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 …

Drone Flights in Mellor

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Drone Flights for Photogrammetry Several Drone Flights have been conducted in Mellor in the past few months to collect images of the 3 sites and enable the use of structure from motion (sfM) techniques to create 3D models of the landscape for future comparison. This will help us to analyse the effects of the weather on the sites by looking …

First phase of Fiber Optic Sensors installation at Doclethian Baths in Rome (IT)

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In the STORM pilot site of Dioclethian Baths in Rome on September 25th and 26th the first session dedicated to the installation of experimental fiber optics low cost sensors has been carried on. The first session involved the project team that after a 3D mapping and the work space preparation started a briefing during which the installation specification had been agreed.   …

Summer School 2017 – 11 – 13 September 2017 – Emergency Management of Cultural Heritage

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The first STORM project training activity took place from  10th to 13th  September at the Istituto Superiore Antincendi (ISA) which is the training authority within the Italian National Corp of Fire Brigade CNVVF. The Summer School goal was to provide basic information about the first year results of the STORM project, The course lectures explored the relationships between climatic change …

Plenary Meeting in Rethymno

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The Rethymno plenary meeting (Crete, Greece) Venue: IMS–FORTH premises Date: 18-19-20 July 2017 Very successful meeting with a huge presence of all the Partners! The first meeting with HERACLES project The wonderful meeting room of the IMS–FORTH venue The stakeholder meeting during a parallel session

WP2 and D.2.1: State of the art policies on government of Cultural Heritage against natural disasters and climate changes

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WP2’s main objective is to develop a set of recommendations, in the form of policies and procedures, aimed at supporting the government bodies responsible for cultural heritage, managing natural disasters and climate change that threaten cultural assets. This WP is led by DGPC and receives contributions from other STORM partners, more precisely SS-COL, UNITUS, CNVVF, Mellor, USAL, NCRS, TRO, DGPC, …

UK site updates – changes to dashboard & new technology

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The amount of technology being deployed in Mellor (UK) is growing. One of the UK partners, Mellor Archaeological Trust, has recently purchased a second drone (Inspire 1) with a camera for aerial photography. For sensors installed in Mellor, Sparta has purchased waterproof cases to increase their efficiency and improve connection. Sparta has also made some improvements and updates to the dashboard. …