The project proposal Cultural Landscape risk Identification, Management and Assessment
(acronym CLIMA) has been selected for funding under the Joint Program Initiative targeting
Cultural Heritage (JPICH, http://www.jpiculturalheritage.eu/ ).
The proposal CLIMA address the major factors of risks affecting the European landscapes and
landscape elements comprising standing monuments and buried archaeological sites by
developing and integrating new and existing technologies for remote sensing from satellite,
aerial/UAV platform and on ground.
CLIMA addresses the design and development of a multitask platform, combining advanced
remote sensing technologies, both from satellite and groundbased, with GIS application for
mapping and long term monitoring of archeological cultural landscapes to identify changes due to
climate changes and anthropic pressures. The project also targets the development and test of an
innovative groundbased gamma spectrometer to measure soil vertical/lateral disturbance. The
effectiveness of the CLIMA platform will be demonstrated with extended field campaigns targeting
different case studies in Italy, Cyprus and England.
The CLIMA Platform will enable the authorities responsible for the preservation of the
archeological cultural landscape to carry out an effective planning and implementation policy of
The consortium is led by University “La Tuscia”, Viterbo, Italy and include ALMA Sistemi sas, the
University of Stirling, UK, Technical University of Cyprus, Limassol, Cyprus and University of
Copenhagen, Denmark and the total project duration is 36 months.