ArTeK proposes an advanced service supporting the preventive conservation of Cultural Property (CP) and bridging a gap in the market where systematic high frequency monitoring over a medium-to-large spatial coverage scale is, to date, not available.
ArTeK system enables the provision of an end-to-end service - going from the collection of geo-physical and site specific parameters for the calculation of key indicators, to the implementation of site-specific risk and decision support models, based on hierarchical / multi temporal / multi-sensory methods. Through the ArTeK services, the monitoring of the state of conservation of Cultural Heritage is more efficient. This improves the decision-making and programmatic capacity of institutions responsible for conservation, reducing in this way maintenance costs.
Moreover, ArTeK aims to support the management of the sites (through the implementation of tools to track visitors’ movements and behaviours and analyse their preferences) and valorise them through advanced means of fruition, especially for those cultural sites that need special attention because under-valorised.
The major users of ArTeK, have been identified in the following groups:
Organizations responsible for Cultural Properties need systematic tools to
At the same time, site visitors need means to access geo-localized site information while visiting the site and enhance their visit experience.
The unique attributes of the ArTeK service can represent, thus, an important support to Cultural Properties managers to put in place:
The main users of the service are managers of Italian Cultural Properties. However, the service is not restricted to a particular area but can be used all over the world as space techniques used, operate globally and threats identified for Italian CP are applicable all over the world.
ArTeK is intended as an advanced instrument, missing today, aimed at supporting institutions responsible for Cultural Property in terms of services such as:
ArTeK innovation is glaring thanks to the multi-dimensional, hierarchical and holistic approach in the collection and analysis of data performed by its service centre. The main functional components of the system make use of both terrestrial, unmanned aerial and space elements including
earth observation data, satellite positioning data and satellite communication services jointly exploited for the provision of an end-to-end service applicable to organizations responsible for the management of cultural properties, from safeguard support to management of visitors and fruition.
Finally, thanks to the joint use of satellites dedicated to (i) earth observation, (ii) airborne remote sensing data, (iii) on-site data, and properly combined with (iv) already existing Institutional and certified databases, site information is performed and results made available to end-users.
ArTeK satellite enabling technologies encompass
The ArTeK service can be operated even in remote sites thanks to Satellite Data Communication between the remote site and the Service Centre.
The Critical Design Review meeting was successfully held at ESA-ESTEC on 18May2017 with the finalisation of the requirements, system architecture, system validation plans and user use-cases. The preliminary cost/benefits analysis have provided very promising results and applicability of ArTeK for all selected pilot sites.
The Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) review meeting and the On-Site Acceptance Tetst (SAT) review meeting took respectively place on 23th March 2018 and 30th May 2018 and successfully verified all the key-features of the ArTeK service.
The pilot activities are being kicked-off in all pilot sites and the Final Review is planned in Q4 2018.