Profile and objective of the Heidelberg UNESCO Chair

The Chairs main focus lies on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, biosphere reserves and other UNESCO related sites (e.g. geoparks). New approaches and methods of environmental research and communication will be developed and disseminated for their protection and mediation. The integrated use of digital geomedia, such as remote sensing data, as well as geo-ecological laboratory and field methods will contribute to the analysis, modelling, and visualisation of the UNESCO sites.

In this way, the UNESCO Chair promotes the preservation, management, and awareness for the universal value of these sites and landscapes. Furthermore, aspects of a modern environmental research will be linked with issues of environmental and sustainability education – according to the Chairs profile of ‘observation and education’.

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