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ERASMUS Field School, La Rioja, Spain

ERASMUS Field School

The directors of USF's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, Dr. Travis Doering and Dr. Lori Collins were honored invitees, keynote speakers, and technical workshop lecturers at the ERASMUS program, "Geometric Documentation of Heritage: European Integration of Technologies 2010" held in Spain this summer. ERASMUS is the European Union's flagship education and training program that enables students to study and work abroad each year. In addition, it funds cooperation between higher education institutions across Europe. The program not only supports students, but also professors and staff who want to teach abroad, as well as helping university staff to receive training. Doering and Collins taught and participated with six other universities from across Europe with USF being the only school from the United States to take part. Universities and students included:

  • University of the Basque Country (Universidad del Pais Vasco), Spain
  • Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid) Spain
  • HafenCity University Hamburg (HafenCity Universitat), Germany
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas), Lituania
  • University of Siena (Universita degli Studi Siena), Italy
  • National Technical University of Athens, Greece

A primary objective of this field school was to provide an exchange of practical methodologies in areas related to the spatial documentation and representation of cultural heritage. Technologies focused in the field school included Positioning Systems (GPS), total stations, 3D laser scanners, and photogrammetry systems. Read More>>


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