Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2016)
Dr. Rosa Lasaponara
CNR-IMAA (National Research Council, Institute for Environmental Analysis), C.da S. Loya, 85050 Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
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Interests: remote sensing; data processing; microwave sensor design; analytical methods, modeling, readout and software for sensors; sensor technology and new sensor principles
Remote sensing is emerging as a key tool for archaeological investigations from the discovery to documentation and risk estimation, as well as for the development, management, and preservation of cultural heritage and landscapes. The preservation of cultural heritage and landscapes are, today, a strategic priority, not only to assure cultural treasures and evidence of human past to future generations, but, also, to exploit them as strategic and valuable economic assets, if inspired to sustainable development strategies. This is an extremely important key factor for countries that are owners of an extraordinary cultural legacy, which is today particularly fragile due to many reasons including industrial risk, pollution impacts and degradation factors. Remote sensing provides regular and repeated imagery of unparalleled importance for monitoring the effects of climate change, urban and rural development, looting, and conflict. In addition to this, the data produced is providing an exciting opportunity to examine past human–environment dynamics.
We would like to invite you to submit articles about your recent research with respect to the following topics.
- SAR for palaeoenvironmental applications, site detection, risk monitoring
- From aerial photo to declassified satellite images: the study of landscape over time using historical data sources
- From visual data interpretation to semiautomatic and automatic procedures in an archaeological perspective.
- Remote Sensing, GIS and Geospatial analysis for risk monitoring and the management of cultural resources
- Integration of space/air borne and ground remote sensing in archaeogeophysics
- The “LiDAR revolution” in archaeology
- Comparison and evaluation of different remote sensing methods for site discovery and the reconstruction of historical landscapes
- Remote sensing methods for studying past human-environment interactions
- Review articles covering one or more of these topics are also welcome.
Authors are required to check and follow specific Instructions to Authors, see https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/165068305/Remote_Sensing-Additional_Instructions.pdf.
Dr. Rosa Lasaponara
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