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Title: Earth observation contribution to cultural heritage disaster risk management: Case study of eastern mediterranean open air archaeological monuments and sites
Authors: Agapiou, Athos 
Lysandrou, Vasiliki 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Major Field of Science: Engineering and Technology
Field Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Keywords: Cultural heritage;Archaeology;Earth observation;Eastern Mediterranean;Eastern Mediterranean;Copernicus program;Disaster risk management
Issue Date: 22-Apr-2020
Source: Remote Sensing, 2020, vol. 12, no. 8, articl. no. 1330
Volume: 12
Issue: 8
Project: ERATOSTHENES: Excellence Research Centre for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment 
Journal: Remote Sensing 
Abstract: Disaster risk management (DRM) for cultural heritage is a complex task that requires multidisciplinary cooperation. This short communication underlines the critical role of satellite remote sensing (also known as earth observation) in DRM in dealing with various hazards for cultural heritage sites and monuments. Here, satellite observation potential is linked with the different methodological steps of the DRM cycle. This is achieved through a short presentation of recent paradigms retrieved from research studies and the Scopus scientific repository. The communication focuses on the Eastern Mediterranean region, an area with an indisputable wealth of archaeological sites. Regarding the cultural heritage type, this article considers relevant satellite observation studies implemented in open-air archaeological monuments and sites. The necessity of this communication article emerged while trying to bring together earth observation means, cultural heritage needs, and DRM procedures.
Description: The authors would like to acknowledge the "CUT Open Access Author Fund" for covering the open access publication fees of the paper.
ISSN: 2072-4292
DOI: 10.3390/RS12081330
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence 
Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab 
Appears in Collections:Publications under the auspices of the EXCELSIOR H2020 Teaming Project/ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence

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