One of the main goals of the Programme was the collection of the material that testifies to the maritime activities of Cyprus: (i) textual evidence, including ancient and medieval cartographers and medieval pilgrims' texts, (ii) archaeological evidence from coastal and underwater sites related to maritime activity, (iii) coastal topography, and (iv) inshore meteorological information (such as prevailing and seasonal winds, currents). The meteorological material was collected from published reports of the Meteorological Service of Cyprus.