Project LC3: Lemesos City Cooling Challenge. Limassol is one of the fifty-three cities from across twenty-one European Union and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries, which have been invited to embark upon unprecedented climate action, through the NetZeroCities Pilot Cities Programme managed by the Mission Platform of the EU Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities (EU Cities Mission). Funding source: Horizon 2020 NetZeroCities Pilot Cities Programme, NZC-H2020-2029. Budget €1,500,000. Duration: 2023-2025.

Project ARGUS, Non-destructive, scalable, smart monitoring of remote cultural treasures, draws on the current challenges in monitoring remote built heritage assets and the current research focus on preventive preservation, and envisions the development of: (a) a novel built heritage digital twin model to support multi-scale/modal data; (b) an advanced digitization strategy to support the digital twin model; (c) a portable measurements system for non-desctructive physical and chemical monitoring based on miniaturized sensors, and sensor composites integration, comprising of ground and aerial components; (d) AI-enabled methods for the modeling and identification (reverse engineer) of threat factors and their impact; (e) AI-powered multi-modal data methods for the fusion of (i) remote sensing climate, weather and pollution data with (ii) natural disaster regional statistics, (iii) governmental statistics (ii) on-site acquired measurements; (f) Trustworthy AI decision support methods for the preventive preservation of built heritage. Funding source: Horizon EUROPE, Grant agreement ID: 101132308. Budget €3,996,000. Duration: 2023-2026. Coordinating Institution: ATHENA Research & Innovation Center (Greece).

Project CONNECTING: Research and Innovation Knowledge Centre for Engineering in Heritage, is built around the vision of the “Strategic Infrastructures” research call towards the creation of a knowledge centre equipped with state-of-the-art sensors and platforms, like vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones, RGB, multi- and hyperspectral cameras, LiDAR systems, terrestrial laser scanner, soil moisture, ultrasonic, inclinometers and wireless strain sensors as well as multibeam echosounder, that can promote research excellence about the detection, monitoring, documentation and analysis of cultural heritage sites and monuments, both in land and underwater. Funding source: Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation. Budget: €759k. Duration: 2024-2026.


Project Engineer aims to enhance the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) research and innovation potentials through coordination and support actions provided by the Twinning call. Built upon its unique character, as the single University Department of the country where Civil and Geomatics Engineers come together, this Twinning (WIDERA) project will fulfill and extend inter-departmental research activities in Cultural Heritage. Duration: 2023-2025.


Project OenoWatch: Implementation of a Decision Support System using unmanned aerial  systems (UASs) and establishment of a Competence Centre for innovative vine-growing to support the sustainable development of precision viticulture in Cyprus and maximize the national oenological potential, aims at studying, developing, implementing and piloting a holistic phytosanitary and plant protection system based on the use of  unmanned aerial vehicles and a series of cutting-edge technologies, as well as the establishment of a Competence Center for Precision Viticulture. PI: Dimopoulos, E.U.C. Research Centre Ltd, Cyprus; CUT PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, Integrated Projects. Amount: €633k, for CUT €90k. Duration: 2020-2023.


SaRoCy: Delineating Probable Sea Routes between Cyprus and its Surrounding Coastal Areas at the Start of the Holocene: A Simulation Approach. PI: Kyriakidis. Funding Source: Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, Excellence Hubs Program. Amount: €150,000. Duration: 2019-2022.



MEDSAL: Salinization of critical groundwater reserves in coastal Mediterranean areas: Identication, risk assessment and sustainable management with the use of integrated modelling and smart ICT tools. PI: Tziritis, Soil and Water Resources Institute, Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter; CUT PI: Kyriakidis. Funding Source: H2020 PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area) program, through the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. Amount: €1.39M; Amount for CUT: €80,000.


GEOWINDSAT: Geostatistical Downscaling of wind field predictions using high resolution satellite data. PI: Kyriakidis. Funding Source: Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, International Collaborations — Dual Targeting Program. Amount: €80,000. Duration: 2019-2020.


ΘΑΛ ΧΩΡ 2: Trans-border Collaboration for the application of Marine Spatial Planning. PI: Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Shipping. CUT PI: Hadjimitsis. Funding Source: Interreg V-A Greece-Cyprus, Territorial Co-operation. Amount: €2,757,000. Duration:


Digitization Pilots for the Cultural Heritage of the Churches of Crete and Cyprus. PI: Holly Archdiocese of Limassol. CUT PI: Hadjimitsis. Funding Source: Interreg V-A Greece-Cyprus, Territorial Co-operation. Amount: €930,000. Duration: 2018-2021.


iMareCulture: Advanced VR, iMmersive serious games and Augmented REality as tools to raise awareness and access to European underwater CULTURal heritagE. PI: Skarlatos. Funding source: Call H2020 CULT-COOP-08-2016: Virtual museums and social platform on European digital heritage, memory, identity and cultural interaction. Amount: €2,7M. Duration: 2016-2019.



Past projects:

Project MedSTACH: Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage aimed to establish Cyprus as an excellence hub in archaeology and cultural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean region, capitalising on multidisciplinary research and technological innovation. To this end, key Cypriot public academic institutions and national policy makers and stakeholders teamed up with leading international research and academic institutions towards creating that Centre of Excellence. PI: KyriakidisFunding source: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Teaming Phase 1. Amount: €0.4M. Duration: 2017-2018.

Clima: Cultural Landscape risk Identication, Management and Assessment. Lead Partner: Universita degli studi della Tuscia. CUT PI: Hadjimitsis. Funding source: Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Cultural Heritage. Amount: €614; 444. Duration: 2015-2018.

Prothego: PROTection of European Cultural Heritage from GeO-hazards. Lead Partner: Instituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, Geological Survey of Italy. CUT PI: Hadjimitsis. Funding source: Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Cultural Heritage. Amount: €598; 680. Duration: 2015-2018.

Demonstrating an Effective Marine Biodiversity Observation Network in the Santa Barbara Channel. PI: Miller, Co-PIs: Carlson, Lafferty, Rassweiler, Reed, Kyriakidis, Siegel, Iglesias-Rodriguez, Manjunath, Love, Thompson, Hildebrand, McCauley. Funding sources: NASA, NOAA. Funded as part of the US National Oceanographic Partnership Program federal funding opportunity “FY2014 Demonstration of a U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (Marine BON)”, with an overall budget of approximately $6M over 5 years. Duration: 2014-2019.

Collaborative Research: Thermal Controls on Ecosystem Metabolism and Function: Scaling from Leaves to Canopies to Regions. PI: Roberts, Co-I: Kyriakidis. Funding source: US National Science Foundation (NSF). Amount: $255000. This project is part of a larger collaborative project involving Oregon State, Harvard, UPenn, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara, led by Prof. Still at Oregon State, and funded by NSF’s MacroSystems Biology program with an overall budget of approximately $1008000 over 2 years. Duration: 2013-2015.

Advances in Geostatistics for Environmental Characterization and Natural Resources Management. PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology. Amount: €250000. Duration: 2012-2015.

A Geostatistical Framework for Geospatial Data Analysis and Modeling Across Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales. PI: Goodchild, Co-PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Amount: $450000.Duration: 2007-2011.

Modeling Soil Moisture in California Across Multiple Scales. PI: Chadwick, Co-PIs: Roberts & Kyriakidis. Funding source: Kearney Foundation of Soil Science. Amount: $88951. Duration: 2008-2009.

Remote Assessment of Giant Kelp Dynamics – The Engineer of California’s Near-Shore Ecosystems. PI: Siegel, Co-I: Kyriakidis. Funding source: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Amount: $859049. Duration: 2007-2009.

Intra-urban Industrial Location Under Institutional and Accessibility Constraints: An Empirical Approach. PI: Sweeney, Co-PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: National Science Foundation (NSF). Amount: $100000.Duration: 2005-2006.

A Geostatistical Framework for Downscaling Spatial Data. PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: US National Science Foundation (NSF). Amount: $125000.Duration: 2004-2006.

An Integrated, Dynamic and Predictive Model of Wildfire Risk in Southern California Using MODIS Imagery. PI: Kyriakidis, Co-PI: Schneider. Funding source: US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Amount: $48000. Duration: 2004-2006.

Strategic Enhancement of NGA’s Geographic Information Science Infrastructure. PI: Goodchild, Co-I: Kyriakidis. Funding source: US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Amount: $693000. Duration: 2004-2007.

Instructional Improvement Grant: An Integrated Software Environment for Enhanced Geographic Education. PIs: Sweeney and Kyriakidis. Funding source: Academic Senate University of California Santa Barbara. Amount: $24000. Duration: 2004-2005.

A Systems Approach to the Visualization of Spatial Uncertainty. PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: US National Science Foundation. Amount: $69951.Duration: 2003-2005.

Sub-County Population and Household Projections for SCAG Sub-Regions, Cities, and Unincorporated Areas to 2025. PI: Sweeney, Co-PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Amount: $74937.Duration: 2002-2003.