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AMOR – Advanced Multimedia and Observation services for the Rome cultural heritage ecosystemproject is a NAIS initiative in the frame of ARTES 20 IAP 5 G for L’ART Business Applications programme of the European Space Agency (ESA), co-funded by the Italian Space Agency (ASI).

Project’s activities started in November 2020 and will have a duration of 24 months.

AMOR is intended to support both Institutions responsible for Cultural Heritage (Soprintendenza speciale Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio di Roma; Sovrintendenza capitolina ai Beni Culturali di Roma) and visitors, in terms of:

Safeguard, through multi-modal site inspection/monitoring;
Fruition, through advanced fruition solutions;

AMOR enabling technologies encompass:

  • Earth observation from satellite, used for:
  • identification and mapping of criticalities,
    assessment of the state of conservation;
  • Satellite Navigation used for visitors’ tracking (anonymized) and data analytics derivation;
  • Aerial platforms (UAV systems), equipped with sensors chosen on the basis of:
  • specificity of the mission,
  • higher spatial resolution;
  • GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) technology used for:
  • prospections of the subsoil,
  • sub-surface investigations of vertical structures (walls, columns, etc.);
  • 5G technology, enabling AR fruition solutions.

The pilot areas, included in the historic centre of Rome (UNESCO site since 1980), are:

  • Terme di Caracalla;
  • Mura Aureliane (part of);

The proposing team is composed by:

  • NAIS (Nextant Applications and Innovative Solutions) (Prime Contractor)
  • ICR (Institute for Conservation and Restoration)
  • CNR – IREA (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per Il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente)
  • CoopCulture
  • ESRI

Results collected during the project will be distributed on the St’ART platform.

For any additional information, please refer to: Nicole Dore at: