The ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ERATOSTHENES CoE) is an autonomous Centre of Excellence with Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) as its sole stakeholder aiming to become a viable, sustainable Centre of Excellence in earth observation, space technology and geospatial analysis. is the first Centre of Excellence established by the Cyprus University of Technology-CUT. The Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab/ ERATOSTHENES Group has been established within the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of CUT since 2007 and has a 13-year experience in earth observations and geospatial analysis.
The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is a public university founded in Limassol in 2003 and consists of six faculties. Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018/19 ranked the Cyprus University of Technology in the top 301-350 universities of the world; the University also received the highest score among all universities in Cyprus and Greece.Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) enrolled its first students in 2007. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of science and technology. CUT is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructures and technological equipment which makes it possible to be the strongest on the island in research, with specialized units directed by distinguished professionals.
The ‘Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab’/ ERATOSTHENES Group has received the biggest funding within CUT and through “EXCELSIOR” H2020 (Excellence Research Centre for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment; TEAMING Grant no. 857510), has been upgraded to ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (CoE). ERATOSTHENES CoE activities are strengthened by an extended network of international partners.
Through the ‘EXCELSIOR’ H2020 Teaming Project (2019-2026) the ERATOSTHENES CoE aspires to become an excellent Digital Innovation Hub for Earth Observation and Geospatial Information by offering education, responsible research, open innovation and application services capable of sustaining Cyprus’s development. The ERATOSTHENES CoE aspires to actively contribute to the European Research Area (ERA) priorities in Atmosphere and Climate, Resilient Societies and Big Earth Data Analytics, as well as to become the reference Earth Observation/Geoinformation Centre for research and innovation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa (EMMENA) region. ERATOSTHENES CoE is a continuation of the Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab/ERATOSTHENES Group.