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Title: Establishing a remote sensing science center in Cyprus: First year of activities of ATHENA project
Authors: Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Agapiou, Athos 
Lysandrou, Vasiliki 
Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Cuca, Branka 
Nisantzi, Argyro 
Lasaponara, R. 
Masini, Nicola 
Biscione, Marilisa 
Nolè, Gabriele 
Brcic, Ramon 
Cerra, Daniele 
Eineder, Michael 
Gessner, Ursula 
Krauss, Thomas 
Schreier, Günter 
Keywords: Center of excellence;Cultural heritage;Cyprus;Remote sensing
Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Source: 6th International European-Mediterranean Conference on Digital Heritage, EuroMed 2016; Nicosia; Cyprus; 31 October 2016 through 5 November 2016
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48974-2_31
Project: ATHENA. Remote Sensing Science Center for Cultural Heritage 
Abstract: 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.
ISBN: 978-331948973-5
Rights: © Springer International Publishing AG 2016.
Type: Conference Papers
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια/Conference papers

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