Athos Agapiou, PhD

Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics
Remote Sensing and Geo-environment Lab
Cyprus University of Technology
Pavlou Mela, Limassol, Cyprus

Biography

Dr. Agapiou is a Contracted Lecturer and a Post Doc researcher in the Remote Sensing and Geo-environment Lab (part of the Eratosthenis Research Center) at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics in Cyprus University of Technology. He studied at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, and after his studies he gained an MSc in the Graduate Program Geomatics of the same university. He has also completed postgraduate studies at the Graduate Program Mediterranean Archaeology: from Prehistory to Late Antiquity, University of Cyprus. Then he drafted his doctoral dissertation at the Cyprus University of Technology under the title Remote Sensing and Archaeology.

Research Interest

His research interest includes: The collection and processing of remote sensing data, GIS and their applications in Archeology and cultural heritage, Archaeolandscapes, Archaeology, etc.

Scientific Activities

Publications

1. Lysandrou V, Agapiou A. Cities of the dead: Approaching the landscape of Hellenistic and Roman necropoleis of Cyprus. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 2015; 1-11. doi:10.1007/s12520-015-0267-y
2. Agapiou A, Alexakis DD, Lysandrou V, et al. Impact of Urban Sprawl to archaeological research: the case study of Paphos area in Cyprus. Journal of Cultural Heritage. doi:10.1016/j.culher.2014.12.006
3. Agapiou A, Alexakis DD, Sarris A, Hadjimitsis DG. Linear 3-D transformations of Landsat 5 TM satellite images for the enhancement of archaeological signatures during the phenological of crops. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2015; 36(1): 20-35. doi:10.1080/01431161.2014.990646
4. Agapiou A, Alexakis DD, Sarris A, Hadjimitsis DG. Evaluating the potentials of Sentinel-2 for archaeological perspective. Remote Sensing. 2014; 6(3): 2176-2194. doi:10.3390/rs6032176
5. Agapiou A, Alexakis D, Hadjimitsis DG. Evaluation of spectral sensitivity of ALOS, ASTER, IKONOS, LANDSAT and SPOT satellite sensors intended for the detection of archaeological crop marks. International Journal of Digital Earth. 2014; 7(5):. doi:10.1080/17538947.2012.674159
6. Agapiou A, Alexakis DD, Sarris A, Hadjimitsis DG. Orthogonal re-projection of spectral bands using medium and high resolution satellite images for the detection of archaeological crop marks. Remote Sensing. 2013; 5(12): 6560-6586.. doi:10.3390/rs5126560
7. Sarris A, Papadopoulos N, Agapiou A, et al. Integration of geophysical surveys, ground hyperspectral measurements, aerial and satellite imagery for archaeological prospection of prehistoric sites: the case study of Veszto-Magor Tell, Hungary. Journal of Archaeological Science. 2013; 40 (3), 1454–1470.
8. Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis DG, Sarris A, Georgopoulos A, Alexakis DD. Optimum Temporal and Spectral Window for Monitoring Crop Marks over Archaeological Remains in the Mediterranean region. Journal of Archaeological Science. 2013; 40(3): 1479-1492. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2012.10.036
9. Hadjimitsis DG, Agapiou A, Alexakis D, Sarris A. Exploring Natural and Anthropogenic Hazard Risk for Cultural Heritage in Cyprus Using Remote Sensing and GIS. International Journal of Digital Earth. 2013; 6(2): 115-142. doi:10.1080/17538947.2011.602119
10. Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis DG, Alexakis D. Development of an image-based method for the detection of archaeological buried relics using multi-temporal satellite imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 2013; 34(16): 5979-5996. doi:10.1080/01431161.2013.803630
11. Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis DG, Alexakis DD. Evaluation of broadband and narrowband vegetation indices for the identification of archaeological crop marks. Remote Sensing. 2012; 4(12): 3892-3919. doi:10.3390/rs4123892
12. Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis DG, Alexakis D, Papadavid G. Examining the Phenological Cycle of Barley (Hordeumvulgare) Using Satellite and in situ Spectroradiometer Measurements for the Detection of Buried Archaeological Remains. GI Science& Remote Sensing. 2012; 49(6): 854-872. doi:10.2747/1548-1603.49.6.854
13. Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis DG, Alexakis D, Sarris A. Observatory validation of Neolithic tells (Magoules) in the Thessalian plain, central Greece, using hyperspectral spectro-radiometric data. Journal of Archaeological Science. 2012; 39 (5): 1499-1512. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2012.01.001
14. Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis DG. Vegetation indices and field spectroradiometric measurements for validation of buried architectural remains: verification under area surveyed with geophysical campaigns. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. 2011; 5: 053554, doi:10.1117/1.3645590
15. Agapiou A, Hadjimitsis DG, Papoutsa C, Alexakis DD, Papadavid G. The Importance of Accounting for Atmospheric Effects in the Application of NDVI and Interpretation of Satellite Imagery Supporting Archaeological Research: The Case Studies of Palaepaphos and Nea Paphos Sites in Cyprus. Remote Sensing. 2011; 3(12):2605-2629. doi:10.3390/rs3122605
16. Hadjimitsis DG, Themistocleous K, Agapiou A, Clayton CRI. Multi-temporal study of archaeological sites in Cyprus using atmospheric corrected satellite remotely sensed data. International Journal of Architectural Computing. 2009; 7(1): 121-138. doi:10.1260/147807709788549376