Elsy El-Khoury- 2023- Ulster University

In August 2023 I was awarded a scholarship from the HFF to pursue my studies in Remote sensing and GIS at Ulster University.
I hold a bachelor degree in Arts and Archaeology from the Lebanese University, and I am an HFF scholar in Marine sciences and culture program at the American University of Beirut.

I have acquired extensive experience from being an archaeologist in multiple sites and projects. I participated also in several projects such as Geophysical and Underwater surveys organized by HFF Lebanon. The MSCU program at AUB shaped my vision about Maritime Archeology, and introduced me to the various disciplines and techniques; and how they come together in discovering, understanding and protecting our cultural heritage and history.

I was inspired to continue my MSc in Remote sensing and GIS after participating in the Integrated coastal survey workshop organized by the HFF in Cyprus, during the training I understood the importance of having a skill in remote sensing and GIS; because it provides a survey of the history and development of the environment either terrestrial or marine, also we can discover, preserve, and manage archaeological sites.

I firmly believe that the scholarship aligns perfectly with my goals and aspiration. I am looking forward to pursue my higher education in Remote sensing and GIS to be able to utilize all of the knowledge and experience gained from this scholarship to make a positive impact within my field and society as a whole.

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