About us

CSCS was founded in December of 2012 in Nicosia, Cyprus by Daniel Hayes, Ph. D. Numerous subcontractors have assisted over the years on a project by project basis. With our academic and technical background, as well as our seagoing and survey experience, we have been serving the public and private sector with data collection, analysis, and reporting services. Our specialty is marine robotics and autonomous systems, such as gliders, AUVs, ROVs, moorings, and landers as well as operational forecasting and observing systems.

Daniel Hayes
Managing Director
CSCS Managing Director, Dr. Daniel Hayes, is a physical oceanographer experienced in autonomous platforms and operational oceanography. After Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, he relocated to Cyprus in 2004, set up the national glider program, advanced the operational oceanography group and is now one of the leaders of the effort to establish a European and international glider infrastructure for science and industry. He has a long history of managing research and commercial contracts as well as scientific and technical achievements in cooperation with the CSCS team.
Kyriakos Mavris
Technical Director
Mr Kyriakos Mavris has a BSEE degree from the University of South Alabama. After graduating he worked with Philamon Inc. NY, USA, a company specializing at both Commercial and Military Electromechanical devices and systems, including various sensors, like Night Vision IR sensors, frequency generators and optical devices. After several years he joined Cyprus Port & Marine Police (P&M P) as an Electrical/Electronics engineer where he spent 25 years, the last 5 of them as a P&M P Commander. During his service he worked on ship and equipment procurement, supervising/coordinating projects, teaching electrical and electronics subjects. Since his early retirement from Cyprus P&M Police he was employed by CSCS and is involved in the technical aspects as well as expanding the business and maintaining customer contact.
Ehsan Abdi
Head Engineer
Electronics Engineer and a maker with a diverse background and deep software/hardware understanding, having many years of field experience operating autonomous underwater vehicles and sensors.
Felix Ollech
Sales Manager

Mr. Felix Ollech has a Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering from the University of Wuppertal Germany. During his studies he worked with Zodiac Aerospace, a company specialized as aircraft supplier for Airbus and Boing. He operated in the field of innovation management as well as in technology and business development. Mr. Felix Ollech leaded electronic hardware and software projects in the European-founded project Horizon 2020. After his studies he founded a marine technology company and he joined C.S.C.S. as Sales Manager to support the team of Dr. Daniel Hayes.

Rana Abu Alhaija
Environmental Consultant

CSCS’ Environmental Consultant Rana Abu Alhaija is a Marine Ecologist specializing in plankton. She has over eight years of research and project management experience and is Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental, Energy and Atmospheric Sciences. Rana has set up and operated a long-term monitoring plankton survey in Cyprus, the first of its kind in the Mediterranean. She is experienced in field work, taxonomic analysis, data analysis, and environmental assessment reporting. Rana is also enthusiastic about science dissemination and creating communication campaigns to reach a wide range of audiences.