Current projects

  Project MedSTACH aims 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 are teaming up with leading international research and academic institutions to lay the groundwork towards creating the Eastern Mediterranean Science and Technology Centre of Excellence for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (acronym MedSTACH). PI: Kyriakidis. Funding source: H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017, Teaming Phase 1. Amount: €0.4M.

imareculturelogoiMareCulture: 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.



climaweb.pngCLIMA: Cultural Landscape risk Identification Management and Assessment. A project to explore how webGIS and remote sensing can be useful tools to monitor, protect and manage Archaeological landscapes from environmental risks. The main objective of the CLIMA project is to design and implement a WebGIS based multi-task platform that integrates different remote sensing technologies, which can ensure, on a spatial scale, both macro and micro levels, the mapping, diagnostic and monitoring purpose of cultural landscapes including buried and exposed archaeological remains.


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.

Past projects

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.