May 14th, 2019
Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale of the Italian National Research Council
The inaugural ceremony of DBAR International Center of Excellence Potenza (ICoE-Potenza) was held on May 14th, 2019 in Italy. The DBAR ICoE-Potenza is one of the eight overseas ICoEs approved by DBAR to be jointly operated by Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale of the Italian National Research Council (IMAA-CNR) and Istituto di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale of the Italian National Research Council (ISPC-CNR). Prof. Rosa Lasaponara of IMAA-CNR serves as the Director of the Center, and Prof. Xinyuan Wang and Prof. Nicola Masini of the ISPC-CNR serves as the Science Directors.
DBAR ICoE-Potenza defines sustainable development of cultural and natural heritage as the core goal, under the DBAR scientific framework, with the support of DBAR-Heritage working group, and in collaboration with the other DBAR working groups. It focuses research on the spatial and temporal evolution of the cultural and natural heritage using big earth observation data, and study the global and local impacts on the changes of supporting environments, influenced by human activities, and climate change. It was also decided that technical achievements of DBAR ICoE-Potenza would be widely promoted for conservation and sustainable use of cultural and natural heritages along the Silk Road, and to improve public awareness. DBAR ICoE-Potenza will also work to provide big data services, facilitating implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).