Dates: 26-28 March 2014
Location: Frasne, France
The TRAIL 2014 workshop will be held on the 26-28 March 2014 in Frasne, France, with a direct TGV connection from Paris and Lausanne. This workshop focuses on the role of forests in archaeological research, cultural heritage management frameworks, and our perception of past and present landscapes in light of the proliferation of lidar surveys over the past decade. The expansion of lidar survey coverage across the globe is rapidly and substantially altering the information base used in the study and management of forests and the ways in which we engage with these parts of the landscape. Over the course of three days papers, workshops, and discussions will highlight:
- Integration with complementary prospection techniques including test pitting, surface, geophysical, geochemical and coring surveys.
- Incorporation into extant cultural heritage management frameworks and policies.
- Applications in landscape, micro-regional and regional analyses.
- The social and economic roles of forests.
- There will be a limited number of funded competitive fellowships (contributing to registration fees and accommodation costs) available to attend the workshop.
Participation in this workshop will be limited to 60 persons.
26 March 2014: General Session and Poster Session
Keynote address, paper presentations, and opening discussion.
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference, and during this time authors will be available to discuss their work.
27 March 2014: Workshops and Symposium
Small group workshops providing the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the processing and management of lidar data and its derivatives. Participants will be able to attend three workshops of their choice on:
Processing and visualisation of lidar data: complementary techniques
- This workshop focuses on different means of creating and visualizing terrain models
Integration of geophysical and lidar data: methodological and technical problems
- This workshop focuses on combining complementary surface and subsurface data derived from lidar and geophysical surveys
Special Problems: non-standard processing of 'raw' data
- This workshop focuses on the classification of raw discrete return lidar data to improve terrain models or to study the vegetation canopy structure
Interpretation of lidar data: integration with extant data schemas and frameworks
- This workshop focuses on integrating the information interpreted from lidar data with archaeological survey data from other sources of information e.g. fieldwalking or aerial photographic survey, or a historic monuments database.
**Participants should indicate their preferred workshop sessions when applying for registration.**
28 March 2014: Roundtable
A roundtable discussion on data sharing and coordination between forestry services, archaeological services, and academic researchers will be convened. Invited participants will be in leadership roles in ongoing projects using lidar for research or management. The aim of the roundtable discussion is to identify shared priorities and opportunities for interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration, on regional, european or international levels.
Wednesday 26th March 2013, 12h – 19h30
12h00 - 13h00 Lunch
13h00 - 13h30 Presentation of the conference
13h30 - 19h00 General Session
19h00 - 19h30 Poster Session
Thursday 27th March 2013, 08h45 – 19h00
08h45 – 9h30 Workshops introduction
09h30 – 12h15 Session 1 – Workshop
13h30 – 15h50 Session 2 – Workshop
16h30 – 18h50 Session 3 – Workshop
Friday 28th March 2013, 08h45 – 13h30
08h45 – 12h00 Roundtable Session
12h30 – 13h30 Lunch (end of the meeting)
- Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de l'Environnement Claude Nicolas Ledoux
- ModeLTER European Laboratory for Modelling of Landscapes and Territories over the Long Term
- Laboratoire de Chrono-Environnement
- Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Details on the application and registration process coming soon.