IPERION-CH is an integrating activity project carried out in the Horizon 2020 – Work Programme 2014-2015 for European research infrastructures. The project supports access to most advanced EU scientific instrumentations, including mobile facilities, and to expert knowledge and know-how, allowing scientists, conservators-restorers and curators to enhance their research opportunities. IESL-FORTH is a member of IPERION-CH along with another 23 partners from 12 Member States plus one in the US together with a large network of affiliations. In the framework of IPERION-CH, the Photonics for CH group at IESL has been active in developing of innovative instrumentation and methods for diagnostics and conservation, but also in training young scientists and conservators on the use of such novel tools. Furthermore, within the MOLAB (MObile LABoratory) facility of IPERION-CH the Photonics for CH group at IESLthe Photonics for CH group at IESL enables European users to develop and pursue their research using state-of-the-art mobile facilities for in situ non-invasive measurements on the basis of Digital Holographic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (DHSPI). 

IIntegrating activities for a structured scientific community.The long established networking culture at the heart of IPERION CH will reinforce and support the pooling of European resources to build a highly coordinated RI that operates at a global level, opening access internationally to a research area of great social and economic interest, in which Europe traditionally excels and plays a leading role. IPERION CH will contribute to enhanced and innovative research for movable, immovable and digital European Heritage. The coordinated and integrated approach helps promote interoperability among facilities, while avoiding duplication of efforts. IPERION CH will: (a) jointly identify the most significant research priorities and future scientific challenges, (b) promote trans-national access activities to reach new communities of users, (c) devise efficient methodologies for exploitation and transfer of innovation to industry, (d) define best practices and protocols for measurements with fixed and mobile instruments, (e) optimize and advance the use of digital tools in Heritage Science, and (f) develop strategies towards a sustainable European RI on Heritage Science.

Currently the facility accepts proposal for next year.


Horizon 2020 – Work Programme 2014-2015 for European research infrastructures

Dr. Pouli Paraskevi
Principal application Scientist
Prof. Anglos Demetrios
University Faculty Member