Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), was established by law in 2004, and enrolled its first students in 2007. With its orientation towards applied research, the University aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in their efforts to confront problems, which cover all areas of science and technology. CUT involvement in research has been recognized from the fact that within the last four years, projects with more than 30M Euro have been funded. CUT is an advanced University equipped with the most modern infrastructures and technological equipment which makes it possible to be the strongest, on the island, in research with specialized units directed by distinguished professionals. In this project CUT is involved with one Laboratory and one research center. The Digital Heritage Research Laboratory (DHRLab), established in 2013, is directed by Dr. Marinos Ioannides and it is responsible for the digital and holistic documentation of Cultural Heritage Objects as well as all the issues related to the EU and Cyprus Policy on DCH. Moreover, the Lab is very active in 3D Reconstruction and HBIM with a special focus on semantics and symbolic representation. The Eratosthenes Research Center was established in 2014 and it’s a leading center on the Island in the area of GIS and digitalization.
UNESCO Chair on Digital Heritage: The main scope of this unique Chair is to extend the successful work of the Digital Heritage Research Lab (www.digitalheritagelab.eu) and address a full range of key aspects of novel research and innovative developments such as:
- a) the e-documentation and analysis of cultural heritage data for both tangible and intangible heritage;
- b) technical areas, including 2D and 3D virtual environments (tangible and intangible), archives and collections management systems, web and museum based interactive applications and language technologies;
- c) non-technical areas, including testing, economic and social impact evaluation in support of the development of the cultural heritage sector and its opportunities in tourism, entertainment and education;
Digitization of any kind of cultural heritage assets and sites through the use of 2d and 3D laser scanning, UAV aerial images, satellite images and GIS to identify and document the site in detail
Modelling and Archiving of all digitized objects using standard metadata and semantics. Most of our collections are harvested in the EU digital Library Europeana.
Diagnosis of current condition of site using non-destructive investigation methods such as ground penetrating radar, multispectral cameras, thermal cameras, time lapse cameras, spectroradiometers and photogrammetry.
Monitoring cultural heritage site using low environmental impact techniques such as UAVs, sensors, cameras, spectroradiometers and other field surveying methods.
Conservation policies to enhance sustainability using GIS, remote sensing and Earth Observation techniques.
The Team Leader
Dr. Marinos Ioannides