OPTO-CH Series of Summer Courses
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.
SUMMER COURSE AIMS AND CONTENT
The aim of OPTO-CH series of summer courses is to introduce participants to the applications of advanced laser-based technologies in Heritage Science.
Application deadline: March 2022
Notice of acceptance: April 2022
OPTO-CH 2022 summer course: exact dates to be announced
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.
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.
A field trip to a selected monument in Crete is also scheduled. The exact place and monument will be announced soon.
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.
The course fee will be soon announced.
Travel, accommodation, or subsistence expenses should be covered by the participants.
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 2022 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.