SPADE project coordinator Prof. Dionysis Bochtis and Dr. Aristotelis C. Tagarakis, together with Dr. Dimitrios Kateris are guest-editing a Special Issue on “Optical Sensing for Agricultural Applications” for Remote Sensing Journal.
The project’s kick-off meeting took place between 6th and 7th of October, 2022 in Thessaloniki, in Greece. During the first day, the project coordinator, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), opened the meeting, giving a brief presentation of the project, followed by short presentations of Work Packages (WP) by each leader. After, a session was dedicated to the three pilot cases and another to governance of the project.
This meeting was an opportunity for partners to speak and clarify how they can interact with each other in order to fulfil the project’s goals. SPADE consortium is looking to innovate the use of drones and to impact on new business models, on an updated regulatory framework both at international and national levels, and for improved well-being and safety of the society.