Monthly Archives - March 2024

March 2024

Argyro Argyrou’s (PhD Candidate) presentation at CUT MSc “Geoinformatics and Earth Observation”

Argyro Argyrou, Ph.D. candidate at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) under the supervision of Assistant Professor Athos Agapiou, introduced the ENGINEER project to the students of the MSc “Geoinformatics and Earth Observation” as part of an invited talk in the module of “Earth Observation for Environmental Monitoring”. Argyro’s doctoral research is directly linked with the activities of the ENGINEER project in the context of archaeology and cultural heritage monitoring and preservation with novel tools and techniques.

Exploring the marine cultural resources of Cyprus

A very interesting article published at Phileleftheros newspaper regarding the exploration of marine cultural resources of Cyprus. The article sumamarises the activities carried out during the Cyprus Regional Development Project (CRDP) project funded by the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF).  Archaeological surveys were carried out during two training seminars organized by the CRDP, as announced by the Department of Antiquities. Collaboration also exists with other researchers in Cyprus, but also with collaborators from the wider HFF region (Egypt and Lebanon). All...

Participation at the INSIGHT Workshop

It is with great pleasure to participate at the INSIGHT Workshop, to be held at the Archaeological Research Unit of the University of Cyprus on 20th of April 2024.  The event is organised as part of the “A unique monument at the crossroads of political transformation: Investigation and documentation of the Palaepaphos-Laona tumulus” project, funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, and it is part of the the Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project (PULP 2006–2024). Find more here:

Meeting with UCL

Following the meeting with POLIMI and UAVEIRO Principal Investigators (PIs), a final meeting was held today between the PIs from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and University College London (UCL) to close the round of discussions regarding the upcoming project activities. More specifically, the members of the two partners elaborated on the details of CUT members' visit to UCL premises in April 2024, which is already scheduled and will be combined with the organization of a workshop within the...

Meeting with UAVEIRO

Following the meeting with POLIMI Principal Investigators (PIs), today the PIs from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and Universidade de Aveiro (UAVEIRO) discussed the upcoming project activities to be led by UAVEIRO. More specifically, the members of the two partners scheduled the activities to be implemented until the end of the year which relate to a summer school to be held at CUT premises in June 2024 and an industry and knowledge transfer online event to take place during...

ENGINEER press release

ENGINEER project activities at local press release and media. ΤΕΠΑΚ: Σημαντικά ερευνητικά έργα με στόχο τη διατήρηση και ανάδειξη της πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς με τη χρήση προηγμένων τεχνολογιών CUT news Paideia news eLemesos news CyprusNewsLive  news Stockwatch news  

Meeting with POLIMI

Today, the Principal Investigators (PIs) from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) convened for a pivotal meeting to chart the course of upcoming project activities, following the successful midterm review which took place earlier this month. More specifically, the members of the two partners scheduled the activities to be implemented until the beginning of the next year and attempted to fix dates on those that POLIMI is the lead partner. Those pertain to a virtual...

New publication @ Preprints

A joint publication has been accepted in Preprints dealing with the formation of cropmarks, a method widely used for the detection of shallow archaeological remains. Find more here: Agapiou A., Gravanis. E., 2024, A machine learning-assisted classification algorithm for the detection of archaeological proxies (cropmarks) based on reflectance signatures, Doi: 10.20944/preprints202403.1045.v1 Abstract: Detection of subsurface archaeological remains using a range of remote sensing methods, poses several challenges until today. Recent studies regarding the detection of archaeological proxies like those of cropmarks...

ENGINEER CUT Internal Meeting

Members of the ENGINEER team from CUT met earlier today to discuss matters related to the communication and dissemination activities of the project via social media. More specifically, new ways and a new medium for promoting the project to the social community were discussed to increase the visibility and outreach of the project’s accounts on social media. The updated methodology is taking place effective immediately and the results will be visible in the coming weeks.

Call for Expression of Interest Global Report on Cultural Policies | Appel à manifestation d’intérêt Rapport global sur les politiques culturelles

ENGINEER project, through the coordinator Dr Athos Agapiou under his capacity as Deputy Director of the UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage and with support of the Chair holder Prof. Marinos Ioannides, is expected to contribute to the first edition of the UNESCO Global Report on Cultural Policies 2025. Following the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022, which advocated for the integration of culture as a stand-alone goal in the post-2030 development agenda, this report will...