Space4Culture | What can satellite services do for cultural and historical cities?

In the frame of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Basilicata Region is joining forces with NEREUS, EURISY, the Italian Space Agency and the TeRN Consortium to host a unique workshop on “Space4Culture – satellite services for cultural and historical cities”. On the 15th and 16th October 2018, those operating in the cultural and creative sectors, managing historical city centres or cultural heritage sites can gather in Matera, next year’s European Capital of Culture, to present and discuss experiences of use of satellite-based services to safeguard and promote cultural heritage, create new and cultural artistic experiences, foster social inclusion, and promote access to culture and arts within and around cities in Europe and in the Mediterranean area.


In particular, the conference will present examples of use of satellite-based services in the following domains:

  • Managing historical cities
  • Safeguarding, promoting and valuing cultural heritage
  • Creating innovative artistic and cultural experiences


Public authorities, private companies, NGOs, educational institutions, international organisations, and artists will be invited to showcase and discuss their experiences of use of satellite-based services in the aforementioned domains, with the following specific objectives:


  • To raise awareness on operational satellite-based services which have already proved their added-value
  • To identify the obstacles preventing the full exploitation of satellite-based data
  • To collect needs related to the use of satellite data (and in particular of the Copernicus datasets) and requirements for the integration data into existing datasets and platforms at the local, national and international levels.


The format of the conference aims at bridging the gap between operational satellite services and potential users. The ambition of the event is to demonstrate the importance of fruitful exchanges between confirmed users of satellite-based services, potential users and service providers. Each user panel will include two examples of operational services presented by the users themselves. The experienced users will be coupled with potential users and service providers, to evaluate the transferability of the operational services to other urban contexts.


The programme will be released soon, but you can already register at the following link!






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