International Summer School EnviMat


The School will combine understanding of the impact of pollution and climate change with risk assessment and management on coastal archaeological remains, monumental complexes and cultural landscapes, with main focus on measures of protection to natural and anthropogenic risks (floods, sea level rise, fires, volcanic activity, earthquakes and air pollution). Strategies of preparedness, in response to emergency and recovery will be discussed.


  • Scientists
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Archaeologists
  • Site curators
  • Cultural Heritage Managers
  • Conservators
  • Restorers
  • Policy and decision makers
  • Graduate students
  • Post-doctoral fellows


  • Long term changes in climate and air pollution and their effects on  coastal archaeological sites and cultural landscapes
  • Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage and landscapes
  • Deterioration processes and diagnosis
  • Moisture and salts in heritage structures
  • Adaptation strategies for coastal archaeological sites

The lecturers, hand-picked from the international arena, are world renowned experts in building materials and their interactions with the environment, including pollution and climate change

The conference will be designed to provide an informal and interactive environment between students and lecturers and will also include interactive sessions and a field study visit to the Archaeological Museum of Lipari

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