Aims and Activities
B. providing innovative approaches and tools to secure and salvage cultural assets affected by natural risks.
WP1 - Alpine Cultural Heritage: value and vulnerability
WP1 frames the topic of the definition of Alpine cultural identity, analysing the issue of its exposure to natural hazard and it investigates the related economies, focusing on values in terms of identity, cultural function and income generation and finally produces a methodology for assets evaluation and prioritization in salvaging interventions. Also, it proposes relevant elements for future policy making in the field.
WP2 - Advancing Hazard and Exposure Assessment methodologies applicated to the field of Cultural Heritage protection
While WP1 produces methods for appraisal of cultural heritage assets and prioritization in intervention decision-making, WP2’s main objective is to provide local communities with tools that can be effectively applied to identify which of the evaluated assets are truly exposed to risk. To this aim, it integrates analysis on hazard, assets, risk mapping approaches and vulnerability assessments to support interventions in alert or emergency conditions.
WP3 - Alpine Cultural Heritage Protection: approaches and techniques
WP3 enquires about the nature of the potential damage to the exposed assets in relation to different hazards and the techniques to protect and salvage them. It also investigates the managing aspects, how the issue of cultural heritage protection is governed transnationally and at the country level, in terms of roles, responsibilities and funding sources as well. While experts are gathered to share case histories, an educational format is produced for the transferability of this knowledge core.
WP4 - Emergengy planning and salvaging
After the identification of assets at risk worthy of priority interventions (WP1 and 2) and the capacity building process oriented to cultural heritage managers and civil protection operators (WP3), WP4 takes advantage of pilot activities to provide Alpine communities with guidelines for new Civil Protection Plans oriented to cultural heritage protection and reference formats of simulation exercises testing the effectiveness of Operating Procedures for salvaging interventions on cultural assets.