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Earth Observation Contribution to Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management: Case Study of Eastern Mediterranean Open Air Archaeological Monuments and Sites

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Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Cyprus University of Technology, Saripolou 2-8, Limassol 3036, Cyprus
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Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence, Saripolou 2-8, Limassol 3036, Cyprus
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Remote Sens. 2020, 12(8), 1330; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081330
Received: 19 March 2020 / Revised: 16 April 2020 / Accepted: 20 April 2020 / Published: 22 April 2020
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural heritage; archaeology; earth observation; Eastern Mediterranean; Copernicus program; disaster risk management cultural heritage; archaeology; earth observation; Eastern Mediterranean; Copernicus program; disaster risk management
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Agapiou, A.; Lysandrou, V.; Hadjimitsis, D.G. Earth Observation Contribution to Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management: Case Study of Eastern Mediterranean Open Air Archaeological Monuments and Sites. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 1330. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081330

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Agapiou A, Lysandrou V, Hadjimitsis DG. Earth Observation Contribution to Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management: Case Study of Eastern Mediterranean Open Air Archaeological Monuments and Sites. Remote Sensing. 2020; 12(8):1330. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081330

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Agapiou, Athos, Vasiliki Lysandrou, and Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis. 2020. "Earth Observation Contribution to Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management: Case Study of Eastern Mediterranean Open Air Archaeological Monuments and Sites" Remote Sensing 12, no. 8: 1330. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12081330

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