The 3rd International Training Workshop on Space Technologies for Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites came to a close on July 7, 2016. The closing ceremony was held at the spectacular Beijing International Convention Center on the sidelines of the summit meeting of the International Society of Digital Earth.
The workshop, which was organized by the International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under UNESCO and jointly undertaken by CAS-TWAS Center of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM), Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) under CAS, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and European Space Agency (ESA), was aimed at providing world class, cutting edge training on the use of space technologies for world heritage management to 25 professionals from 12 Asian, African and East European developing countries, spread over 20 days.
The successful completion of the workshop was lauded by Chen Fang, Executive Deputy Director and Secretary General of CAS-TWAS SDIM. On behalf of HIST, Executive Deputy Director and Secretary General Hong Tianhua and Deputy Director Wang Xinyuan remarked on the spirit of teamwork and unity among the participants and congratulated the organizing team for efficient conduction of the training workshop. The highlights of the workshop were compiled into a video by the organizing team, which was very well received. The event concluded with the awarding of certificates to the participants by the guests of honor.

Nationality Name Position Institution
China Cao Jinghua Director Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Italy Gamini Wijesuriy Heritage practitioner Heritage Conservation/World Heritage Capacity Building Activities at ICCROM
China Liu Jie Deputy Secretary-General HIST/AIR
China Hong Tianhua Deputy director of HIST HIST/AIR
China Chen Fang Researcher SDIM/AIR
Italy Rosa lasaponara Researcher Researcher Remote Sensing for Natural and Cultural Heritage Environmental Applications and Risk Monitoring
Italy Nicola Masini Senior researcher Responsible of CNR-IBAM (Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage)- UOS of Potenza
UK Chris Stewart Science, Applications and Future Technologies Earth Observation Programmes European Space Agency
Italy Beniamino Murgante Professor School of Engineering, University of Basilicata
China Chen Fulong Researcher HIST/AIR
China Bi Jiantao Researcher HIST/AIR
China Li Qi Researcher HIST/AIR
France Ishwaran Natarajan Ishwaran Natarajan HIST/AIR
China Wang Xinyuan Researcher HIST/AIR
China Wang Cheng Researcher HIST/AIR
China Liu Decheng Researcher HIST/AIR

Course material

  • The potential of integrated GPR survey and aerial photographic analysis of historic urban areas: A c
  • Cultural Heritage
  • CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation(SDIM),
  • LIU Jie Director of International Cooperation Office
  • Near Surface Archaeological Prospection in the Ancient Engaruka Farmland (Tanzania)
  • Fine Deformation Monitoring of Ancient Building Based on Terrestrial Laser Scanning Technologies
  • Spatial Methods for Archaeological Flood Risk: The Case Study of the Neolithic Sites in the Apulia R
  • Amplitude Change Detection with ENVISAT ASAR to Image the Cultural Landscape of the Nasca Region, Pe
  • Map Algebra
  • International Journal of Digital Earth
  • An overview of satellite synthetic aperture radar remote sensing in archaeology: From site detection
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences and its International Cooperation
  • Beijin201607Hao
  • Exchange of experiences
  • Accurate 3D Modeling for Historic Building Based on Airbone,UAV,TIMMS and other new Technologies by
  • Integration of aerial and satellite remote sensing for archaeological investigations: a case study o
  • Access to ESA EO & Copernicus Sentinel Data
  • 08_SAR_Archaeology_presentation_for_PDF
  • Sentinel-1 Mission Overview On behalf of Pierre Potin, Sentinel-1 Mission Manager, ESA Athens, Dec 2
  • Module 2201: SAR Interferometry Basics
  • Module 2300: SAR Polarimetry
  • Earth Observation
  • Satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar in Archaeology and Cultural Landscape: An Overview
  • Integrated Remote Sensing Approach in Cahuachi (Peru): Studies and Results of the ITACA Mission (200
  • Tapete et al_arp1449
  • Springer_Masini et al_chapter14_pubblicati
  • training course 20160705
  • unesco presentation Paris
  • Following the Ancient Nasca Puquios from Space
  • Following the Ancient Nasca Puquios 2 from Space
  • Satellite-Based Monitoring of Archaeological 2 Looting in Peru
  • Pan-Sharpening Techniques to Enhance 2 Archaeological Marks: An Overview
  • Pattern Recognition and Classification Using VHR Data for Archaeological Research
  • Pattern Recognition and Classification Using 2 VHR Data for Archaeological Research
  • Image Enhancement, Feature Extraction and Geospatial Analysis in an Archaeological Perspective
  • Image Enhancement, Feature 2 Extraction and Geospatial Analysis 3 in an Archaeological Perspective
  • Remote Sensing in Archaeology: From Visual Data Interpretation to Digital Data Manipulation
  • Satellite-Based Monitoring of Archaeological Looting in Peru
  • Space technology for archaeology and cultural heritage risk monitoring: case studies
  • A Space View of Radar Archaeological Marks: First Applications of COSMO-SkyMed X-Band Data
  • Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Processing of COSMO-SkyMed StripMap HIMAGE Time Series to Depict
  • Protecting World Heritage from Natural Hazards through Earth Observation Technology-Fang Chen
  • ppt Thilina
  • Platform for UNESCO Sites-5月18日
  • paper Tapete et al_chapter
  • Panchali Umeshika
  • New discoveries in the Piramide Naranjada in Cahuachi (Peru) using satellite, Ground Probing Radar a
  • ESA-EARSeL-CNR Joint Activities on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Investigating archaeological looting using satellite images and GEORADAR: the experience in Lambayeq
  • Beyond modern landscape features: New insights in the archaeological area of Tiwanaku in Bolivia fro

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