Planetek Hellas (PKH), www.planetek.gr, is a company of the Planetek Group that since 1994 designs and develops integrated geographical data management systems. The Company was founded in 2006, is based at the 21st floor of the Athens Tower, in Athens-Greece and aims to replicate the successful approach to the market of the Group leader Planetek Italia, whose applications and solutions are developed within the most important European programs in the field of Space Research, integrated system for the management, analysis and sharing of land-related information.
Planetek Hellas experience conjugates mastering of advanced remote sensing processing, with GIS Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) competence and real world application delivery. These applications have been usually addressed to public administrations like local governments and environmental agencies, but now the company is going towards private investment activities dedicated to the developments of new services and products.
Planetek Hellas services combine a variety of activities in ESA funded projects, such as: PARC-Archipelago (Posidonia-oceanica Advanced Remote Cognition), SIMS (Seagrass Integrated Monitoring System), Marcoast2. Planetek Hellas has also activities in EC-FP7 funded projects such as SAFER. Planetek Hellas has also developed for ESA several systems integrated into ESA-SSE (service support environment) service architecture, under the projects NTSS (Naval Traffic Statistics for Security) and Ozone 3D. In the BIO_SOS project Planetek Hellas will be in charge of the subsystem modules design and development and will be responsible for the service demonstration over the Greek sites.
Present job and responsibilities: Manager – Geomatic Application. Work experience: Graduated in Business Administration in the University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece. At the Planetek group, since 2004, has matured experiences in different technology areas. Key Areas of Expertise are: Company methodologies and standards (project quality assurance, system testing, data quality testing and customer acceptance). He has a good knowledge of the Greek and European Geomatic and Earth Observation market and good contact with Greek End Users. He managed all the above projects of Planetek Hellas.
Present job and responsibilities: IT Project Manager. Work experience: At Planetek group since 2008. He was project manager of the NTSS project of Planetek Hellas, funded by ESA. Key Areas of Expertise are: His experience covers system architecture going from client stand alone, client-server, SOA and web architecture, orchestration of web services, with a great problem solving attitude, and a great experience in leading workgroups. Furthermore he has experience in OGC interoperability standards.
Manos Lagoudakis is a Physical Geographer. He holds an MSc in Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Management, from the King’s College London, UK. He works in Planetek Hellas as Geospatial Applications Analyst. The main projects that he is involved with, are: Geoland2 (European Soil Sealing). The main objective of this project is to upgrade the 2006 European Soil Sealing map with 2009 data. Customer: EEA European Environmental Agency. Users: European Commission Marcoast2 (Marine and Coastal Information Services). MARCOAST delivers satellite-based services in the field of marine and coastal applications. Customer: ESA. Users: Public organisations and research institutes.