OenoWatch Project – Establishment of Advisory Board and Introductory Meeting

February 17, 2022
Christos Dimopoulos

CERIDES is happy to announce the establishment of the Advisory Board of project OenoWatch. OenoWatch is an Integrated Project under the Restart 2016-2020 Program of the Research & Innovation Foundation (ΙδΕΚ). CERIDES, the Center of Excellence of E.U.C. Research Center, acts as the Coordinator for the implementation of the project.

The Advisory Board of the OenoWatch project is composed of the following members:

Ms. Niki Kafkalia (Troodos Development Company)
Mr. Sotiris Christoforou (Nicosia Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Within the framework of the implementation of the OenoWatch project, the Advisory Board will have the following responsibilities:

…to provide guidance along the implementation phase ensuring on-time delivery of high-quality results and the best translation of the project’s results to the public authorities“.

The introductory meeting of the project’s Advisory Board took place on Wednesday the 16th of February 2021Dr. Christos Dimopoulos, the project manager of OenoWatch, introduced the members of the board to the Consortium, and presented the current status of the project. The board members pledged their support to the project’s implementation, and stated that they will offer their consultation in order to ensure the best possible quality of the project’s results, as well as the highest possible impact of these results to the Cypriot viticulture industry.

The aim of the OenoWatch project is to study, develop, implement and pilot a holistic phytosanitary and plant protection system based on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and a series of cutting-edge technologies, as well as the establishment of a Competence Center for Precision Viticulture.

The Consortium of the OenoWatch project includes the Technical University of Cyprus (CUT), the consulting, services & training organization ‘DRONINT’, the consulting, & training organization EUROSUCCESS Consulting, the Development Agency of Lemesos, as well as the Cypriot Winery Ekfraseis.

Dr. Christos Dimopoulos, co-Director of CERIDES, acts as the Project Coordinator of OenoWatch.

The OenoWatch Technical Team of CERIDES consists of:

Dr. Konstantinos Katzis (Research Fellow)
Dr. Pericles Cheng (Research Fellow)
Mr. Christoforos Kyriacou (Research Fellow)
Mr. Mike Yerolemou (Research Fellow)
Professor George Boustras (Scientific Advisor)


Full information about the OenoWatch project and its activities is available at the following links: