Monthly Archives - February 2024

February 2024

Cyprus Regional Development Project – Press release

Members of the ENGINEER team have participated at the Cyprus Regional Development Project (CRDP) of the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF). This project aims to explore the maritime cultural resources of the island of Cyprus and develop an integrated approach to recording archaeology. It is a partnership with colleagues from the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI), Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), and MarEA project (Universities of Ulster and Southampton, UK) and works closely with other experts in Cyprus, as well...

Findings of a (global) bibliometric study on Geoinformatics applications for cultural heritage

According to the findings of a recent study published in the prestigious scientific journal Heritage Science*, of the Springer publishing house, Associate Professor Athos Agapiou (Coordinator of the ENGINEER project) is among the three researchers worldwide whose research and related publications receive extensive attention and reports from the scientific community, in matters related to Geoinformatics applications for cultural heritage. Find more information about this study here: Huang, Y. Bibliometric analysis of GIS applications in heritage studies based on Web of Science...

ENGINEER presentation at Masters Course

ENGINEER partners from POLIMI (Profs. Augelli and Cuca) presented our project and the work implemented to the students of the master course “SURVEY ADVANCED TECHNIQUES”, within PRESERVATION STUDIO for the master's degree in ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN at POLIMI (Link: Programma Dettagliato ( The presentation took place on the 23rd of February 2024 and was entitled "Recording Cultural Heritage: Advanced surveying technologies for on-site data acquisition. Example of Tombs of the Kings archeological site, Cyprus". The number of participants/students...

Invitation from UniBari as a Program Committee – ICCSA International Conference

Dr Athos Agapiou was invited earlier today from colleagues at university of Bari to be a member of the Program Committee for the upcoming workshop titled "Geomatics for Resource Monitoring and Management" (, part of the 24th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA) ( ICCSA conference will take place from 1st to 4th of July at the Thuyloi University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Visit at the Tombs of the Kings for site inspection

On February 21st, Dr Nicholas Kyriakides, Dr Renos Votsis and Dr Orestes Marangos, visited the archaeological site, Tombs of the Kings in Paphos. The purpose of the visit was to conduct a visual structural inspection of the tombs, with a primary focus on observing and documenting the primary fissures on the stone monuments. The inspection covered the entire site, including all tombs, and the fissures were recorded on an aerial image (Figure 2) produced during the first summer school by...

ENGINEER project – DLR International Conference on Geoinformation Data, Processing and Applications – DLR GeoDPA 2024

After an invitation from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), space-based and geoinformation applications carried out by the CUT team for heritage will be presented at the DLR International Conference on Geoinformation Data, that is expected to be carried out between 23-25.4.2024 in Oldenburg, Lower-Saxonie. This is the first International Conference that DLR is organised in the last 20 years. Glad to be part of it!

Interim report uploaded

Earlier today Deliverable 8.3 (Interim Report) of the ENGINEER project has been submitted to the participant portal. A jointly great effort from all the partners of the project, indicating the different activities carried out so far from Month 1 to Month 16 of the project. In the next few weeks, the ENGINEER project will be evaluated remotely by an expert in the field.

Internal meeting between the PIs of the advanced partners and CUT

A meeting was held earlier this day between CUT members and the PIs of the advanced partners to discuss and finalize the details of the upcoming activities Workshop 3 and Summer School 2. Both the topics and dates (22-23 of April 2024) of the Workshop 3, that will be hosted by UCL in their premises, have been agreed and communicated between all partners. The linked activities of the workshop with the Summer School 2 to be hosted by CUT in...