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Title: The protection of cultural heritage sites from geo-hazards: The PROTHEGO project
Authors: Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Cuca, Branka 
Agapiou, Athos 
Lysandrou, Vasiliki 
Tzouvaras, Marios 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Kyriakidis, Phaedon 
Kouhartsiouk, Demetris 
Margottini, Claudio 
Spizzichino, Daniele 
Cigna, Francesca 
Crosta, Giovanni 
Frattini, Paolo 
Fernández-Merodo, José Antonio 
Keywords: Cultural heritage;Geo-harzards;InSAR;UNESCO
Category: Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Source: 6th International European-Mediterranean Conference on Digital Heritage, EuroMed 2016; Nicosia; Cyprus; 31 October 2016 through 5 November 2016
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48974-2_11
Abstract: Examining natural hazards responsible for cultural heritage damages all over Europe, especially over large or remote areas is extremely difficult, expensive and time consuming. There is a need identify and respond to natural hazards before they create irreparable damage to cultural heritage sites. The PROTHEGO project uses radar interferometry to monitor surface deformation with mm precision to analyze the impact of geo-hazards in cultural heritage sites in Europe. The project applies novel InSAR techniques to monitor monuments and sites that are potentially unstable due to landslides, sinkholes, settlement, subsidence, active tectonics as well as structural deformation, all of which could be affected of climate change and human interaction. To magnify the impact of the project, the approach will be implemented in more than 400 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List (WHL) in geographical Europe. After the remote sensing investigation, detailed geological interpretation, hazard analysis, localscale monitoring, advanced modelling and field surveying for the most critical sites will be carried out to discover the cause and extent of the observed motions. PROTHEGO (PROTection of European Cultural HEritage from GeO-hazards) is a collaborative research project funded in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) – Heritage Plus in 2015–2018.
ISBN: 978-331948973-5
Rights: © Springer International Publishing AG 2016.
Type: Conference Papers
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