LEONARDO DA VINCI PROGRAMME
Strand II, Measure II.1.1.C
Courtesy of Kyriakos Rokos, Sculptor.
A COMMON EDUCATIONAL
AND TRAINING INFRASTRUCTURE
for the Integration of Remote Sensing, Digital Processing of
Photointerpretation and GIS Methods, Techniques and Applications'
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS,
LABORATORY OF REMOTE SENSING
Scientist in charge: Prof. D. ROKOS
OF SURREY: Scientist in charge: Prof. M. PETROU
PAUL SABATIER: Scientist in charge: Prof. J. DESACHY
CADASTRAL AND MAPPING ORGANISATION
The main objective of DECETI
Project was to provide educational and vocational training in the
scientific fields of Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing,
Photointerpretation and GIS in studying environmental problems, to the
scientists, engineers and technicians of the private and public sector.
Besides, the Project aimed at:
transferring the results of the technological
research in the above mentioned state-of-the-art scientific fields
from the Universities to the relevant Firms and Organisations of the
private and public sector,
facilitating the access to new technologies and
innovations for persons who are disadvantaged due to geographic
factors or by permanent/temporary physical disabilities and
face the danger of being excluded from the production,
supporting women’s educational and vocational
training in these advanced scientific fields,
providing the educational and vocational
"market" with tools for self-training (CD-ROM) that would
prove their advantages and would encourage on the one hand the
organisers of training programmes to adopt them and on the other hand
possible users to prefer them.
These objectives have been met through:
exhaustive analysis of market’s needs for
educational and vocational training in the above scientific fields,
production of a CD-ROM whose content has been
defined by the market analysis,
continuous evaluation procedures which guarantee
the quality of the final product,
several dissemination activities by all Partners.
The final product of the Project is a CD-ROM that
consists of three Modules:
Module A: “General knowledge in Remote Sensing,
Digital Image Processing, Photointerpretation and GIS” with
Theory, Examples and Applications prepared by NaTUReS Lab.
Module B: “Pattern Recognition and Image
Interpretation in Remote Sensing” with Theory, Examples and
Applications prepared by IRIT Group of University Paul Sabatier.
Module C: ”Tutorial in Modern Techniques in
Remote Sensing” with Theory and Examples prepared by VSSP Group of
University of Surrey.
As far as the dissemination activities are concerned
these could be summarised in the following:
Update of participating Universities web sites
with information on DECETI Project and with the total DECETI CD-ROM
Registration of the Project in the Server (EWSE)
of a major European Project that is the Centre for Earth Observation
Contact with the Presidents of important
Scientific and Professional Associations for publishing in the
Bulletins of their Associations description of DECETI Project.
Contact with the teaching staff of major Academic
Institutions (e.g. Universities).
Participation in several Conferences, Workshops,
Dissemination through talks, publications and
Production of promotional material (leaflet in
english) which will be sent electronically to a lot of organisations/users
and will inform them about DECETI Project.
Contact with important Organisations/Enterprises
etc. in the framework of product's “final” evaluation in the
three countries (Greece, France, UK) which was at the same time an
indirect way of dissemination for the CD-ROM.
There is no need to commercialise the CD-ROM and it
will be disseminated free.