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Copernicus and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean under the 'ATHENA' Project

Agapiou, Athos and Lysandrou, Vasiliki and Themistocleous, Kyriacos and Kouhartsiouk, Demetris and Nisantzi, Argyro and Cerra, Daniele and Gessner, Ursula and Krauss, Thomas and Schreier, Gunter and Lasaponara, Rosa and Masini, Nicola and Hadjimitsis, Diofantos (2017) Copernicus and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean under the 'ATHENA' Project. In: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference. RSPSoc 2018 Annual Conference Earth & Planets, 05.-08. Sept. 2017, London, Großbritannien. ISBN 9781510849051

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Abstract

Copernicus European Union Programme aiming at developing European information services based on satellite Earth Observation and in situ (non-space) data, is coordinated and managed by the European Commission. Several Copernicus services are currently provided from the Sentinel satellites and other supporting missions. Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 can provide systematic radar and optical data worldwide with a high temporal resolution. This paper focuses on the potential use of these sensors for Cultural Heritage applications, providing in this way valuable information to stakeholders and other end-users as well as the archaeological community. Examples include the exploitation of the satellite products for the detection of damaged archaeological sites in the cities of Palmyra and Nimrud. CH sites in Syria and Iraq, as well as to examine potential soil marks in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of' Nea Paphos" in Cyprus. Looting marks have been based on supporting WorldView-2 products, are also presented. The overall results, expose the potentialities of Earth Observation data and the promising use of the Copernicus Programme as a European service for World Heritage applications. This study was carried out under the H2020 ATHENA project.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124115/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Copernicus and Cultural Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean under the 'ATHENA' Project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Agapiou, AthosCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Lysandrou, VasilikiCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Themistocleous, KyriacosCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Kouhartsiouk, Demetrisd.kouhartsiouk (at) cut.ac.cyUNSPECIFIED
Nisantzi, ArgyroCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Cerra, Danieledaniele.cerra (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2984-8315
Gessner, Ursulaursula.gessner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krauss, Thomasthomas.krauss (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schreier, Guntergunter.schreier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lasaponara, RosaCNR, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Masini, NicolaCNR, ItalyUNSPECIFIED
Hadjimitsis, DiofantosCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
ISBN:9781510849051
Status:Published
Keywords:Sentinel satellites, Cultural heritage, Cyprus
Event Title:RSPSoc 2018 Annual Conference Earth & Planets
Event Location:London, Großbritannien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05.-08. Sept. 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben hochauflösende Fernerkundungsverfahren
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Photogrammetry and Image Analysis
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface Dynamics
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Leitungsbereich DFD
Deposited By: Zielske, Mandy
Deposited On:07 Dec 2018 17:04
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:21

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