4th EARSeL Workshop on Cultural and Natural Heritageto be organised in the framework of the 33rd EARSeL Symposium
The 1st Workshop on Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management took place in Rome on 30 September - 4 October 2008, organized by the chairmen of the EARSEL SIG Remote Sensing for Natural and Cultural Heritage (ReSeArCH). A large scientific community composed of archaeologists, geophysicists, experts in aerial archaeology, remote sensing and geomatics, gave rise to a lively debate on the potential, limitations and overlook of traditional and novel Earth Observation Technologies for archaeology and cultural heritage management applications.
The interest of the scientific community increased over years, thus pushing the SIG ReSeArCH to yearly organize dedicated sessions on Cultural Heritage within EARSEL Symposia (Chania 2009, Paris 2010, Prague 2011), to the joint conference with AARG in Poznan (21-23 September 2011) and the most recent Workshop in Ghent (19-22 September 2012).
After five years from the Rome Workshop, the scientific interest for Remote Sensing and Cultural Heritage has strongly increased. The available technologies as well as methodological approaches improved thus facilitating a larger use, mainly for archaeological purposes. In this lively cultural and scientific context, the 4th Workshop will take place on 6-7 June 2013 in Matera.
The cultural and practical interconnections between Environment, Culture and Territory are the framework of this event. The scientific committee selected some priority themes related to:
- fields of application such as the use of remote sensing for risk management and cultural and natural heritage, interconnection between environmental, climatic changes and dynamics of human frequentation, the aware fruition of material and immaterial witnesses of ancient civilizations
- methodologies such as development of ad hoc semiautomatic and automatic approach for extracting cultural information, integration and fusion of passive and active remotely sensed data, remote sensing and geospatial analysis for preventive archaeology, palaeoenvironmental investigation and risk management
- cooperation strategies for the creation of a permanent platform for data and knowledge sharing.