SUNRISE Summer School

The SUNRISE (Seashore and UNderwater documentation of aRchaeological herItage palimpSests and Environment) Summer School will involve international students and professional surveyors for the documentation of an archaeological site and the surrounding environment with several geomatics techniques.

The main objective is to provide 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 sites

The site on which students will work for the summer school is the Archaeological Park of Kamarina (Sicily – Italy), which hosts different archaeological remains (both emerged and submerged) and that is located in a stunning and thriving natural and historical environment. Kamarina has an ancient history, dating back to around 600 BC, a period in which the Syracusan Greeks of that time settled in this small town to create a colony.

Some activities will be carried out in the area of Santa Croce Camera in order to survey the Mezzagnone Building, a Latin Cross Building dated back to the IV-IX cent. A.D. used in the past as thermal bath as well.


The Summer School activities will foresee both interactive lectures, fieldwork activities, and data processing and interpretation with the involved participants. 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.

Location and dates

Ragusa, Sicily (Italy), September 3rd-9th, 2022.

Target group

The SUNRISE Summer School is targeted to participants with different backgrounds: archaeologists, architects, geologists, and engineers with basic competencies in geomatics, and professional surveyors.

Moreover, it is open to both Italian and international participants, starting from master’s degree students to professional surveyors.

Application deadline

July 15th, 2022.

Participation fees

250€, including accommodation and meals.
Travel costs are not included (limited travel grants available).

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