Preparation for “1st International Workshop on Space Technologies for World Heritage” underway
The 1st International Workshop on Space Technologies for World Heritage, which is co-hosted by the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage under the Auspices of UNESCO (HIST) and the Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) will be held during 09-28 October, 2012 in Beijing.
The objective of the Workshop is to help build capacity of the policy-makers, site managers of researchers of cultural and natural heritage in some of the UNESCO member states in Asia on how to apply space technologies to the conservation and management of the UNESCO properties in their lands. It is also considered as an event contributed to celebrating the 40th anniversary of World Heritage Convention.
By 31st July 2012, the Workshop has received 54 applications from 16 developing countries including Pakistan, Nepal, DPRK, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, and so on. Most of the selected participants were recommended by their National Commissions for UNESCO. Based upon their background, recommendation by National Commissions, communication ability in English and other relevant factos, the Workshop has selected the best 20participants among the 54 applications.
All the preparation work is now proceeding smoothly.