Ground Check | Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage – Coastal Risk and Flooding
Ground Check | Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage – Coastal Risk and Flooding 🗓
Not only do archaeologists in cooperation with other disciplines research the effects of climate changes and their impact on the human environment, but archaeology and cultural heritage are also endangered themselves by current climate change. Global warming and the rise in sea level affect not only the distant Pacific islands and their cultural heritage, but also the coasts of Europe. Four international experts discuss calculations, scenarios and solutions regarding the threat to heritage sites by rising sea levels and flooding.
Panelists: Dr David Harkin (Historic Environment Scotland) Lena Reimann (Kiel University) Professor Nassos Vafeidis (Kiel University) Professor Burkhard Vogt (German Archaeological Institute)
The conference “Ground Check – Cultural Heritage and Climate Change“, which was postponed due to the Covid 19 situation, is now being carried out as a online event series. On six dates between September 23 and October 29, 2020, experts will speak on the subject of cultural heritage and climate change. The discussion topics will be presented by the speakers in a 3-5 minute keynote speech and then discussed with the other participants. The event series takes place on the Zoom online platform. To register please follow the link on the ArcHerNet conference Website. The event series is conducted by the German Archaeological Institute and the Archaeological Heritage Network. ArcHerNet is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
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