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Opitz, R., Baldwin, E., De Smedt, P., Verhegge, J., Campana, S., Mayoral-Herrera, V., Powlesland, D., Vieri, M., Perna, C. and Sarri, D. Remote Sensing Data to Support Integrated Decision Making in Cultural and Natural Heritage Management – Impasses and opportunities for collaboration in agricultural areas, Internet Archaeology. 2023; 62.

Opitz R, De Smedt P, Mayoral-Herrera V, Campana S, Vieri M, Baldwin E, Perna C, Sarri D, Verhegge J. Practicing Critical Zone Observation in Agricultural Landscapes: Communities, Technology, Environment and Archaeology. Land. 2023; 12(1):179.

Community Stakeholder Survey Report

Ready for integrated sustainable agricultural land management?  

Are practitioners in archaeology and agriculture informed, willing, enabled, and motivated to change how they work with remote and near-surface sensing data to collaboratively address contemporary challenges in sustainable agricultural land management? 

Report prepared by Eamonn Baldwin (University of Glasgow) with contributions from Rachel Opitz (University of Glasgow) 

Remote and near surface sensing technologies underpin the precision agricultural methods used to manage land productively and sustainably and the archaeological prospection methods used to identify, evaluate, and manage heritage features within that land sustainably and for the public benefit. Users of these technologies and the data they produce are engaged in a shared project, managing agricultural land, but direct collaborations between them remain rare. The disjuncture between individuals and organisations working in these domains has led to data silos and collection of incompatible data, missed opportunities to improve methods through knowledge exchange and technology transfer, and gaps in the knowledge about agricultural soil systems needed for decision making. The ipaast project investigated the extent to which stakeholders in sensing for land management are informed, willing, enabled, and motivated to change their working practices to facilitate collaborations designed to improve outcomes of using sensing data across precision agriculture, agri-environmental management, archaeology, and heritage management. This report presents an assessment of current stakeholder views and identifies opportunities for collaboration around using sensing data for land management, together with key barriers.  

Barriers and Benefits of connecting heritage with agri-environmental land management

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Workshop Reports

Report from the 22 March 2022 workshop in Dalswinton, focussed on designing precision agriculture led surveys and sensor deployments for soil health and soil heritage applications.

Report from the 16 November 2021 virtual workshop on exploring geophysical methods in archaeological prospection and precision agriculture.

Report from the 14 September 2021 virtual workshop on connecting remote and near surface sensing across archaeology and precision agriculture (PA) – exploring crop connections.

Report from the 16-18 October 2022 workshop at the Landscape Research Centre and Manor Farm, Yedingham, Yorkshire focussing on support sustainable integrated agricultural land management in England through sensing data.

Report from the 24 May 2022 workshop in Glasgow, focussed on enhancing Scotland’s soils data by connecting data and methods for precision agriculture, soil health and soil heritage.

Report from the 12 July 2021 virtual introductory workshop on connecting remote and near surface sensing across archaeology and precision agriculture.

Information Sheets and Infographics

Briefing Documents

Data Guidance Reports

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