Shelter at first sight

Looking back at the last decades, where the effects of climate change have clearly brought consequences, Cultural Heritage has been impacted by an increasing number of climate related hazards, posing new challenges to conservators and heritage managers. For answering to this situation, SHELTER aims at developing a data driven and community-based knowledge framework that will bring together the scientific community and heritage managers. The main objectives are: increasing resilience, reducing vulnerability and promoting better and safer reconstruction in historic areas.

From a deep understanding of the hazard, the vulnerability of the historic area and their exposure, the local dynamics and the provision of innovative governance and community-based models, it is possible to provide useful methodologies, tools and strategies to enhance resilience and secure sustainable reconstruction. Due to the information complexity and the diverse data sources, SHELTER framework will be implemented in multiscale and multisource data driven platform, able to provide the necessary information for planning and adaptive governance.

Five are the open-labs that will allow us to see and validate all the progress and developments of the project. They have been chosen as representative of the main climatic and environmental challenges in Europe and different heritage typologies.

Key facts

Cultural Heritage is being impacted by Climate Change
New challenge for conservators
Impact and hazards are dissimilar in locations around Europe
Disconnected scientific community and unknown resilience practices

What SHELTER is providing

Develops a community-based knowledge framework
Brings together scientific community
Promotes better and safer reconstruction in Historic Areas
Validates all the developments in 5 different pilots were different heritage is present and different hazards are happening
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