Dimitrios Skarlatos

Delegate Cyprus (academia)

Short biography

Dimitrios Skarlatos, is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics in Cyprus University of Technology, currently, he serves as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. He holds a Dipl. Eng. in Rural Surveying from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), M.Sc. with distinction from University College London (UCL) and a Ph.D. from NTUA in digital photogrammetry. During his studies, he earned scholarships and awards, including the 'Diomedes Komninos' award from NTUA, the 'Hotine Exhibition Award' from UCL, the 'Prize in Photogrammetry' from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS, UK), 'Lambadarios' scholarship (after written exams) and 'Lambadarios' Award (highest GPA in geodetic classes) from Athens Academy, scholarship from National Scholarship Foundation, 'Best diploma thesis award' from Technical Chamber of Greece, and a short scholarship from EuroSDR (European Spatial Data Research Network). He is a member of several professional and scientific committees. He has served as a member of the board of the Hellenic Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (2003-2019), and Vice President of the Cypriot Association of Rural and Surveying Engineers for one term (2014-2016). He is the academic representative of Cyprus in EuroSDR (since 2010) and co-chair of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Commission II (2016-2026), Working Group 7, about underwater photogrammetry. He is also co-Chair of the Commission of Technologies for Cultural Heritage Geometric Documentation in the Executive Board of CIPA (under ICOMOS & ISPRS) for the period 2024-2028.

For 12 years he worked as a free-lance land surveyor in Greece, court expert and technical consultant in geoinformation companies in nationwide projects. During that period he participated as well as in research projects (3 European Research and Innovation Projects, 5 national from General Secretariat for Research and Technology) for archaeological site and monument recording, copies of museum exhibits, real-time quality control applications using machine vision, AUAVs for mapping.

During his post in CUT, he has participated or coordinated in research projects with UAV mapping (HawkEye, ArcheoPhoto), UAV coastal mapping and bathymetry (SARCOS, Archaeological Survey on the new marina of Ag. Napa), Parthenon frieze precise 3d modelling (Digitizing Parthenon Frieze), ROV mapping (AQUABOT), mobile mapping platforms (CUT, starting grant), satellite imagery processing (CASCADE, RISKA, SpotOnAcacia). All projects had funding from EU Horizon 2020, EU FP 7, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Union’s ERC, Promotion Foundation of Cyprus, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Honor Frost Foundation, Dept. of Antiquities of Cyprus. He was a coordinator of iMareCulture, a H2020 research and innovation grant, for underwater VR museums. He is PI of CUT in MOBILO project (funded by RPF), for developing a low cost mobile mapping system. He is the lead surveyor in Mazotos shipwreck, underwater excavation, since 2010, Nisia excavation since 2014 and Protaras shipwreck since 2019. He is also developing a micro deformation monitoring system for civil engineering laboratory material and construction analysis.


His main research interests focus on the acquisition and processing of 3D data and point clouds using image sequences. This includes underwater, UAV or close range photos. Apart from image based techniques, 3D data acquisition is extended using hand held or terrestrial laser scanning. His general interests include cultural heritage applications, two-media photogrammetry, aerial, terrestrial and underwater photogrammetry.

About Cyprus University of Technology

The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) is one of three state universities in the Republic of Cyprus, located in the city centre of Lemesos (Limassol). It was founded in 2003 and welcomed its first students in 2007. CUT aspires to develop itself into a modern, pioneering and internationally recognised university, able to offer education and high level research in leading fields of research that have a great impact on the economic, technological and scientific sectors. With its orientation towards applied research, the university aspires to establish for itself a role in support of the state and society in all areas of science and technology.