Cyprus Technological Uni gets funds for UNESCO site research
Cyprus University of Technology had there project, PROTHEGO, selected for funding in the HERITAGE PLUS programme of the EU.
According to a press release issued by the university, the programme was developed by the research team of the Laboratory of Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics department. The programme is part of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH).
University participation is financed by the JPI via the Research Promotion Foundation, which has a possibility to be funded for up to 2 new projects.
The new project is titled "PROTection of European Cultural HEritage from GeO - hazards Cultural" (Europe’s Cultural Heritage Protection geological risks), and will have a duration of 30 months and has received financing of € 741,580.
The Project partnership network consists of scientists coming from academic institutions and research centres such as ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale (Italy), NERC - Natural Environment Research Council (UK), UNIMIB - University of Milano-Bicocca , IGME - Instituto Geologico y Minero de España (Spain), which will create a transnational platform of four European countries.
“PROTHEGO” will provide a new tool and a new, low-cost methodological approach for the management of sites and world heritage monuments located throughout Europe, using specialized remote sensing techniques.
Areas of study will cover the 395 UNESCO sites across Europe.