SUNRISE is a SIFET (Italian Society of Photogrammetry and Topography) Summer School in cooperation with ISPRS (The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing). It will involve international students and professional surveyors with different backgrounds (e.g. archaeologists, architects, engineers, etc.) for the documentation of an archaeological site and the surrounding environment with several geomatics techniques.
One of the main aims of the summer school is to connect the needs of the different stakeholders that could be involved in the study, safeguard and disseminate this type of heritage, and make them communicate together to define a common language.

The summer school activities will foresee both interactive lectures, fieldwork activities, and data processing and interpretation with the involved participants. The main objective is to provide the participants with a general overview of the state of the art of the different geomatics techniques that can be used for the documentation of both the Cultural Heritage (emerged and submerged) and the environment in which it is located, constituting the coastal heritage. The characteristics of each technique will be analyzed during the lectures and the operative practices will be evaluated with the participants during the field activities. They will be divided into working groups on the basis of their background; each group will work on a specific topic during the week of the summer school starting from the data acquisition and processing, toward their use for different purposes. Each group will then present reports on the activities carried out/performed during the week of the summer school on the last day of the fieldwork.


A final public workshop will be scheduled two months after the summer school, to present the results to the different communities that could benefit from the exploitation of this kind of analyses (geomatics, archaeologists, CH operators in general, municipality representatives, management bodies etc.). During the two months after the summer school and before the public event, the tutors and the group’s participants (the ones interested in following this second step) will continue working on the reports and results in order to improve the first achieved results. The works of the participants will then be collected in a single report that will be published online and will be freely available to the public in order to disseminate the results obtained by the summer school.