Greece Section


Michael Arvanitis

EuroScience Greek Regional Section,
PO Box 3125, 102-10,
Athens, Greece
Tel. +30-210-4226855

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ESME 2009 is organised by EuroScience Greek Regional Section, under the auspices of EuroScience, the European Association for the promotion of science and technology. It is the first in a series of biennial events, dedicated to scientific research and innovation. ESME provides a platform for dialogue on science and technology, society and policy, following the pattern of the EuroScience Open Forum, while focusing on the specific characteristics and needs of the Mediterranean region.

EuroScience Mediterranean Event 2009 aims at bringing together scientists and young researchers, senior government officials, policy makers, NGOs, academics and science communicators from all fields of science, thus providing a unique networking opportunity for all interested parties. Through keynote lectures, selected workshops, papers and exhibition sessions, ESME 2009 intends to assess the challenges facing the Mediterranean area's scientific development and to focus on the future opportunities while featuring the best practices.

We look forward to receiving your proposals for presentations during the Event, as this will constitute a pivotal part of the programme which is designed to encourage your representation and active participation in the dialogue. More info at

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Coordination of the EuroSIS project

National Contact Point’s Network for the Science in Society

Transnational exchange of experiences and dissemination of best practices can constitute an important supporting element in the work which should be provided by the SiS NCPs, and at the same time can contribute to the realisation of the concept of the Science in Society. The experiences of the benchmarking exercises within the activities that take place can make clear that the SiS might be served as a source of stimulation. Very important activities are also several activities like training and info workshops and the development of databases.

SiS NCPs have a very demanding role as there have a wide area to cover with all the scientific issues included. The National contact Points are established in order to help each country’s organisations to participate in a program with a variety of activities and objectives. Also they have the role to communicate all the initiatives and events that are taking place all over Europe in order the organisations (targeted user groups) to be informed. Further more it is needed to have an overview of the initiatives that are undertaken both in their countries and in the rest of the EU countries in order to give adequate information to the interested parties.

EUROSiS is bringing together all the NCPs for the Science in Society program in order to create a networkand will continually improve their services through the exchange of good practices, the communication of all the representatives and the creation of a well structured partner search tool. Furthermore a lot of events will be organised in order to train both the new NCPs as well as the already experienced. One of the most important activities of the project will be the survey of the competence of the already nominated NCPs. This will be performed through mapping the SiS NCPs’ competences and stakeholders’ needs in order to launch the first knowledge management tool for the SiS NCP services.

The main aim of the EUROSiS project is to create the needed infrastructure in order the newly formed SiS NCP network to set a basis and also in order the nominated NCPs to start working so that they have common benefits in their work and at the same time to provide the effective services to the stakeholders. As the project will last for two years the main effort will be allocated in order to create the framework and establish the basic procedures and framework so that there is a future collaboration within the NCP community. It has to be noted that SiS NCP Network is established for the first time to the basic issues for the period of the proposed project in order to establish the needed communication in a very well structured way.


Distinguished Lecture of Dr. Peter Duncan

Athens, 10 October 2008

In cooperation with SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysicists) and NTUA (National Technical University of Athens)

"Aggressively passive: Microseismic opportunities over an oilfield’s life"

Passive seismic, especially microseismic monitoring, is to conventional seismic as a stethoscope is to a sonograph. It is continuous 4-D. It is accomplished by listening carefully to the sounds emanating from the earth and then diagnosing what is happening down there. Passive seismic techniques not only can create an image of the reservoir and its plumbing, but also shed light on how the fluid is flowing through the pipes.

Grasping the completeness of the passive science, one can see that it provides the opportunity to contribute over the lifetime of an oilfield from discovery to abandonment. Passive seismic can accomplish reconnaissance 3-D exploration at an attractive cost and lead to new discoveries. Microseismic monitoring of a hydrofrac can and does provide valuable information on completion and development strategy. Gas or fluid injection operations for primary or secondary recovery are prime candidates for passive monitoring to prove regulatory compliance, validate reservoir conformance and estimate recovery efficiency.

This lecture will present a view on the history and development of passive seismic techniques, a discussion of state of the art through case histories and a vision on where this technology will play a role in the smart oil field of the future. 

Participation at Imeres Karieras 

Biggest career event in Greece, 11 and 12 October 2008, Athens, Greece

Old Computers Exhibition

as  a part of the Athens Digital Week

13 - 19 October 2008

2nd Award of Scientific Books 

18th October 2008
Athens, Greece

ESOF 2008 Workshop

ESOF workshop