Events


Workshop

13/01/2021 – Online

State-of-the-art technologies in the study of wildlife behaviour: Experiences from ReTrack project [in Greek]

Dr. Savvas Zotos

Through this workshop, participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with several state-of-the-art technologies (mainly GPS, VHF transmitters and accelerometers) that are contributing to the protection and management of wild fauna species. During the presentation and the interactive discussion that followed, Dr. Zotos, examined the new knowledge that can be acquired through the use of these technologies, as well as some of the limitations they present. The workshop followed the experiences of project ReTrack (POST-DOC / 0916/0034) "Advancing site level management through innovative reptiles' tracking and behavioral decryption". A total of 43 individuals participated the online workshop while the recording material was uploaded on YouTube channel to be easily accessible by everyone.

Announcement / YouTube Channel

Researchers Night 2020

27/11/2020 – Online on https://erncy.vfairs.com

Disseminating project outcomes and promotion of project innovations

The pan-European festival of research, innovation and science organized by the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) in Cyprus, concluded on Friday, November 27, 2020 with great success!

The event, which was held under the auspices of the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Mr. Kyriakos Kokkinos, was organized for the first time digitally, in collaboration with the main bodies of the research and innovation ecosystem, research groups and scientists from academia, Research Centers and Centers of Excellence, innovative companies, the Ministry of Defence as well as Non-Governmental Organizations.

Through the online platform, a large number of attendees visited an impressive digital exhibition area and watched live experiments, played games and participated in other interesting activities and presentations, through more than 70 booths set up during the event, which were represented by more than 300 researchers of the country.

Through our participation we had the opportunity to present some of the ReTrack project outcomes and innovations such as the digitizing of island’s reptiles and the development of the Cyprus Virtual Biodiversity Museum. Research and Innovation Foundation estimates that our booth was visited by near 80 people (79 unique visits / 132 Total visits).

More information can be found at Researchers Night Facebook page and on the online platform https://erncy.vfairs.com/


Researchers Night 2019

26-27/09/2019 – Filoxenia Conference Center in Nicosia

Disseminating project outcomes and promotion of project innovations

The “European Researchers’ Night” is an event organized by the Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF) in collaboration with academic and research institutions as well as other organisations in Cyprus. The event is an initiative of the European Commission and takes place simultaneously in almost all European countries. The “European Researchers' Night 2019” in Cyprus is funded by the European Commission under the “Horizon 2020” Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Project No. 818355).

During the “European Researchers’ Night” audiences of different ages had the opportunity to meet up with Cypriot researchers and see their work, in a festive, friendly atmosphere, enjoying a creative night-time event dedicated to science and research, through experiments, games, competitions and music.

Through our participation we had the opportunity to present some of the ReTrack project outcomes and innovations such as the digitizing of island’s reptiles and the development of the Cyprus Virtual Biodiversity Museum. Augmented reality applications, holographic pyramid and activities for small children were used for an interactive approach withparticipants of the conference. Research and Innovation Foundation estimates that more that 8.000 people visited the event both as organized groups of students/schools as well as individuals and families.

At this point we would like to thank and acknowledge all the persons that assisted voluntarily through their participation at our kiosk during this two-day event. Much thanks to (alphabetically): Eleftherios Parasyris, Konstantinos Perikleous, Kyriaki Mixael, Maria Elia, Marilena Stamatiou, Sofia Marketaki, Stalo Demosthenous, Stalo Leontiou, Stalo Vassileiadou

More information can be found at Researchers Night Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/researchersnightcyprus/

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Workshop

18/04/2019 - 18:00 - Open University of Cyprus

Learning 3D photogrammetry for creating accurate, beautiful 3D models of everyday objects

3D photogrammetry is an emerging tool in archaeology, paleontology, architecture, the entertainment industry, and increasingly within the biological sciences. This method uses simple camera systems to create accurate, high-resolution 3D models. This workshop will show you how to create these models using inexpensive, off-the-shelf cameras and open-source software. Some of the topics covered will be: the history of photogrammetry, comparisons of photogrammetry to laser or white light scanning, how 3D photogrammetry works, basic photography and lighting tips, and much more! Join Duncan J. Irschick, Director of the Digital Life Project at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for a 1-hour interactive workshop that will teach you the basic workflow of creating highly desirable 3D models for research, science, and educational purposes.