OPTO-CH 2020 meets IPERION-CH.gr,  June 29th - July 03rd

OPTO-CH meets IPERION-CH.gr 

29 JUNE- 03 JULY 2020

 IESL-FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

 Join us for an exciting journey to Crete to become acquainted with the latest developments on non-invasive optical technologies and explore their field applications in Cultural Heritage research and conservation.


Dear colleagues,

due to the measures taken for Covid-19 outbreak, the OPTO-CH 2020 summer course, initially organized for June 29- July 3 2020, is cancelled.

We would like to thank the invited speakers for accepting to contribute to this summer school and all applicants who have already sent their application forms and letters of intent.

A new thematic will be designed for OPTO-CH 2021 so please stay tuned for further information and announcements.


SUMMER COURSE AIMS AND CONTENT

The aim of OPTO-CH 2020 summer course is two-fold:

  • to introduce participants to the applications of advanced laser-based technologies in Heritage Science,
  • to present the latest developments of IPERION-CH.gr  (E-RIHS.gr)  the Heritage Science node of the cross-disciplinary National Research Infrastructure HELLAS-CH operating at FORTH.

 

TIME-LINE:

Application deadline: April 26

Notice of acceptance: April 30

OPTO-CH 2020 summer course: 29 June – 03 July 2020

 

OUTLINE:

Lectures from experts on modern laser diagnostic and analytical techniques and laser cleaning methodologies will be combined with practical demonstrations and laboratory hands-on sessions. Field experiments on-site at a selected monument in Crete will follow in order to demonstrate the applicability of the techniques in practice.

The last day will be dedicated to IPERION-CH.gr; experts of FORTH researching on a wide range of heritage disciplines will present their work within the interdisciplinary concept of this national RI.

TOPICS

A. LECTURES ON LASER ANALYSIS AND CONSERVATION:

  • Materials analysis with Optical Spectroscopy (LIBS, Raman, Diffuse Reflectance)
  • Optical coherence metrology for structural diagnosis
  • Imaging and mapping; multispectral, photoacoustic and THz
  • Laser cleaning principles and methodologies

B. SPECIAL LECTURE:

Soon to be announced.

FIELD TRIP:

A field trip to a selected monument in Crete is also scheduled. The exact place and monument will be announced soon.

PARTICIPANTS:

Maximum number of participants: 15

The OPTO-CH concept relies on a) strong and effective interaction between participants and instructors and b) detailed practical demonstration and hands-on sessions. Therefore participants will be organized in four (3) groups of five (5).

Participants are invited to present case studies they are involved in and discuss challenges that might be addressed by optical diagnostic techniques.

The successful applicants will be selected on the basis of their merit and background.

 

COST

The course-fee is funded by the HELLAS -CH, a cross-disciplinary National Research Infrastructure (NRI).

Travel, accommodation or subsistence expenses should be covered by the participants.

LANGUAGE:

English

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GDPR

In the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679 / EU), known as “GDPR”, which came into force on 25 May 2018, we would like to inform you that the “OPTO-CH series of training activities”, which will take place in Heraklion, Crete in summer 2020 will be video recorded while, in the context of the event, photos will be taken. The video and the photos will be used by the organizers to promote the “OPTO-CH training activities” to the media (e.g. press releases in newspapers, magazines and other media, including websites, social media, etc). These publicity actions aim to inform the public or/and the scientific community on the event itself and to broadly disseminate its scientific results.
By participating, you declare that you are informed about the collection and use of the aforementioned video/audio data and you consent.
If you would like to learn more about our privacy policy and your rights, you can visit our website (https://www.forth.gr/_gfx/pdf/PrivacyPolicy_EN.pdf).

Important Dates

  • OPTO-CH 202 summer course is Cancelled
  • Application deadline: April 26
  • Notice of Acceptance:  April 30

OPTO-CH 2020 POSTER