Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis

Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis
Cyprus University of Technology · Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics

Phd, MPhil, MSc, BEng, Dipl.

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Introduction
Vice Rector of Academic Affairs Professor at he Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - December 2019
Cyprus University of Technology
Position
  • Professor
June 2007 - present
Cyprus University of Technology
Position
  • Head of the 'Remote Sensing & Geo-Environment' Lab (ERATOSTHENIS RESEARCH CENTRE)
Description
  • Participation in more than 50 funded projects Coordinator of more than 15 projects. Funding sources (EC: MED, LIFE+, ERASMUS+, FP6, FP7, EUREKA etc)
September 2000 - September 2003
University of Southampton
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
September 2005 - July 2007
University of Salford
Field of study
  • Real Estate and Property Management
September 1996 - September 1997
University of Surrey
Field of study
  • Remote Sensing
September 1996 - September 1999
University of Surrey
Field of study
  • Remote Sensing

Publications

Publications (459)
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A digital twin model can be defined as a connection between a virtual model and its real-life counterpart, by providing an interactive virtual environment that represents the real world. The use of digital twin models in cultural heritage enables better decision-making about preventive maintenance, heritage management, and interpretation, as well a...
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The total agricultural area of Cyprus is about 15% of the total land area ( > 75% as arable farming), setting as a national concern the contamination of groundwater and surface water by the applied agricultural chemicals, which are indispensable in modern agriculture. Agricultural runoff is one of the major sources of nonpoint source pollution. Mor...
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This research investigates the performance of Steel Fiber Reinforced Rubberized Concrete (SFRRC) that incorporates high volumes of End-of-life tire materials, (i.e., both rubber particles and recycled tire steel fibers) in strengthening existing reinforced concrete (RC) beams. The mechanical and durability properties were determined for an environm...
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The EXCELSIOR project (www.excelsior2020.eu) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 857510 and from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development. The EXCELSIOR project aims to upgrade...
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In the last five years, the urban development of the city of Limassol has rapidly increased in the sectors of industry, trade, real estate, and many others. This exponentially increased urban development arises several concerns about the aggravation of potential land subsidence in the Limassol coastal front. Forty six Copernicus Sentinel-1 acquisit...
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This study evaluates the accuracy of bathymetric maps generated from multispectral satellite datasets acquired from different multispectral sensors, namely the Worldview 2, PlanetScope, and the Sentinel 2, in the bay of Elounda in Crete. Image pre-processing steps were implemented before the use of the three empirical methods for estimating bathyme...
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In the last five years, the urban development of Limassol City has rapidly increased in the sectors of industry, trade, real estate, and many others. This exponentially increased urban development introduces several concerns about the aggravation of the land subsidence in the Limassol coastal front. Fifty Copernicus Sentinel-1 data from 2017-2021 h...
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Industrial quarry waste build-up is yet another environmental issue and health threat. The danger could be reduced significantly or even resolved by inclusion of quarry waste in concrete and cementitious materials. Not only a waste accumulation problem can be solved, but at the same time concrete and mortar mixtures become more sustainable by incor...
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The objective of this paper is to introduce CyCLOPS, a novel strategic research infrastructure unit, and present its current progress of implementation, and integration in the National geodetic, geophysical and geotechnical infrastructure of the government-controlled areas of the Republic of Cyprus. CyCLOPS is co-funded by the European Regional Dev...
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During the last years, many studies related to Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB) emphasize the potential use of optical satellite remote sensing sensors for bathymetric estimation. For this study, ten multispectral SPOT 6/7 satellite images with a medium resolution covering the coastal waters of the study areas were analyzed. These images were geo...
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Desertification and land degradation have severe negative effects on land-use, water resources, soil stability, agriculture and biodiversity. Especially, drylands cover 33.8% of northern Mediterranean countries: approximately 69% of Spain and 66% of Cyprus. The European Environment Agency (EEA) indicated that 8% of the territory of the European Uni...
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The consolidation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photogrammetric techniques for campaigns with high and medium observation scales has triggered the development of new application areas. Most of these vehicles are equipped with common visible-band sensors capable of mapping areas of interest at various spatial resolutions. It is often necessary to...
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The ERATOSTHENES CoE aspires to actively contribute to the European Research Area ( priorities in Atmosphere and Climate, Resilient Societies and Big Earth Data Analytics, as well as to become the reference Earth Observation/Geoinformation Centre for research and innovation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa ( region The ECo...
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The notable urban and infrastructure growth of the last five years in Limassol, Cyprus, has determined the necessity to provide a detailed deformation monitoring analysis of land subsidence of the coastal zone. Following the crisis events of 2013, Cyprus government promoted incentives for land development as a measure to restart the Cyprus economy....
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Cyprus plans to drastically increase the share of renewable energy sources from 13.9% in 2020 to 22.9% in 2030. Solar energy can play a key role in the effort to fulfil this goal. The potential for production of solar energy over the island is much higher than most of European territory because of the low latitude of the island and the nearly cloud...
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Cyprus plans to drastically increase the share of renewable energy sources from 13.9% in 2020 to 22.9% in 2030. Solar energy can play a key role in the effort to fulfil this goal. The potential for production of solar energy over the island is much higher than most of European territory because of the low latitude of the island and the nearly cloud...
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Soil erosion is one of the most significant environmental issues, as it seriously threatens archaeological sites and monuments. In recent years, several models have been used in the in the relevant scientific literature in order to estimate soil erosion rates. The models range from empirical to physical or process-based and differ significantly in...
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This paper presents how the EXSELSIOR H2020 Teaming project will support the management and monitoring of the cultural heritage domain through its research and innovation agenda within the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa (region known as EMMENA). The pressing need for protecting the cultural heritage assets is highlighted throu...
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Amathus archaeological site is one of the most important monuments (memorials), which remains for up to 2300 years. Last decades, archaeological sites, face anthropogenic and natural disturbances. One of those is the land movements that come from landslides or earthquakes. Improved remote-sensing techniques and new data more contemporary can assist...
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Characterization of asphalt pavements, based on ground spectroradiometers, has been studied in the past to determine their spectral response concerning the physical, chemical, and condition properties of the pavement. This paper suggests an alternative technique for characterizing ageing of asphalt pavements using a colorimeter. Colorimeters are co...
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The Maritime Spatial Planning is a piece of legislation (2014/89/EU) of the European Union that must be implemented by all member countries to enable management of their waters in a more coherent way to reduce conflicts, encourage investments, increase cross-border cooperation and protect the environment. Cyprus and Greece are working together in t...
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One of the most challenging issues in Mediterranean ecosystems to date has been to understand the emergence of discontinuous changes or catastrophic shifts. In the era of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, which encompass ideas around Land Degradation Neutrality, advancing this understanding has become even more critical and urgent. The aim of...
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Innovative digital applications are invaluable for the documentation and conservation of cultural heritage monuments. Digital techniques can provide data on cultural heritage sites to enhance understanding of their changes over time. Due to the age and conditions of cultural heritage monuments in Cyprus, especially churches, there is a great demand...
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The ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment (ECoE) will provide cutting-edge Earth Observation (EO) research in Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa (EMMENA) region, Europe and Internationally for the benefit of the environment and society. One of the main foc...
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The growth of big data and its popularity in maritime surveillance has increased at an exponential rate. The amount of maritime information being collected every minute around the world exceeds the capacity of traditional databases. The development of real-time, Geospatial Web Applications e.g., MarineTraffic and VesselFinder AIS vessel tracking we...
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Remote sensing is considered as an increasingly important technology for maritime surveillance. The process of maritime surveillance for safety is critical for every country. The need for information on migrant movements by sea using different sizes and types of vessels is of paramount significance. Such information is essential for the search and...
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This paper presents the significance and importance of promoting the benefits of Earth Observation when implemented in ‘secondary’ and ‘higher education’ in Cyprus schools. Firstly, examples of how Earth observation is used in other countries for the secondary education such as Germany and China and how ESA through Earth Observation education mater...
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The paper summarizes the methodology followed, to evaluate the accuracy of different digitization methods of ecclesiastical monuments in 3D computer vision form and stresses the importance of photographic equipment calibration. In this study, a set of images were taken using the CANON EOS M5 digital camera, while the internal calibration parameters...
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This research is focused on improving the mechanical response of rubberised concrete, with the objective of enhancing its weak Interfacial Transition Zone (ITZ). Pre-treatment of recycled tyre rubber particles by another material that is otherwise considered as waste, Waste Quarry Dust (WQD), diminished the hydrophobicity of rubber and subsequently...
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This paper focuses results obtained from a field spectroscopy campaigns for detecting underground structures. A number of vegetation indices such as the Modified Simple Ratio (MSR), Renormalized Difference Vegetation Index (RDVI), Optimized Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index (OSAVI) and Red Green Ratio Index (IRG) were utilized for the development of a...
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Rapid technological development, as well as the great interest in the three-dimensional (3D) digitization of cultural heritage had resulted in the research project “Ecclesiastical Cultural Heritage Digitization Pilots for the Churches of Cyprus and Crete.” The main objective is to document churches using a variety of non-invasive techniques to gene...
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The ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment (ECoE) that will be established through the EXCELSIOR project will provide cutting-edge Earth Observation (EO) research in Cyprus, the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa (EMMENA) region, Europe and Internationally for the bene...
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Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is a key tool in managing the interaction of activities in the coastal and marine environment. It analyzes and allocates human activities to achieve the ecological, economic, and social goals established through a political process. Under this project, data was collected for various activities such as tourism, aquacult...
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Plastic litter floating in the ocean is a significant problem on a global scale. This study examines whether Sentinel-2 satellite images can be used to identify plastic litter on the sea surface for monitoring, collection and disposal. A pilot study was conducted to determine if plastic targets on the sea surface can be detected using remote sensin...
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Concrete sets, hardens, gains strength, and exhibits reduced permeability over time, but it is not time alone that causes these effects. Most concrete types are confronted with potential deteriorative service conditions that aggravate their properties irrespective of their age. Thus, there is a critical need to develop an appropriate test method to...
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Cyprus, being located on the Mediterranean fault zone, exhibits a unique geodynamic regime since its tectonic evolution is driven by the interaction of the Eurasian and African plate. Besides its seismological interest, many active landslides and slope instabilities in areas of steep topography occur in Cyprus, having substantial impact on the buil...
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Infrastructure is operational under normal circumstances and is designed to cope with common natural disruptions such as rainfall and snow. Natural hazards can lead to severe problems at the areas where such phenomena occur, but also at neighboring regions as they can make parts of a road network virtually impassable. Landslides are one of the most...
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DASOS is an open source software developed by the authors of this abstract to support the usage of full-waveform (FW) LiDAR data. Traditionally LiDAR record only a few peak point returns, while FW LiDAR systems digitizes the entire backscattered signal returned to the instrument into discrete waveforms. Each waveform consists of a set of waveform s...
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Disaster risk management (DRM) for cultural heritage is a complex task that requires multidisciplinary cooperation. This short communication underlines the critical role of satellite remote sensing (also known as earth observation) in DRM in dealing with various hazards for cultural heritage sites and monuments. Here, satellite observation potentia...
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This communication emanates from the lack of a European-scale study for investigating the potential threats that subsurface archaeological remains face today due to soil loss by water. This research analyses the impact of soil loss on potential subsurface archaeological evidence by integrating open geospatial datasets deriving from two pertinent Eu...
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The smart city notion provides an integrated and systematic answer to challenges facing cities today. Smart city policy makers and technology vendors are increasingly stating their interest in human-centered smart cities. On the other hand, in many studies smart city policies bring forward a one-size-fits-all type of recommendation for all areas in...
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In southern Australia, many native mammals and birds rely on hollows for sheltering,while hollows are more likely to exist on dead trees. Therefore, detection of dead trees could beuseful in managing biodiversity. Detecting dead standing (snags) versus dead fallen trees (CoarseWoody Debris—CWD) is a very different task from a classification perspec...
Book
This book includes the full research papers accepted by the scientific programme committee for the 22nd AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, held in June 2019 at Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. It is intended primarily for professionals and researchers in geographic information science, as well as those in related...
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This book investigates the added value that satellite technologies and remote sensing could provide for a more sustainable mapping, monitoring and management of heritage sites, be it for purposes of regular maintenance or for risk mitigation in case of natural or man-caused hazards. One of the major goals of this book is to provide a clear overview...
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Satellite remote sensing is considered as an increasingly important technology for detecting underground structures. It can be applied to a wide range of applications , as shown by various researchers. However, there is a great need to integrate information from a variety of sources, sent at different times and of different qualities using remote s...