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DART Project Community Workshop

Start: Apr 27, 2011 09:00 AM

Location: University of Leeds

27th April 2011
University of Leeds
Room  9.90 EC Stoner building

This is a free workshop which includes lunch and refreshments. A limited number of bursaries are available to support travel costs.

The online registration form is available here

About The DART Project
Detection of Archaeological Residues using remote sensing Techniques (DART) is a three year, Science and Heritage Programme funded initiative led by the School of Computing at the University of Leeds. To examine the complex problem of heritage detection DART has attracted a consortium consisting of 25 key heritage and industry organisations, academic consultants and researchers.

Enhanced knowledge of archaeological residues is important for the long-term curation and understanding of a diminishing heritage. There are certain geologies and soils which can complicate the collection and interpretation of heritage remote sensing data. In some of these ‘difficult’ areas traditional detection techniques have been unresponsive. DART will develop a deeper understanding of the contrast factors and detection dynamics. The successful detection of features in ‘difficult’ areas will provide a more complete understanding of the heritage resource which will impact on research, management and development control.

We need your help to define outputs which will benefit the whole heritage community.

Aims & Objectives

  • For industry and practitioners to provide feedback on the DART objectives and methods.
  • To identify complementary approaches.
  • To develop a network of excellence across the heritage community.
  • To tailor the research to the needs of the heritage community.
  • To determine if this research can be exploited in other domains.


09:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome - Tony Cohn
10:10 Introduction - Anthony Beck
10:40 Why do we need DART? - Dave Cowley
11:10 Break
11:30 Proposed methodology -  Chris Gaffney & Keith Wilkinson
12:00 Philosophical approach - Cameron Neylon
12:30 Potential impact - Tony Cohn
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Science and Heritage  - May Cassar (Provisional)
14:00 Panel: open discussion
14:30 Breakout session 1
14:50 Breakout session 2
15:10 Break and networking
15:40 Discussion and final remarks
17:00 Close

The audience will be split into two groups for the breakout sessions to discuss:
  1. The potential pitfalls of the research
  2. Exploiting this research in your sector


The online registration form is available here.

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th.