Special Issue "New Perspectives of Remote Sensing for Archaeology"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2014)
Dr. Rosa Lasaponara (Website)
CNR-IMAA (National Research Council, Institute for Environmental Analysis), C.da S. Loya, 85050 Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
Interests: remote sensing; data processing; microwave sensor design; analytical methods, modeling, readout and software for sensors; sensor technology and new sensor principles
Dr. Nicola Masini (Website)
CNR-IBAM (National Research Council, Institute for Archaeological and Architectural Heritage), C.da S. Loya, 85050 Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
Fax: +39 0971 427333
Interests: remote sensing for archaeology; Lidar; archaeogeophisics; non invasive tests for historical building
Starting from 2000, the availability of the first very high resolution satellite imagery and LiDAR provided new opportunities for archaeological prospection, allowing us to enlarge the fields of application, from site discovery to monitoring, from single site to cultural landscape, also for cultural heritage covered by vegetation or located in extensive and difficult remote areas.
Currently, the main challenges to be addressed are mainly the need to set up ad hoc methodological approaches for different environmental and geomorphological conditions (from forest to desert, from flat areas to complex topography), types of applications (form preventive archaeology to preservation and protection), for all the current available earth observation technologies, including SAR and geophysics.
In detail the main topics will be:
- Integration of active and passive remote sensing technologies including ground based investigations (geophysics, ground spectroscopy)
- Semiautomatic and automatic approaches for extracting cultural information
- Interconnection between environmental changes and dynamics of human frequentation: the contribution of Earth Observation
- Remote Sensing as basic tool to support virtual fruition of ancient landscapes and archaeological sites
- Remote sensing and geospatial analysis for preventive archaeology;
- 3D modeling and visualization issues from satellite, airborne and terrestrial sensors
- Integration of different data acquisition technologies including UAV
Dr. Rosa Lasaponara
Dr. Nicola Masini
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