Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Research Projects

ISAP Research Fund 2015

Reconstructing the Cultural Dynamics in Shallow Marine Environment through Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Photogrammetry

(2015 )

Reconstructing the Cultural Dynamics in Shallow Marine Environment through Electrical Resistivity Tomography and Photogrammetry

Ancient City

Ancient City - Application of Innovative Geoinformatics Technologies for the Study of Urbanization in Ancient Greece

(2014 -2015)

The project seeks new horizons in the study of ancient Greek urbanism by integrating satellite and aerial remote sensing, geophysical prospection, and spatial analyses in Geographical Information Systems for understanding and reconstructing the complex history and development of the ancient Greek city.

Fulbright Research Grant

Fulbright Research Grant

(2013 )

The aim of this project is twofold and is divided into a research and a lecturing module regarding traditional geophysical prospection methods and electrical resistivity tomography in archaeological research (theory and applications)

POLITEIA

POLITEIA, Action KRIPIS

(2013 -2015)

Project No MIS-448300 (2013SE01380035) is funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education, Greece and the European Regional Development Fund (Sectoral Operational Programme : Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013)/ European Commission. The project constitutes a National Development Action (Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013).

AMORIUM

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project

(2013 -2015)

Amorium Urban Archaeology Project is a multi-disciplinary archaeological project focused on understanding the evolution of the urban settlement and the social relationships through the study of built space in Byzantine Amorium.

PEFYKA

PEFYKA, Action KRIPIS

(2013 -2015)

Environment and Natural Disasters: New methods to evaluate and improve the environmental quality and encounter the natural hazards

GeoDIAMETRIS

Integrated Geoinformatics Technologies for Time-Lapse Monitoring of Land Pollution from the Disposal of Olive-oil Mills Wastes - GeoDIAMETRIS

(2012 -2014)

Integrated Geoinformatics Technologies for Time-Lapse Monitoring of Land Pollution from the Disposal of Olive-oil Mills Wastes - GeoDIAMETRIS

GEOTECHNICAL Characterization

Geotechnical Characterization of Selected Sites Greece Through the Integrated Use of Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods

(2012 -2014)

The purpose of this research proposal is to aggregate geotechnical and seismological data at selected sites and correlate them with geophysical data in order to calibrate and correlate the individual methods.

ISLAND CULTURES IN A DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF THERASIA

ISLAND CULTURES IN A DIACHRONIC PERSPECTIVE: THE CASE OF THERASIA

(2012 -2014)

The Therasia Project is a multidisciplinary study of the history of the island that is operated by a) the University of Crete, Department of History and Archaeology (supervisor: Professor Iris Tzachili) b) the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Architecture and the Postgraduate Interdepartmental Program on the Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Monuments (supervisor: Professor Clairy Palyvou) and c) the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, 11th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities (supervisor: Dr Marisa Marthari).

THALΕS: Enhance Interdisciplinary research and innovation with the possibility of attracting high-quality researchers from abroad by conducting basic and applied excellence research

IGEAN

Innovative Geophysical Approaches for the Study of Early Agricultural Villages of Neolithic Thessaly

(2012 -2015)

The specific project will carry out systematic and extensive geophysical surveys in a number of Neolithic magoules in Thessaly and in order to achieve this it will design and implement a specific geophysical strategy for the fast and high resolution assessment of the subsurface of them.

AgroStrat

Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L. - AgroStrat

(2012 -2017)

Sustainable strategies for the improvement of seriously degraded agricultural areas: The example of Pistachia vera L.
LIFE11 ENV/GR/000951

Observatory for the Water Management of E. Mediterranean

Observatory for the Water Management of E. Mediterranean

(2010 )

The Observatory for Water Management of E. Mediterranean aims to organize activities for the management of water taking a leading role that will also include training and information actions.

Observatory for the Cultural & Environmental Resources of the Municipality of Neapolis, Lasithi

Observatory for the Cultural & Environmental Resources of the Municipality of Neapolis, Lasithi

(2010 )

The Cultural and Environmental resources of the Municipality of Neapolis intends to promote the cultural and landscape heritage of the Municipality to the wider public, using a number of multimedia, the cartographic display of archaeological sites or areas of distinct geomorphological peculiarities.

Itanos

Itanos Archaeological Research Program

(1994 -2002)

The archaeological research program at Itanos began in 1994 under the scientific patronage of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of Rethymno and the French School of Archaeology at Athens. In collaboration with the XXIVth Ephoria of Prehistorical and Classical Antiquities, a team from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne conducted an archaeological survey in the surroundings of Itanos.

PROSODOL

Strategies to Improve and Protect Soil Quality from the Disposal of Olive Oil Mills' Wastes in the Mediterranean Region

(2009 -2012)

This collaborative project between Greece (Soil Science Institute of Athens / SSIA-NAGREF, Institute of Mediterranean Studies / IMS-FORTH and Technical University of Greece / TUC), Spain (Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas / CEBAS-CSIC) and Italy (Regional Centre for Agricultural Experimentation and Assistance / CERSAA) aims towards the development and dissemination of innovative, environment friendly, low cost technologies for the protection of soil and water pollution from olive oil mills' wastes, the establishment of an info-library/knowledge-base system to assess environmental impacts from olive oil mills' wastes to Mediterranean region, the facilitation of an implementation of Soil Thematic Strategy in areas close to olive oil mills, the Design, implementation and support a monitoring system for the assessment of the soil and water quality affected directly or indirectly from oil mills' activities in relation to factors pressures and responses, as well as the Identification of potential safest uses in the agricultural sector of olive oil mills' wastes and its possible contribution to agricultural production.

E-market-path E4

E-market-path E4: Online Routes on the E4 Trail (Rethymnon-Paphos-Larnaca)

(2008 )

In the framework of the project the Laboratory developed a dynamic webpage for the path E4 of the prefecture of Rethymno combining multimedia, databases and Geographical Information Sustems (GIS).

Sikyon Survey Project

Sikyon Survey Project

(2004 -2005)

The project is concerned with the geophysical investigations which are being carried out at the archaeological site of Sikyon.

Neolithic Thessaly

Re-evaluation of the Dynamics of the Thessalian Neolithic Period: Habitation Patterns and Resource Management

(2006 -2010)

The goal of the research project was the development of methodologies for the registration and mapping of the Neolithic settlements of Thessaly through geomorphological approaches and the use of Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS.