About – People – Institutions
EUROFRONT is hosted by the Laboratory of Geophysical-Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment (GeoSat ReSeArch Lab) of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (IMS-FORTH). Since 1996, the GeoSat ReSeArch Lab has carried out innovative research in the areas of geophysical prospection, satellite remote sensing, GIS, and geoinformatics, and it has been widely recognized due to the quality of its research projects. The Lab is a member of EPOCH (European Network of Excellence in Open Cultural Heritage), AGILE (Association of Geographic Information Laboratories of Europe) & EARSEL (European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories). It consists of a team of researchers from various disciplines (computer science, geophysics, geology, aerial photography and remote sensing, GIS).
The Department of Archaeology at the University of Zagreb is a partnering organization of EUROFRONT and the host of the project’s 6-month secondment. The University of Zagreb, founded in 1699, is the oldest university in South-East Europe and the largest and most prominent university in Croatia. It strives to become a leading university in the region and in Europe. The university is comprised of 29 faculties, three academies of art, and the University Centre for Croatian Studies, with over 70,000 students currently enrolled. The University engages in a full range of higher educational activities, including high-quality teaching and learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as advanced research and scholarship. Since joining the EU, the university has significantly developed its international student exchange program, mainly through the Erasmus+ mobility program. Its mission is based on scientific and artistic research and aims at sustainable development, artistic creativity, and professional work. It gives special regard to carrying out the programs of strategic interest for the Republic of Croatia and for the development of regional and local communities.