ORGANISATION/COMPANYSapienza Università di Roma
RESEARCH FIELDHistory › Archaeology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)Established Researcher (R3)Leading Researcher (R4)
APPLICATION DEADLINE27/10/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONItaly › ROME
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK36/72 didattica p.a.
OFFER STARTING DATE31/12/2021
The project aims at the development of tools monitoring the impact of modern quarries on the Cultural Heritage, both in recent past and present. A planned management of cultural resources as non-renewable and significant components of landscapes is crucial, and to be joined with Green reintegration of devastated landscapes.
Sample test areas will be selected in Latium, Calabria, Sicily. The impact of quarries will be evaluated through multisystemic remote sensing, among which SAR and VHR sensors from satellites, as well as through historical remote images and field checks. The tool will be proposed for permanent monitoring to the Heritage Offices. Damage mitigation and the promotion of compatible jobs will be proposed. 1. Premise
The recent and historical development of quarries has impacted on landscapes, on biodiversity and on non-renewable resources, such as Cultural Heritage sites.
2. The view
Sustainable development must address quarry extraction in a way compatible with a Greener economy and with the strengthening of crucial cultural and landscape assets. Monitoring and planning of future quarrying activities should couple with ecologically sustainable architecture and reclamation of quarried landscapes, pointing to a more intense use by the local communities and touristic mobility. Transparency in strategic decisions (opening, widening, closure and reconversion of quarries) must be supported. This is particularly evident for cultural and historical landscapes.
3. The project
A. 3 regions of Central and Southern Italy (Latium, Calabria, Sicily) are the testing areas for the quarries’ severe impact on the environment and on paleontological, archaeological and other Cultural Heritage sites.
B. Past and present impact of quarries will be evaluated through remote sensing instruments, including aerial photography, satellites equipped with SAR and VHR sensors, in cooperation with the Partner company NAIS srl, expert in satellite applications for the Cultural Heritage.
C. Strategies of damage mitigation over Cultural landscapes will be considered and projects of reintegration and creation of cultural and environmental jobs will be proposed.
D. A permanent tool for remote sensing control of quarry activity and its effects on the environments will be shared with State stakeholders (Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Ecological Transition, Superintendencies ABAP, Regions, Provinces, Municipalities, Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage - TPC).
4. Coherence with the Horizon Europe program, SNSI and PNR, FSE/REACT-EU
This project conforms with the document on the European Green Deal, a 2019-2024 priority of the EU Commission and of the NextGenerationEU Recovery Plan after Covid-19.
In particular, it targets the following issues:
- economy growth decoupled from resource and landscape use;
- the goals of an environmentally sustainable management of resources;
- restoring the damages over nature and the cultural landscapes and enabling biodiversity to thrive again;
- landscape and cultural heritage for the sharing of culturally inclusive behaviors (CoE Faro Convention strategy, 2005 and PNRR);
- no person and no place must be left behind, through reintegration of disadvantaged and devastated landscapes.
- climate change: vegetational reintegration reducing environmental impact;
- digital transition: remote sensing monitoring;
- ecosystem and biodiversity: reduction and mitigation of quarries’ impact;
- Gender equality: promotion of candidates of any gender for the position.
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDHistory › Archaeology
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELOther: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
previous experience in the field of multi-system monitoring of the Cultural Heritage through collaborations with public institutions and companies active in the field; participation in training workshops and conferences on the subject. Preferential titles PhD in archaeological subjects
PhD in archaeology, Number of publications selectable for merit evaluation: not more than 12
EURAXESS offer ID: 701277
Posting organisation offer ID: 86206
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