Two possible locations for the installation of GPS/GNSS stations of the CyCLOPS network are within the region of Akamas peninsula and Alevga area. The protected area of Akamas lies on the west coast of Cyprus and is part of the Natura 2000 network, from 2009. The Alevga region of interest is in the Nicosia District and specifically in the Tilliria Peninsula. On the 18th June, 2020, the CyCLOPS team carried out 24h in-situ measurements to assess the suitability and accessibility of the area. GNSS equipment has been temporarily installed in a rocky area to account for stability and safety issues. Furthermore, the candidate locations have an elevation that reaches up to 400m, making it possible to avoid various obstacles to achieve the highest possible degree of satellite visibility and observation quality in GPS/GNSS measurements. Data acquisition was carried out using a Trimble® R9s multi-GNSS receiver equipped with a Zephyr 3 Geodetic antenna.
INFRASTRUCTURES / 1216/0050 is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.