In the Portuguese digital magazine Pedra & Cal, 64, dedicated to the theme “Climate Change. Prevention & Planning, the DGPC and NCRS STORM team produced an article on the impact of climate change on cultural heritage, presenting the goals and objectives of the STORM Project.
Pedra & Cal, published since 1998, is the dissemination magazine of an association of companies and professionals specialized in the rehabilitation of buildings and heritage conservation – GECoRPA – Grémio do Património – which also includes public and private entities as well as citizens with interest in these subjects.
The article “Shaking adaptation to climate change policies – STORM project as a drive for cultural heritage protection” (Filipa Neto, Sofia Pereira, Isabel Inácio and Maria João Revez) begins with a brief introduction of the main policies for adaptation to climate change in European countries, specially Portugal. Examples of good practices in research and national strategies for adaptation to climate change in France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Ireland, reflecting the recommendations issued by the European Union, including those resulting from EU funded projects are also mentioned.
The importance of implementing good practices and innovation based on validated scientific knowledge is also addressed in the article and serves as a premise for presenting the STORM project. The innovative methodologies and sustainable technological tools that are being developed in the project, mainly oriented to archaeological sites, fits this issue’s theme, and can be an added value to establish adapted solutions to the environmental conditions and predict future impacts on the cultural heritage.