ESPI initiated a highly timely study on ‘Space Supporting Culture’ taking into account the ongoing efforts to protect worldwide the Culture Heritage by satellite technology. Various initiatives were already successfully undertaken such as the Copernicus hackathon supported by EURISY or the UNESCO “Open Initiative on the Use of Space Technologies to support the World Heritage Convention by the European Space Agency. There is still a lot at stake.
The creation of a new Copernicus service dedicated to Cultural Heritage is one option to care for the culture sector, which is one of the most valuable, and at the same time vulnerable, sectors. This topic is also critical in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore, the use of satellite applications is predestined to contribute an incredibly valuable to preserve our common culture assets. ESPI is decided to support those efforts with his experienced knowledge, network and workshops to reach the best with its interagency, industrial and academic partners for the future of our common Culture Heritage. In case of further interest, please contact Dr. Annette Froehlich, Annette.Froehlich@espi.or.at

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