TIEMS is a partner in the HERACLES EU project, which main objective is to design, validate and promote responsive   systems/solutions for effective resilience of Cultural Heritage (CH) against climate change effects, considering a holistic mutlidisciplinary approach through the involvement of end-users, industry / SMES's, scientists, conservators / restorators, social experts, decision and policy makers. HERACLES will develop a system exploiting an ICT platform to collect and integrate multisource information to effectively provide complete and updated situational awareness and support for improving CH resilience, including new solutions for maintenance and conservation and to define the materials able to be integrated in the platform for proper maintenance, remediation and restoration actions. HERACLES system will be designed and developed taking into account the economic sustainability and future acceptance by the market and the social and economic impact for public and local communities while respecting the integrity of CH and the value it hold for communities. HERACLES envisages effective technological transfer of outcomes to large companies, SMEs and end users. 
There are three case study sites in the project in CRETE, GREECE in Minoan Knossos Palace and  Venetian coastal fortress of Koules and in Italy in GUBBIO at Medieval Wall and High town.

Educational Materials from the HERACLES Project

Thirteen virtual training courses were developed during the HERACLES project:



Course Title


Guidelines and Procedures for Cultural Heritage Management


Methodologies for Climate Change Impact Evaluation and Risk and Vulnerability Analysis


Geomorphological and Structural Modeling Applied to Cultural Heritage Management


Socioeconomic Factors in Risk Analysis


Satellite and Airborne Sensing Techniques for Surveillance and Monitoring at Territory and Site Scales


In-Situ Sensing Techniques for Subsoil and Structures Diagnostics


Technologies for Material Characterization Via Laboratory Studies and Portable Instrumentation


Climate Change, Extreme Weather Conditions and Anthropic Pressure Modeling


The Overall Chain of The Development of New Materials from The Design to The Transfer Market


HERACLES Platform as a Tool for The Stakeholders/End-Users


Guidelines for The Definition of Procedures for Disaster Prevention, Risk Assessment Mitigation and Long-Term Management in Cultural Heritage


Best Practices and Recommendations for Cultural Heritage Resilience


Environmental Entrepreneurship

Recordings of these courses and associated reference materials can be found at



 This project has received funding from the European Union's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON 2020 under Grant Agreement 700395.


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