Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Geomatics at Egmont Key

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Location: EGMONT KEY, fl

Season: May 9, 2022 to May 20, 2022

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

University of South Florida

Project Director:
Dr. Laura K. Harrison

Project Description:

Project Description
In 2018, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation named Egmont Key one of the state’s 11 most endangered heritage sites. In the last 150 years, half of the island’s landmass has eroded into the Gulf of Mexico, submerging three historic sites, and endangering Battery McIntosh, a Spanish-American war fort built in 1901. Participants in this professional development workshop will learn advanced geomatics techniques, including LiDAR scanning, Matterport scanning, and GIS analysis in the process of answering the following research questions: (1) what is the overall state of preservation of Battery McIntosh, as of May 2022? And (2), how will projected sea-level rise scenarios impact Battery McIntosh in the future?

During Week 1, participants will receive a tour of Egmont Key’s cultural heritage sites as well as hands-on training with state-of-the-art lidar scanners and Matterport scanners. Research will focus on documenting Battery McIntosh and nearby cultural heritage sites. Week 2 consists of labwork at USF Access 3D Lab. Participants will register and georeference 3D lidar point clouds, model the impacts of sea-level rise on Egmont Key’s cultural heritage sites in GIS, and create a public web-based heritage tour of Egmont Key with Matterport technology. @Access3D Gold Badges will be issued to all participants who complete all fieldwork, labwork, written assignments, and a final portfolio. The digital badge is easily embedded on LinkedIn and other social media channels.

Fees and Logistics
The workshop costs $800, which includes expert instruction, scanning equipment, boat transport to Egmont Key, and computing resources at USF. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the Ft. Desoto Marina during Week 1 and to USF during Week 2. Scholarships may be available. Apply early , as space is limited!

Period(s) of Occupation: Historic, Southeast United States

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Full term

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: No experience required.

Room and Board Arrangements:
Room and board is not included.

Academic Credit:
This workshop does not offer academic credit.

Contact Information:

Laura Harrison

University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave, CMC 102




United States

Phone: 5189281933

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