14 SEP 2016: FMRS participates at GEOBIA 2016

During the last 10 years GEOBIA has grown from a niche discipline to a recognized and vibrant branch of geoinformation science, and methods developed by the growing community have helped to tackle problems in virtually all domains where geographic data are used.

01 AUG 2016: The National Observatory of Forest Fires (NOFFi) on SKAI TV

The burned area maps produced by NOFFi-OBAM (the National Observatory of Forest Fires / Object-based Burned Area Mapping service) were presented on SKAI nationwide TV broadcasting channel. It should be noted that NOFFi-OBAM products, although produced by FMRS on behalf of the Greek Forest Service, are distributed freely to all interested parties including state agencies such as the Genera

28 JUL 2016: FMRS maps the large fire of Chios near-real time

The burned area mapping service software NOFFi-OBAM that was developed within the National Observatory of Forest Fires (NOFFi) project was employed to accurately map in near-real time the large fire on the Greek island Chios. It should be noted that NOFFi-OBAM is an open source software that can be used as a QGIS plugin. The fire was put out on the 27th of July 2016. 

20 JULY 2016: Practical training course on 'Forest Management'

FMRS organises a one-week practical training course on 'Forest Management' on an annual basis. The practical training which is a part of the BSc degree on 'Forestry and Natural Environment' is taking place every summer at the Pertouli University forest.

08 JULY 2016: The Commander of the Hellenic Army Geographical Service visits FMRS

The Commander of the Hellenic Army Geographical Service (HAGS) Colonel Vardis Kayadakis visits FMRS as a part of his visit to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

27 JUNE 2016: FMRS invited to the Hellenic Parliament

FMRS is invited to participate at the Hellenic Parliament Permanent Committee on Environmental Protection. The meeting that will take place on the 28th June 2016 will focus on the 'Sustainable management of grasslands and phryganic areas'.

16 JUNE 2016: FMRS to participate at SafeEvros 2016

FMRS to present the National Observatory of Forest Fires (NOFFi) at SafeEvros (22-25 June 2016, Alexandroupoli, Greece).

09 JUNE 2016: FMRS contributes to GEO SB-02-C2

FMRS contributes to GEO SB-02-C2 (Global Land Cover Validation and User Engagement) which is coordinated by the National Geomatics Center of China (NGCC).

18 MAY 2016: FMRS and ELGO-DEMETER Cereal Institute receive the 'SYNERGAZOMAI 2016' 3rd prize

FMRS and ELGO-DEMETER Cereal Institute were awarded the 3rd prize at the 'SYNERGAZOMAI 2016' competition for the ERMES FP7-Space project. 'SYNERGAZOMAI' is a competition organised by the TECHNOLOGY FORUM, which awards cooperations betweeen research institutions and the industry in developing innovative products and services. 

10 ΜΑΥ 2016: The Taxiarchis University Forest becomes IEEE JSTARS Front Cover

The Taxiarchis University forest became the April 2016 IEEE JSTARS Front Cover as a result of the following publication in which two FMRS members participate:

Mylonas, S.K., Stavrakoudis, D.G., Theocharis, J.B., Zalidis, G.C., Gitas, I.Z. A Local Search-Based GeneSIS algorithm for the Segmentation and Classification of Remote-Sensing Images (2016) IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9 (4), art. no. 7414450, pp. 1470-1492. DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2518403