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Technologies and methods for improved resilience and sustainable preservation of underwater and coastal cultural heritage to cope with climate change, natural hazards and environmental pollution

Project description

Saving our sunken cultural heritage

Europe’s coastal and underwater cultural heritage is under threat. Climate change and natural hazards pose major problems. Solutions require improved management, protection and preparedness. With this in mind, the EU-funded THETIDA project will develop policy tools for climate neutrality and economic resilience in coastal areas. Specifically, it will design a preventive conservation strategy for underwater and coastal sites. It will also identify additional threats and promote adaptation, reconstruction and other post-disruption strategies. The project’s interdisciplinary team of researchers, experts and practitioners will develop and validate an integrated multiple heritage risk assessment and protection system. To that end, they will use evidence-based monitoring frameworks, innovative tools and instruments as well as citizen science and Living Labs methodologies.

Objective

The THETIDA project approaches safeguarding and protecting Europe’s coastal and underwater cultural heritage from the effects of climate change and natural hazards in a holistic manner that includes risk management, protection and preparedness, as complementary strategies to prevent damages to CH sites, identify and ward off additional threats and promote policy tools for climate neutrality and economic resilience in coastal areas. THETIDA project achieves this goal through the development of a preventive conservation strategy that includes monitoring, risk preparedness and management, for underwater and coastal CH (U&C-CH) sites, identify and ward off additional threats and promote adaptation, reconstruction and other post-disruption strategies to restore normal conditions to the historic area, as well as long-term strategic approaches to adapt to CC and to wield policy tools for economic resilience. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers, experts and practitioners will develop, test and validate an integrated multiple heritage risk assessment and protection system with evidence-based monitoring frameworks, innovative tools and instruments and through participatory processes (Citizens’ Science and Living Labs). The project implementation actions will link the social innovations with cutting-edge technologies (ICT and IoT harmonised tools).

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EREVNITIKO PANEPISTIMIAKO INSTITOUTO SYSTIMATON EPIKOINONION KAI YPOLOGISTON
Net EU contribution
€ 558 002,50
Address
PATISION 42
106 82 ATHINA
Greece

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Region
Αττική Aττική Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 558 002,50

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