Keynote 1


Abstract: Digital technologies have allowed us to keep the World Heritage Community actors connected and provide some accessibility to historic sites. Heritage organizations have been conveying meetings more often and productive than in the pre-covid times, and technologies have also allowed a gradual reopening of places with limited capacity and monitoring of spaces for a healthily return to full accessibility. Nevertheless, the question remains that adopting new technologies would improve the conservation of the Outstanding
Universal Value (OUV).

This talk will share some ideas on ongoing discussions about the implementation of remote sensing, information systems and participatory technologies that enhance the monitoring, conservation and presentation of World Heritage Sites. It will also indicate the obstacles of technology inclusion and adoption and the inequality of approaches in the world´s geography.