4th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (ICRSA4)

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The Conference will be held in Beijing from 24-26 October 2012. It is co-organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and UNESCO, and hosted by the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), a Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, and the Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE).

The theme of the Conference is "New Era of Earth Observation on Natural and Cultural Heritage". This conference plans to take into new territory with a focus on world heritage and cutting-edge space technologies for monitoring, documenting, and preserving world heritage. Advances in sensor systems, data availability, social technology, and other innovations have matured and converged to make 2012 a particularly exciting time in this field.
UNESCO will co-organize the 4th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (ICRSA4) with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing on 24-26 October 2012. UNESCO is pleased to see that this is being carried out within the framework of the joint category 2 center established by UNESCO and CAS-the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST)-in collaboration with the CAS Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth.
UNESCO attaches great importance to the use of space technologies for natural and cultural heritage. As early as 2001, UNESCO and the European Space Agency initiated the Open Initiative on the Use of Space Technologies to Support the World Heritage Convention and set up a large network of UNESCO space partners. In 2011, UNESCO worked together with CAS and jointly established HIST. The aim of these efforts is to assist developing countries in managing and protecting their natural and cultural heritage through the benefits of space technologies. The objective is to use space technologies to monitor heritage sites and allow local authorities to identify potential threats, such as land use changes or natural disasters, giving them time to implement mitigation strategies.
ICRSA4, with the theme “A New Era of Earth Observation for Natural and Cultural Heritage”, will focus on cutting-edge space technologies for monitoring, documenting, and preserving world heritage. It will provide experts, policy-makers, administrators and students from around the world an opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of conservation and management of natural and cultural heritage.


Details

Type of Event Category 4- International Congress
Start 24.10.2012 10:00 local time
End 26.10.2012 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Ramasamy, Jayakumar
Organizer International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), under the Auspices of UNESCO
Contact Ms. ZHOU Wei, office@icrsa4.org
Country China
City Beijing
Venue Beijing Friendship Hotel, Beijing, China
Street Beijing Friendship Hotel
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the People's Republic of China to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
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