• Posted 04-Nov-2019

CERIDES to coordinate the OenoWatch Integrated Project in RESTART 2016-2020

CERIDES is happy to announce that the project ‘OenoWatch’, which was submitted as an Integrated Project under the Restart 2016-2020 Program of the Research & Innovation Foundation (ΙδΕΚ), has successfully passed the 2nd evaluation phase and will be called to sign a research funding contract. CERIDES, the Center of Excellence of E.U.C. Research Center, will act as the Coordinator for the implementation of the project.

The aim of the OenoWatch project is to study, develop, implement and pilot a holistic phytosanitary and plant protection system based on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and a series of cutting-edge technologies, as well as the establishment of a Competence Center for Precision Viticulture.

The Consortium of the OenoWatch project also includes the Technical University of Cyprus (CUT), the consulting, services & training organization ‘DRONINT’, the consulting, & training organization EUROSUCCESS Consulting, the Development Agency of Lemesos, as well as Cypriot Wineries Ekfraseis and Makkas.

The total budget of the project implementation is in the region of 821.000 Euros. The project will generate a significant number of new job positions for young scientists.

Dr. Christos Dimopoulos, co-Director of CERIDES, will act as the overall Project Coordinator of OenoWatch. Together with Professor George Boustras, Director of CERIDES, and Dr. Pericles Cheng, Technical Lead of CERIDES, they will form the core CERIDES management and development team for the implementation of the OenoWatch project.