H2020-TWINN-2015 ATHENA project:
Remote Sensing Science Center for Cultural Heritage
Workshop: “Copernicus contribution to Cultural Heritage”
April 7th from 9:30 to 17:30

The ATHENA Workshop is a one day general introduction to the European Copernicus Earth observation program. It puts specific focus on the topics of the H2020 ATHENA project: Establish a Center of Excellence in the field of Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage.

The ATHENA twinning partner DLR and guest speakers from ESA and the European Commission will present and introduce to the aspects of Copernicus, such as:
- Sentinel space segment
- Contributing missions and access to their data
- Core and collaborative ground segment
- Data policy and access to the data
- Core Services with focus on those of relevance for ATHENA

The speakers and invited experts will be available for questions and answers after the presentation.

Participation to the workshop is open to ATHENA participants and registered RSCy2016 attendees. A special registration will be possible for those only attending the workshop.

Special Session:  Sensing the past: Remote Monitoring for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (April 6, 2016)

The special session will present the latest updates related to current archaeological applications of remote sensing and non-invasive investigation, analysis, and monitoring methods, covering the full spectrum of topics, techniques, time span and global application.

A special focus will be drawn on Remote Sensing applications intended for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage. Abstracts under the following general topics are welcome:

•    Remote sensing, field spectroscopy, geophysical prospection and field archaeology
•    Geographic Information Systems
•    Monuments and sites, environmental monitoring and risk assessment
•    Natural hazards-environmental processes
•    Anthropogenic pressures/impact (looting, modern development)
•    Remote health monitoring of monuments
•    Detecting ancient traces - Crop marks
•    Land use land changes and monuments
•    Climate changes, atmospheric chemistry, air pollution and the Cultural Heritage
•    UAV systems and applications
•    3D remote sensing, RADAR, LIDAR, thermal remote sensing
•    New instruments and methods
•    Laser Scanning, 3D-Modelling

Abstract - Paper submission
If you intend to submit a manuscript for the Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports Special Issue, please indicate this in your abstract.  As well, please notify Dr. Athos Agapiou at [email protected] of your intent to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports Special Issue

You can find additional information and submission guidelines at and