Computer Graphics and Interactive Systems

Computer Graphics and
Interactive Systems Laboratory




Fostering sustainability and uptake of research results through Networking activities in Black Sea & Mediterranean areas

IASON Project is funded by the European Comission through the FP7 framework, between 2013-2015.

The IASON Project has the ultimate goal to establish a permanent and sustainable Network of scientific and non-scientific institutions, stakeholders and private sector enterprises belonging in the EU and third countries located in two significant areas: The Mediterranean and the Black Sea regions. The main focal points of the project will be the usage and application of Earth Observation (EO) in the following topics:

  • climate change
  • resource efficiency
  • raw materials management

IASON aims to build on the experiences gained by 5 FP7 funded projects, OBSERVE, enviroGRIDS, GEONETCab, EGIDA, and BalkanGEONet. All these projects are focused on enhancing EO capacities, knowledge and technology in the EU and in neighborhood countries. During their execution time they managed to establish links with a critical mass of research institutions, organizations, public organizations, stakeholders, and policy makers in the Balkan region, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea Basin.

In order to achieve its goal IASON will engage in

  • Visible and effective capacity building and knowledge transfer activities with Third countries' research institutes and organizations, stakeholders and policy makers through the organization of two training workshops (one in each region).
  • Demonstration of market opportunities through uptake of results from three projects (PEGASO, enviroGRIDS, and IMPACTMIN), best case scenarios and success stories.
  • Identification of projects and networks, using the regional partners’ contacts in the Third Countries, along with input from training workshops, and Advisory Board Memebrs in the thematic fields that have potential for future cooperation.
  • Liase and coordinate dissemination activities with other projects dealing with research and innovation cooperation for the Societal Challenge 5 of Horizon 2020
  • Creation of an innovative web based common information platform with information regarding clustering projects that demonstrate synergy potential, networking tools that will enhance communication between interesting parties.

IASON Virtual Center

  • eGLE platform based solution of the IASON Virtual Center (IVC)
  • IASON VMP supports access of stakeholders, research institutes, and end-users to training and teaching materials regarding the applications and tools developed through various projects in the region
  • Users may develop themselves presentations through eGLE, and consult already created documents (i.e. as links, files, and eGLE materials)

Main features of IVC:

  1. Home page - General presentation of the IASON Virtual Center
  2. Brows resources - List of resources already developed and published in IVC. Some of them have been developed through IASON VC
  3. About eGLE
  4. Members area - Access to eGLE tools to developed training materials for Earth Science communitty