On 17 January, ESA Director General Antonio Rodot· signed a framework cooperation agreement in Athens with the Greek Minister for Development, Nikos Christodoulakis.
Areas with potential for cooperation between ESA and Greece include space science, Earth observation research and applications, telecommunications, satellite navigation, microgravity research, and ground segment engineering and utilisation.
The next step is to identify projects of mutual interest. Once this has been done, projects will be defined in specific implementing arrangements when the agreement enters into force.
Related Links
* Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology
* Presenting ESA
IMAGE CAPTION: [http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/GGGC03KPEIC_index_1.html] This image of Athens was taken with a scatterometer aboard an ESA Earth Remote Sensing satellite. Mountains are in brown and densely populated flat areas show many white specks because buildings backscatter microwaves strongly. Coloured specks in the sea are ships at anchor at the date and time of data acquisition: red, 25 May 1996: green, 14 July 1997; blue, 1 November 1997.