Establishing a Remote Sensing Science Center in Cyprus: First Year of Activities of ATHENA Project

Hadjimitsis, Diofantos and Agapiou, Athos and Lysandrou, Vasiliki and Themistocleous, Kyriacos and Cuca, Branka and Nisantzi, Argyro and Lasaponara, Rosa and Masini, Nicola and Biscione, Marilisa and Nolè, Gabriele and Brcic, Ramon and Cerra, Daniele and Michael, Eineder and Ursula, Gessner and Krauss, Thomas and Schreier, Gunter (2016) Establishing a Remote Sensing Science Center in Cyprus: First Year of Activities of ATHENA Project. In: Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection. Springer, pp. 275-282. ISBN 978-3-319-48974-2

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ATHENA H2020 Twinning project is a three-year duration project and its main objective is to strengthen the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) Remote Sensing Science and Geo-Environment Research Laboratory in the field of “Remote Sensing Archaeology” by creating a unique link between two internationally-leading research institutions: National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). Through the ATHENA project, CUT’s staff research profile and expertise will be raised while S&T capacity of the linked institutions will be enhanced. In this paper the abovementioned objectives are presented through the various activities accomplished in the first year of the project. These activities include both virtual training by experts in topics such as active remote sensing sensors and sophisticated algorithms, as well as scientific workshops dedicated to specific earth observation and cultural heritage aspects. During this first year, outreached activities have been also performed aiming to promote remote sensing and other non-destructive techniques, including geophysics, for monitoring and safeguarding archaeological heritage of Cyprus. The ATHENA center aims to serve the local community of Cyprus, but at the same time to be established in the wider area of eastern Mediterranean.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 31 – November 5, 2016, Proceedings, Part II
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural heritage, Remote sensing, Cyprus, Center of excellence
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate
Depositing User: dottoressa Gaetana Marchesini
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 14:48
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 14:48

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