Prof. Manolis Koubarakis, of partner National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (WP3 Lead) had a presentation on Wednesday 13 October 2021, at 15.00 CET during the AI4EU cafe on Semantic Technologies for Earth Observation.

Professor Koubarakis elaborated on Earth observation including a mention of AI4Copernicus project, and also on how to use semantic technologies to discover Earth observation data, build pipelines that extract information and knowledge from it, and use this information and knowledge to develop applications of environmental, societal and economic value.

Watch the video of the session here.

Short bio: Manolis Koubarakis is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Dept. of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He leads the Artificial Intelligence team ( He is also an Adjunct Researcher at the Institute of the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, from the National Technical University of Athens, an M.Sc. in Computer Science, from the University of Toronto, and a diploma (B.Sc.) in Mathematics, from the University of Crete. He is a Fellow of EurAI (European Association for Artificial Intelligence) since 2015 and President of the Hellenic Association for Artificial Intelligence.