The SWSOIP Kick-off (KO) meeting took place on Tuesday, 5th of February 2019 at 11:00 to 12:30 CET. Mrs Kay van der Made on behalf of ESA IPL-IPS; Prof. Diofantos Hadjimitsis, Dr Christiana Papoutsa and Dr Dimitris Sykas on behalf of the Cyprus University of Technology; Dr Giorgos Papadavid on behalf of the Agricultural Research Institute and Mr Marios Milis on behalf of SignalGenerix LTD were participated at the SWSOIP KO meeting.
Mrs Kay van der Made open the skype call for the KO meeting of the SWSOIP on behalf of ESA. A brief presentation describing the importance of the SWSOIP project for Cyprus and introducing the members of the consortium was given by Prof. Hadjimitsis, Project Manager of the SWSOIP. It was highlighted that the Prime Contractor as being a member of several networks such as the Copernicus Academy, the FabSpace etc, will have the opportunity to use its existing networks to disseminate the outcomes of the current project.
Afterwards, the technical and technological objectives of the project were presented. At this section all the Work Packages (WPs) were described by all the participants of the skype call aiming to make clear what are the main goals, expected activities and outcomes for each WP. It was mentioned that WPs 3, 4 and 5 are essentially interlinked and will run in parallel with each other in order to maximise the duration of the acquisition of in-situ measurements.