National Observatory of Athens



National Observatory of Athens  is a national organization operating under public law rules and procedures and is supervised by the General Secretariat for Research & Technology of the Ministry of Education. It is financed through the State Budget of the Ministry of Education. NOA, apart from being the oldest Greek research institution with a continuous presence and activity in science at international level as well as in the Greek society for 170 years (since 1842), is a Research Centre active in Space Sciences and their applications with remarkable achievements. 

NOA consists of the following Research Institutes:
a) Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing,
b) Institute of Geodynamics and c) Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development  

NOA with its highly-skilled human resources and the important infrastructure obtained over the last two decades plays an important role in international space science activities and has a leading role in the national efforts for presence in the European Space Sector. NOA also constitutes a critical national link with the European Space Agency (ESA) and other relevant organizations and bodies within the European Union.

At international level NOA hosts the UNESCO Chair for Natural Disasters, established within the framework of UNESCO-BRESCE, the Secretariat of the South Eastern European (SEE) Disasters Risk Assessment and Mitigation Network, and a Focal Point on the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS) -one of the four national GEO Offices in the World (Canada, Germany, USA, and Greece).

Projects involved as partner


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