LACAE, as member of the Copernicus Academy network, made a strategic decision to join forces with a number of Greek institutions and private organizations with proven Copernicus related activity and interest, in order to create a strong partnership that will better serve the Copernicus Academy objectives in Greece.
This new partnership, named Copernicus Academy Network of Hellenic Partners (CAN-HelP), aims to empower the next generation of researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs with suitable skill sets that will enable them to use Copernicus satellite data and information services to their full potential, through targeted actions such as dedicated lectures , post-graduate scholarships, trainee-ships, seminars, workshops, presentations, webinars, personnel exchanges, Copernicus public awareness events and the collaboration with other European Copernicus Academy members.
CAN-HelP is a continuously expanding initiative that welcomes new partners who believe they can contribute to this on-going effort. Currently this effort is supported by the following institutions:
- The Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment (LACAE), of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- The National Observatory of Athens
- The University of the Peloponnese
- Greek GEO office
- FORTH/PRAXI Network
Last but not least, CAN-HelP will also be actively involved in educational activities, for young students currently in school, aiming to raise their awareness and to stimulate their interest into the field of satellites, earth observation and remote sensing, thus hoping to inspire the future generation of scientists.
A dedicated website for the purposes of CAN-HelP will soon be made public.