The EPOCHE LLP Erasmus Intensive Program (IP)
2-16 June 2013
(Leader University: TEI of Kavala, Dept. of Landscape Architecture)
Project coordinator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Athanasios D. STYLIADIS


Contract No. : 2012-1-GR1-ERA10-10609

Welcome to Thassos Island, June 2-16, 2013.


The EPOCHE Erasmus IP (Excellence in Photogrammetry for Open Cultural Landscape & Heritage Education) is about the improvement of traditional methods for surveying, documenting and WBE (Web-based Education) for Archaeological Sites and Cultural Landscapes & Heritage (CLH); especially by synergy effects gained by the combination of ICT low-cost techniques as innovative practices under digital Photogrammetry.


EPOCHE Objectives: Developing low-cost digital photogrammetric techniques as innovative practices in Photogrammetry and CLH education and training;Shortening the gap between the established traditional e-learning management systems and the modern adaptive & intelligent WBE tutoring for the benefit of the CLH education;Demonstrating new WBE opportunities and the power/usefulness of the on-line learning environment (as an innovative ICT-based tool for training/lecturing Surveying and Photogrammetry in CLH);


EPOCHE Target Groups: (A) Students (BSc, MSc/MA and PhD) bound to Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Archaeology, Surveying, and Geoinformatics; (B) Scientists and Personnel of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities (e.g. the staff of the IH ́ Ephoreia of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities, Kavala, Greece).


EPOCHE Main Activities: During the IP the students are grouped into project teams. The theoretical knowledge is gained together at common sessions and the practical work will be done by 5 multi-national multi-discipline groups. On the last day the groups are presenting their results for the other groups and the Staff of the IH ́ Ephoreia of Prehistoric & Classical Antiquities (Kavala, Greece).Hence, the IP is divided into the following courses: 3-day theoretical course; 2-days practical training course; 2-day field work course, 1-day practical course for processing the data collected during the field work; and 1-day for WBE presentation of the results.


Learning Outcomes: Develop tools for an integrated management of the metadata related to 3D artefacts; Develop easy-to-use authoring tools for CLH 3D experiences; Ensure access to CLH 3D content through a WBE digital library; Value-added functionality of a non-textual, semantic documentation and processing of CLH 3D content in a WBE environment; Develop solutions for improved search, identification, re-use and integration of 3D datasets by end users in CLH; Provide solutions for an effective rights management of CLH 3D content.


Expected Outcomes: Promote adherence to the principles of the London Charter for the use of 3D Visualization in the Research and Communication of Cultural Heritage (CH); Advance the state-of-the-art in 3D digitization tools for 3D shape, surface, type  and  material  acquisition in CH, investigating both active and passive acquisition methods and improving  the range of artefacts that can be captured at a reasonable cost; Develop intelligent tools for 3D acquisition in CH with low-cost techniques; Develop tools for the analysis of 3D artefacts and associated information. Finally, teaching Compendium for the trainers and Teaching Material for the students will be produced. This compendium and the teaching material will be published and shared as an e-learning course using a Course Management System (CMS) environment.