H2020 project Heracles highlighted as a success story by the European Comission
30 May 2018
The H2020 project HERACLES, which includes five CIUHCT researchers - Maria Paula Diogo, Paula Urze and Bruno Borges (Task leaders W.P.10.1 and 10.2) and Ana Simões and Marta Lourenço (Ethical Board), has been selected as an European Comission Success Story, distinguishing the high scientific quality of its outputs and its vast interdisciplinary work.
Excerpt from the article:
The HERACLES project is designing and testing a systems-based approach for protecting cultural heritage in the face of climate change. It is developing systematic methods of identifying, assessing and evaluating the risks a monument might face and incorporating these into an online ICT platform. As well as the risks, the platform will also offer information on both preventative measures as well as remediation measures when damage has already occurred.
When completed, HERACLES will be a resource for a variety of users, including conservators, municipalities, town planners, government agencies and companies – all those responsible for cultural heritage and involved in its preservation.