The workshop assessed the potential of Copernicus in support of Cultural Heritage preservation and management, and to provide inputs for further research and/or operational implementation.

The objectives of the workshop were:

  • To identify intermediate and end-users’ needs in the Cultural Heritage domain, and assess and characterise space-based applications in support of Cultural Heritage at EU and global level
  • To assess capabilities and outline requirements for Copernicus-based products/services in support of Cultural Heritage
  • To propose and assess implementation scenarios for a structured Copernicus-based approach for Cultural Heritage support

The workshop  aimed at identifying the main user requirements for space-based applications associated to the preservation and management of cultural heritage assets in Europe and Worldwide. Opportunities for standardisation were analysed, taking into account what is already done in some European Countries, with risk assessments associated to each Cultural asset subject to environmental risks. The main focus was however on the characterisation and mapping of Copernicus capabilities and existing solutions over the identified user needs, and the identification of potential evolutions to effectively support cultural heritage needs.

Different scenarios were assessed:

  1. A new Cultural Heritage Copernicus Service
  2. Cultural heritage as part of an existing Copernicus Service
  3. The structured use of a Combination of Copernicus Services for cultural heritage
  4. A follow-up of Copernicus Products tailored for cultural heritage. Out of those, a preferred option will later be identified.

Presentations are now available in pdf online: