Hampton Court Palaces project visit

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The fruitful Historic England London meeting was followed, on February 14th, by a further stakeholder’s activity with a visit at the Historic Royal Palaces of Hampton Court located in East Molesey Surrey. The meeting chaired by the Fire and Emergency Planning Adviser and the Superintendent of the Royal Collection covered the following following subjects: The HRP model for collections salvage – an overview of how …

Fiber Bragg Grating sensors installation at Dioclethian Baths

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On December the 18th the third session of FBG installation was completed at Dioclethian Baths site in Rome.Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) is a type of distributed Bragg reflector constructed in a short segment of optical fiber that reflects particular wavelengths of light and transmits all others. This is achieved by creating a periodic variation in the refractive index of the fiber core, which generates a wavelength-specific dielectric mirror. STORM project …

Dioclethian baths: Second steps of fiber optics sensors installation

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  The preparation of Rome pilot site hosted by SSCOL is continuing, today it was an har working day. In the newspaper today was written 2017 was the most dry year since 1800 in Italy, the effect on temperature and humidity in cultural sites has been, sometimes, dramatic. In the case of Diocletian baths a wall crack is going to …

Early detection of biological infestation: experiments started at Tróia

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Induced fluorescence spectroscopy is used for identification of organic and inorganic compounds by excitation of their molecules to higher energy level using strong light. The molecules return to the ground electronic state, producing fluorescence emission — photons whose energy (wavelength) is determined by the difference in the molecular energy levels. Thus the emission spectrum can reveal maxima characteristic for some …

3rd STORM Stakeholders meeting – Lisbon – Museu de Etnologia

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3rd STORM Stakeholders meeting – Lisbon – Museu de Etnologia Ten Portuguese Stakeholders met in Lisbon on October 30th 2017 for the STORM third stakeholders meeting. The STORM team started the discussion with stakeholders around two issues: Addressing an Emergency (for authorities and sites) When an emergency occurs caused by a sudden hazard, what will be your role in the …

Pilot site progress and achievements in the first period of STORM Project

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In the first period of STORM Project and after the definition of the use case scenarios and work done on risk assessment at the Roman Ruins of Tróia, it was time to start installing the tools for damage assessment. In the case of Tróia, there is a meteorological station 1km from the site that has been collecting data for 10 …

Modelling Hazards to the Historic Environment: Ex-Hurricane Ophelia and Mellor

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As the STORM project is now well into its second year the design of the experimental hardware and software systems that will be used to predict hazards to Cultural Heritage sites and co-ordinate the response to any damage from these hazard events has progressed to the detailed design and individual element testing stages. Broadly, these threats fall into long term …

15 September 2017 – Framework Agreement signed between Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco (CNVVF) and ICCROM, at Istituto Superiore Antincendi (ISA)

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On 15 September, the Head of the Corpo Nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco (CNVVF), Ing. Gioacchino Giomi, and the Director-General of the ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), Prof. Stefano De Caro, signed the framework Agreement between ICCROM and CNVVF at the Istituto Superiore Antincendi (ISA) in Rome. The Agreement is aimed …