Special Issue "Cultural and Natural Heritage in a Changing Environment: New Methods, Tools and Technologies"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2023 | Viewed by 104

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: cultural heritage protection; preparedness measures; resilience building; flood damage
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: vulnerability; built heritage; damage; building diagnostics; heavy rain simulation
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISAC), Rome, Italy
Interests: climate change; pollution; cultural heritage; risk assesment; damage modelling; protection strategies
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Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISAC), Rome, Italy
Interests: environmental monitoring; extreme events; earth observation; deterioration; cultural landscapes; built heritage; risk assessment; material characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The assessment and monitoring of climate change impacts on Cultural and Natural Heritage, particularly in extreme climate scenarios, require multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting approaches which would endorse the implementation of adequate safeguarding strategies.

This Special Issue is dedicated to advancements and new perspectives in the field of risk assessment and vulnerability evaluation of cultural and natural heritage (e.g. monuments, historic buildings, archeological sites, terraced landscape, historic parks and gardens), subjected to increasing pressures from climate change actions. Contributions on methodologies, approaches and tools focusing on the effects of hydrometeorological events (heavy rainfall, windstorms, heat waves and prolonged drought periods) are particularly welcome.

Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following themes:

  • Vulnerability assessment of cultural and natural heritage at different spatial scale.
  • Development of tools, platforms, apps for the risk assessment at territorial, local and building scale.
  • Application of earth observation and climate data to assess and mitigate the risks of climate induced extreme events to cultural heritage.
  • Characterisation of climate impact on built and natural environment

Prof. Dr. Miloš Drdácký
Dr. Riccardo Cacciotti
Prof. Dr. Alessandra Bonazza
Alessandro Sardella
Guest Editors

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  • climate change impacts
  • extreme events
  • built heritage
  • cultural landscape
  • mitigation and adaptation
  • damage evaluation
  • case studies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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