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Remote Sensing Science Center for Cultural Heritage

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.

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)

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 250

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 289 091,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691936

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.b.

  • Overall budget:

    € 972 841,25

  • EU contribution

    € 972 841,25

Coordinated by:

TECHNOLOGIKO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU

Cyprus