Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας – Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
Established in 1983, FORTH is a major research center in Greece with state-of-the-art research facilities, highly qualified academic personnel and a reputation as a top-level research foundation worldwide, as also shown by evaluations by international expert committees. FORTH currently hosts over 30% of the ERC grants running Greece while it maintains strong participation in H-2020 projects.
The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) is one of the largest research centers in Greece with internationally established research activities in the areas of Laser and photonics and materials science. IESL has been operating as a European Research Infrastructure since 1990, being currently a member of the LASERLAB EUROPE, NFFA and ESMI networks of RIs. In the context of Heritage Science, IESL has pioneered the use of enabling laser technologies in diagnostics and conservation, with emphasis on laser cleaning and analysis of works of art and monuments, as well as the development of portable instruments for diagnostics and analysis. Highlights of this research include laser conservation projects at the Athens Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum (honoured with the IIC 2012 Keck award). It is currently involved actively in the IPERION-CH, PARTHENOS and E-RIHS PP projects (H-2020).
The Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing & Archaeoenvironment (GeoSat ReSeArch Lab) in the Institute of Mediterranean Studies (IMS) is one of the leading facilities internationally on the applications of geoinformatics in the humanities. It has been the first in Eastern Mediterranean offering an integrated and specialized suite of tools for geophysical and satellite remote sensing prospection as well as GIS analysis, photogrammetry and 3D reconstructions of CH monuments and archaeological sites. In the past 23 years, the Lab has performed over 250 geophysical prospection surveys (in Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Turkey, Hungary, Egypt, S. Korea, USA, Australia) and has trained several young researchers.
FORTH participates in the project with one third party