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Remote Sensing Science Center for Cultural Heritage

Objective

The “ATHENA” proposal aims to establish a Center of Excellence in the field of Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage in the areas of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage through the development of an enhanced knowledge base and innovative methods. This center will be established by twinning the existing Remote Sensing and Geo-environment Research Laboratory at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) with internationally-leading counterparts from other Member States of the EU, such as the Institute of Archaeological and Architectural Heritage of the National Research Council of Italy (IBAM- CNR) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). The goals of the Center will be aligned with the Smart Specialization Strategy of Cyprus. The close collaboration between CUT and other experts in the field of Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage in the EU will form a synergic network that will permit the transfer of knowledge and training of the existing personnel of CUT. As a result, the ATHENA project will have both direct and indirect social, scientific, and economic outcomes. In addition, the implementation of the project will facilitate future collaborations with experts of the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage sector in an EU level, increase the Centers’ research capabilities, as well as enhance the research and academic profile of all participants. It is noteworthy to underline the importance of the geographical position of the Center in the region of eastern Mediterranean, a region inhabited thousands of years before and therefore abound in archaeological residues.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

H2020-TWINN-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU
Address
Archbishop Kyprianos 31 Savings Cooperative Bank Building 3Rd Floor
3036 Lemesos
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 507 500

Participants (2)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 176 250
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 289 091,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations