The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS)

Year: 2017

Authors: Striova J., Pezzati L.

Autors Affiliation: National Institute of Optics, National Research Council, Largo Fermi 6, 50125 Florence, Italy

Abstract: The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) entered the European strategic roadmap for research infrastructures (ESFRI Roadmap [1]) in 2016, as one of its six new projects. E-RIHS supports research on heritage interpretation, preservation, documentation and management. Both cultural and natural heritage are addressed: collections, artworks, buildings, monuments and archaeological sites. E-RIHS aims to become a distributed research infrastructure with a multi-level star-structure: facilities from single Countries will be organized in national nodes, coordinated by National Hubs. The E-RIHS Central Hub will provide the unique access point to all E-RIHS services through coordination of National Hubs. E-RIHS activities already started in some of its national nodes. In Italy the access to some E-RIHS services started in 2015. A case study concerning the diagnostic of a hypogea cave is presented.

Conference title: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences

KeyWords: Research Infrastructure; Mobile Laboratory; Heritage Science