News

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

  • Award ceremony at the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO sites and sustainable development.

    Francesca Cigna (NERC/BGS) was invited to deliver a keynote on PROTHEGO during the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO sites and sustainable development, 11-15 Sept 2016, Huangshan, China, and during the closing ceremony was awarded as distinguished international speaker together with representatives and experts from UNESCO, ICOMOS and the Global Geopark Network.

August 2016

  • DVMWHS Research Framework 2016: front cover and extract.

    PROTHEGO was mentioned in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS) – Research Framework 2016 as one of the initiatives providing a global perspective on assessment of the impact of natural hazards upon UNESCO WHL cultural heritage assets. The Research Framework is edited by PROTHEGO’s Associate Partner, Dr David Knight, Trent & Peak Archaeology, York Archaeological Trust.

June 2016

May 2016

  • Participants in the DVMWHS demonstration site stakeholder meeting at Cromford Mill, UK.

    On 26 May 2016, Francesca Cigna, Anna Harrison, Deodato Tapete and Kathryn Lee (NERC/BGS) met the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS) Stakeholders: Mr Mark Suggitt, Director of DVMWHS, Dr Andy J. Howard, Landscape Research & Management (LRM), and Dr David Knight, Trent & Peak Archaeology (TPA). The goal of the meeting was to appraise PROTHEGO's methodology for the DVMWHS and to identify how PROTHEGO's outcomes can feed into the DVMWHS management process.

  • PROTHEGO's article in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site website, 6 May 2016.

    BBC News published an article on PROTHEGO: "Space radar to assess Europe's historic sites" based on Francesca Cigna (NERC/BGS)'s interview with Jonathan Amos, BBC Science Correspondent.

    Live radio interviews were also given by Francesca on BBC Radio Berkshire during Chris Hollins' show on 6 May 2016, and BBC Radio Derby during Aleena Naylor's breakfast show on 7 May 2016.

    The latter was jointly with Mark Suggitt, Director of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS) and Demonstration Site Stakeholder of PROTHEGO.


PROTHEGO's BBC News, 5 May 2016.

April 2016

Claudio Margottini (ISPRA) presents PROTHEGO at the RSCY2016 session on EU projects.
Daniele Spizzichino (ISPRA) presents PROTHEGO's WP1 during the Special Session 'Sensing the past'.
Francesca Cigna (NERC/BGS) presents PROTHEGO's geohazards in the UK WHL sites during the Special Session 'Sensing the past'.

February 2016

  • Francesca Cigna (NERC/BGS) delivered an invited keynote lecture at Leiden University during the conference "From Stone Age to Space Age" on 24–26 February 2016, and showcased radar remote sensing applications in archaeological and cultural heritage sites affected by geohazards.

December 2015

  • Welcoming PROTHEGO's project partners, steering committee and stakeholders

    The first user consultation workshop 1.5 MB pdf took place at ISPRA in Rome, Italy on 4 December 2015, and the project was presented to the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT), steering committee members from the European Space Agency (ESA) and EO Expert Group of EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), and stakeholders of the Institute for Conservation and Restoration (ISCR), Superintendence Capitolina and Cyprus Remote Sensing Society (CRSS). The Italian Space Agency (ASI) and teams from the European Videor and JPICH CLIMA projects also participated in the round table discussion on the use of InSAR for cultural heritage management

November 2015

  • Francesca Cigna (NERC/BGS) presents PROTHEGO's poster at ESA

    PROTHEGO was presented during the European Space Agency (ESA)'s workshop "Advances in remote sensing for cultural heritage: from site detection, to documentation and risk monitoring" that took place on 12–13 November 2015 in Frascati, Italy. Claudio Margottini (ISPRA) led a poster presentation on "Remote sensing and UNESCO European heritage sites affected by geohazard: PROTHEGO project" illustrating the project objectives and methodology that Francesca Cigna (NERC/BGS) presented during the poster session.

October 2015

  • Daniele Spizzichino (ISPRA) presented PROTHEGO during the Earth Observation Expert Group (EOEG) Annual Meeting and landslide/subsidence EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) working group on 28–30 October 2015 in Granada, Spain, and with José Fernández (IGME) visited the UNESCO WHL site of Alhambra and met stakeholders from the Patronage of the Alhambra and Generalife.

  • Claudio Margottini (ISPRA) presented "The protection of European cultural heritages from geohazards and the EU project PROTHEGO" during FLOODIS Int. workshop "Increasing resilience to emergencies through earth observation, crowdsourcing, and satellite navigation systems", that took place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on 2 Oct 2015.

September 2015

  • Cyprus University of Technology advertised the successful funding of the project in a number of national and local newspapers in Cyprus, including Alithia newspaper, ETEk, SigmaLive Beta, onlycy, Cyprus University of Technology Portal, Paidea News and FG news.