International Center on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage (External organisation)

Roders, A. R. (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of council

Description

The International Center on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) is the first of its kind to apply space technologies for monitoring and preserving natural and cultural heritage under the auspices of UNESCO. The center was first proposed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, ratified by the 35th UNESCO General Assembly in October 2009, and officially approved by China’s State Council in April 2011. HIST uses RADI’s scientific infrastructure and technological strengths to conduct research on natural and cultural heritage, biosphere reserves, climate change, and natural disasters, and to provide UNESCO Member States with technical support and build their capacity to preserve and manage heritage via demonstration and training. Based on UNESCO’s scientific platforms, HIST has already set up a space technology-based cooperative network for world heritage as well as a high-level talent team for the center’s research and management. It has published the Atlas of Remote Sensing for World Heritage: China (in Chinese and English versions), and won grants from state-level research funding agencies as well as the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It has also built partnerships with domestic and overseas institutions to implement joint projects. Ana Pereira Roders was invited to join the Governing Board of HIST during a period of 2 years, between September 2018 - August 2020.
PeriodSep 2018Aug 2020
Held atInternational Center on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage, China
Degree of RecognitionInternational