OenoWatch updates: Successful Completion of Interim Technical Evaluation & Piloting Activities

July 3, 2022
Christos Dimopoulos

CERIDES is happy to announce that the OenoWatch project, an Integrated Project under the Restart 2016-2020 Program of the Research & Innovation Foundation (ΙδΕΚ), has successfully passed its interim Τechnical Εvaluation. The evaluation process concerned the activities completed during the first 18 months of the project’s implementation and was conducted by a foreign independent evaluator.

The development of the OenoWatch Decision Support System has now reached a maturity level which allowed the implementation of its first piloting activities on the field. In particular, the first activities of this type were successfully completed on the 27th of April 2022 at the premises of the winery “Ekfrasis” in Chandria. These activities included test flights with the OenoWatch drones which have been custom-developed as part of the OenoWatch Decision Support System, as well as functionality tests of the software part of the system.

The OenoWatch project activities are now moving rapidly towards the piloting / demonstration phases. A significant number of relevant activities will be completed in the following months.

CERIDES, on behalf of E.U.C. Research Center, acts as the Coordinator for the implementation of the project. Like and follow the project’s dissemination outlets in order to receive frequent updates regarding the project’s progress and activities





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:

Professor George Boustras (Research fellow – Senior Advisor)
Dr. Konstantinos Katzis (Research Fellow)
Dr. Pericles Cheng (Research Fellow)
Ms. Christiana Ioannou (Research Fellow)
Mr. Christoforos Kyriacou (Research Fellow)
Mr. Michalis Yerolemou (Research Fellow)