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Title: Monitoring cultural heritage sites affected by geohazards
Authors: Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Danezis, Chris 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Civil Engineering;Civil Engineering
Keywords: Cultural heritage;Geodetic techniques;Natural hazards;Remote sensing;UAV
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2018
Source: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications IX, 2018, 11–13 September, Berlin, Germany
Project: ATHENA. Remote Sensing Science Center for Cultural Heritage 
Conference: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications IX 
Abstract: Currently, assessing geo-hazards in cultural heritage sites takes place after the geo-hazard has occurred. The long-term vulnerability of cultural heritage is commonly focused on the site itself, in response to environmental risks, without fully considering or understanding the entire geological and geotechnical context. However, the high costs of maintenance of cultural heritage sites directly enforce the prioritisation of the monitoring and conservation policies to ensure sustainable conservation. Monitoring the deformation of structures as well as their surroundings facilitates the early recognition of potential risks and enables effective conservation planning. This paper will present the results of the case study of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Choirokoitia, Cyprus, where long-term low-impact monitoring systems such as UAVs and geodetic techniques were used to monitor and assess the risk from natural hazards on the archaeological site to evaluate potential geo-hazards.
ISSN: 2-s2.0-85057329595
Rights: © 2018 SPIE.
Type: Conference Papers
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια /Conference papers or poster or presentation

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