5 April 2023

Workshop on: Challenges of the New Agricultural Policy 2023-2027 - Implementation in Grevena Region

At the workshop organized by the Regional Unit of Grevena on "Challenges of the New Agricultural Policy 2023-2027", the consortium of the MARS project presented the challenges and prospects for "Precision Agriculture" using UAC for the new Agricultural Policy, based on the experience and conclusions drawn from the MARS project.

10-18 September 2022

86th Thessaloniki International Fair

The MARS project participated through the University of Western Macedonia's pavilion at the 86th Thessaloniki International Fair. The event was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Interior (Macedonia-Thrace). The main objectives of this year's event were to support efforts for regional development through the circular economy model by inviting chambers, businesses, research laboratories, and practices that demonstrate its scope and applications in the Greek market to participate. At the booth of the University of Western Macedonia, the public had the opportunity to learn about the purpose, objectives, actions, and benefits of the project for producers and cooperatives, as well as the innovative methods for processing and analyzing data from multiple sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based photography. The video below shows the MARS project activity at HELEXPO:

20-24 July 2022

Earth Festival - People and products

The MARS project participated, through the booth of the Technical University of Crete, in the "Earth Festival - People and Products" that took place in Chania. The event was held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Ministry of Rural Development & Food, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, ELGO Demetra, the Region of Crete, and the Municipalities of the Regional Unit of Chania. The main objectives of the Festival were to support the efforts for the development and improvement of primary production, the cooperation of organizations, research laboratories, and businesses concerning technologies and means of modernization of crops in the direction of the development of intelligent and geo-environmental agriculture, the information of producers about the applicable European, National and Regional policies of support for the agricultural sector and the new technologies and means as products of Scientific Research. At the stand of the Technical University of Crete, the general public had the opportunity to be informed about the purpose, objectives, and actions of the MARS project, its expected results, as well as the possibilities of using the unified architecture for the collection, processing, and analysis of data from multiple sensors from local producers and cooperatives in typical crops of the island.

8 May 2020

Ηonour of Two Research Articles in the Scientific Journal Computer Networks

Two mars research articles are distinguished in one of the most prestigious, international scientific journals, Computer Networks. The paper entitled 'A compilation of UAV applications for precision agriculture and authored by Panagiotis Radoglou-Grammatikis, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, Thomas Lagkas and Ioannis Moscholios ranks 2nd in readability (most downloaded) in the last quarter, while the paper entitled 'Towards smart farming: Systems, frameworks and exploitation of multiple sources' and authors Anastasios Lytos, Thomas Lagkas, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, Michalis Zervakis, George Livanos ranks 7th in the list of the 25 most famous works of the magazine! It is worth noting that the two MARS research articles are distinguished between articles that come from many popular, research sites, such as 5G and IoT, although they both focus on the same research subject, precision agriculture.

31 January 2020

On January 31, 2020, a workshop organized by the International Hellenic University in the framework of the Agrotica 2020 exhibition presented the challenges and prospects for "Precision Agriculture" with the use of drones, as they emerged from the sMart fArming with dRoneS – MARS project.

24-25 October 2019

Plenary Meeting

The 2nd plenary meeting was held at the premises of GEOSENSE in Oreokastro, Thessaloniki, in the framework of the 3rd official meeting of the partners on October 24-25, 2019. At this meeting, representatives of the partners took stock of the progress of the project, discussed the new goals set, and expressed optimism about expanding the possibilities provided within the framework of the project.


The 4th Panhellenic Conference on Design Automation, Computer Technology, Computer Networks and Social Media of Southeastern Europe (SEEDA-CECNSM 2019) will give a unique perspective resulting from the interaction between the fields of automotive design, information technology, and engineering. SEEDA-CECNSM 2019 will provide an international technical forum for engineers and academics to exchange ideas, innovations, and results of ongoing research in the most modern fields. This year, particular emphasis will be placed on the demanding issues related to all the possibilities of engineering, networking, and design automation in the era of integrating of the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Cyberphysical Systems.

02 July 2019

On July 2, 2019, the Informative Workshop for the sMart fArming program with dRoneS - MARS took place in the framework of the action Research - Creation - Innovation implemented in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of UOWM. In particular, the MARS project refers to smart farming, where unmanned aerial vehicles are needed. The flights collect multispectral photographs and analyze them, and the competent agricultural staff examines the resulting data. Flights include grain, legumes, tobacco, and cherry trees. Analysis of the results extracted a significant degree of geomorphological data, as well as some fungal diseases that were treated. Soil pH meters and weather stations will be installed in the future. There will also be increasingly intensive flights of unmanned aerial vehicles to prevent diseases, and apply plant protection products in specific areas of the field, thereby reducing costs and increasing production. We were honored with their presence and contribution to the event by George Lebanon of the Technical University of Crete, where he contributed to the understanding of terms such as crop visualization & the methods of interconnection and imaging, as well as Vassilis Polychronos of the company GEOSENSE, where he presented the collection of photogrammetric data pix4D and a pilot demonstration in the area of Krokos Kozani.

21 November 2019

Στις 21 Νοεμβρίου 2019, το πρόγραμμα sMart fArming με το πρόγραμμα dRoneS - MARS παρουσιάστηκε κατά τη διάρκεια ημερίδας που διοργάνωσε το Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Μακεδονίας.

5 October 2018

Plenary Meeting

Στις 5 Οκτωβρίου 2018 πραγματοποιήθηκε η πρώτη συνάντηση προόδου με τους συμμετέχοντες εταίρους να δηλώνουν ικανοποιημένοι με την πρόοδο του έργου και την τήρηση του χρονοπρογράμματος φιλοδοξώντας να παρουσιάσουν ακόμα μεγαλύτερη πρόοδο στην επόμενη συνάντηση.

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