Call for contribution: EGU 2022

I nostri soci Luigi Germinario e Alessandra Bonazza sono conveners della sessione Climate change and cultural heritage: impact, vulnerability, adaptation (ERE 1.4) al convegno EGU 2022 che si terrà a Vienna (Austria) dal 3 al 8 aprile 2022. Ecco il messaggio ai colleghi:

Dear colleagues,
We would like to invite you to submit a contribution for the session ERE 1.4 “Climate change and cultural heritage: impact, vulnerability, adaptation”, within the EGU General Assembly 2022 (3–8 April 2022, Vienna, Austria): The session will include oral and poster presentations and we plan to hold it in person. The deadline for abstract submission is 12 January 2022 (13:00 CET).

Climate change is debated most often for its environmental and socioeconomic repercussions; however, it also has a dramatic impact on tangible cultural heritage worldwide. The safeguard and fruition of cultural assets – outdoors or indoors, and either on land, underground, or underwater – are jeopardized by the current and expected environmental changes. The behavior of the component materials varies likewise, in response to global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, and the increase of extreme weather events.
This session addresses the climate change risk to cultural heritage from the interdisciplinary perspective of geosciences, which represent a valuable support for investigating the properties and durability of the materials (e.g., stones, ceramics, mortars, pigments, glasses, and metals); their vulnerability and the changes in weathering dynamics; the key environmental variables (pertaining to climate, microclimate, air pollution, water and soil composition) and the effects of extreme events; the techniques and products to improve conservation practices; and the adaptation measures for heritage protection. This session welcomes contributions based on approaches including but not limited to field and laboratory analysis and testing; damage assessments and simulations; modelling of risk scenarios and decay trends; strategies of monitoring and remote investigation; and processing of environmental databases.

Luigi Germinario (University of Padova, Italy |
Alessandra Bonazza (ISAC-CNR, Italy |
Peter Brimblecombe (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan |

Holding a forum on this very timely topic will be a good opportunity for an international meeting of our scientific community, after the cancellation of so many events in the past two years. Please forward this communication to whoever might be interested and let us know if you plan on participating in person, should travels be less restricted. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing back from you,
Luigi, Alessandra, and Peter

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