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The contribution of the EXCELSIOR Project for cultural heritage

Themistocleous, Kyriacos and Hadjimitsis, Diofantos and Schreier, Gunter and Krauß, Thomas and Kontoes, Charis (2020) The contribution of the EXCELSIOR Project for cultural heritage. In: Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications XI 2020, 11534, 1153410_1-1153410_6. International Society for Optics and Photonics. SPIE Remote Sensing 2020 Online, 2020-09-21 - 2020-09-25, Digital Forum. doi: 10.1117/12.2574004. ISBN 978-1-5106-3882-2. ISSN 0277-786X.

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The ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment (ECoE) will provide cutting-edge Earth Observation (EO) research in Cyprus, the Eastern editerranean, Middle East and North Africa (EMMENA) region, Europe and intenationally for the benefit of the environment and society. One of the main focus areas of the newly established ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) is using remote sensing and space-based techniques for effective, efficient and timely cultural heritage monitoring. Such monitoring can offer tremendous benefits to Cyprus governmental institutions and policy implementation bodies, towards the protection of cultural heritage sites, including cost- and time-effective control of cultural heritage sites/monuments, raising awareness on the preservation and protection of cultural heritage from anthropogenic and environmental pressures, early warning systems and systematic monitoring of cultural heritage. Satellite Earth Observation technologies provide the ideal resource of information to undertake a wide range of effective, cost-efficient and non-invasive activities, which cannot be so easily acquired with other tools. As a result of the Copernicus Program, Sentinel 1 and 2 missions provide free satellite imagery that is accessible, provides global coverage, a high temporal resolution enabling image time series analysis and temporal characteristics, allowing for the consistent and timely monitoring of cultural heritage monuments and landscapes. The efficient exploitation of high resolution dense time-series of multi-spectral and radar imagery for large scale applications introduces new important considerations including cost-effective and systematic monitoring service of cultural landscape sites with archaeological remains, monitoring significant risks that cultural landscapes face, as well as aiding archaeological mapping and interpretation. Further-on exploiting high spatial and temporal resolution (i.e. from other satellites beyond Copernicus) improves modelling and data assimilation solutions and integration of space based remote sensing techniques with advanced ground and aerial based ones. Both data allows to develop more efficient and effective tools of investigation and monitoring, able to ensure mapping and monitoring of buried and exposed archaeological structures. This paper was developed under the auspices of the activities of the ‘ERATOSTHENES: Excellence Research Centre for Earth Surveillance and Space-Based Monitoring of the Environment’- ‘EXCELSIOR’ project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 857510 and from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development. From 1st of October 2019, the ERC group (Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics) at the Cyprus University of Technology is on the way to be upgraded to ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) through ‘EXCELSIOR’ H 2020 Widespread Teaming project (www.excelsior2020.eu)

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Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
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Title:The contribution of the EXCELSIOR Project for cultural heritage
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Themistocleous, KyriacosCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hadjimitsis, DiofantosCyprus University of TechnologyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Krauß, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6004-1435UNSPECIFIED
Kontoes, CharisNational Observatory of AthensUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:20 September 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Earth Resources and Environmental Remote Sensing/GIS Applications XI 2020
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:1153410_1-1153410_6
Publisher:International Society for Optics and Photonics
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Keywords:cultural heritage, EXCELSIOR, Copernicus, Earth Observation, Remote Sensing
Event Title:SPIE Remote Sensing 2020 Online
Event Location:Digital Forum
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:21 September 2020
Event End Date:25 September 2020
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben hochauflösende Fernerkundungsverfahren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Photogrammetry and Image Analysis
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Leitungsbereich DFD
Deposited By: Knickl, Sabine
Deposited On:26 Nov 2020 12:13
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:40

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