Innovation Hub and a Research Excellence Centre for EO in the EMMENA region, creating an ecosystem where the state-of-the-art sensing equipment, cutting edge research, targeted education services and entrepreneurship come together. It is based on the paradigm of Open
Innovation 2.0 (OI2.0), which is based on the Quadruple Helix Model, where Government, industry, academia and
society work together to drive change by taking full advantage of the cross-fertilisation of ideas.
The ECoE adopts a two-axis model, as depicted below.
The ERATOSTHENES CoE advocates that the Centre will be a European focal point for cutting edge Earth Observation research in five main application domains: