Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary (M)
Session Sub-categoryIntersection (IS)
Session IDM-IS04
TitleWeathering and conservation of cultural heritage and geosites
Short TitleCultural heritage & geosites
Main Convener NameLuigi Germinario
AffiliationUniversity of Padova
Co-Convener 1NameMiguel Gomez-Heras
AffiliationUniversidad Autonoma de Madrid
Co-Convener 2NameChiaki T. Oguchi
AffiliationInstitute for Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Co-Convener 3NameAkos Torok
AffiliationDepartment of Engineering Geology and Geotecnics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Session LanguageE
ScopeCultural heritage (World Heritage Sites, historical structures, archaeological artifacts, etc.) and geoheritage (geosites, geoparks, etc.) are exposed to weathering in the geological and human time scale. The resulting deterioration of the rocks and other geological materials in cultural and natural contexts can be often severe and demands the prompt adoption of conservation measures. The relevant research involves a range of disciplines: mineralogy, geomorphology, geoarchaeology, environmental science, engineering geology, materials science, analytical chemistry, etc. However, our knowledge on many aspects is still limited. This session welcomes contributions presenting original research, case studies, and discussions on damage assessment, experimental techniques, monitoring, predictive models, conservation procedures, documentation, etc., related to geological materials in cultural heritage and geosites.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster session
Joint with
Co-sponsoredJapanese Geomorphological Union