• Better understanding and cultural heritage in order to better preserve and utilise it
    • An on-line cultural heritage mapping portal
    • International stakeholder workshops
    • An EU-wide event engaging a trans-national audience of scholars, policymakers and other participants, to widen the impact potential of PERICLES

PERICLES enables geographically balanced, interdisciplinary, mixed-method data gathering across key European maritime and coastal regions in six regional seas (Atlantic Ocean and Aegean, Baltic, Irish, Mediterranean, and Wadden Seas), that provides in-depth, situated knowledge on the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of European coastal and maritime regions. We engage with a diverse array of coastal landscapes and seascapes, including urban, peri-urban and remote rural, mainland and island. This understanding extends to tangible cultural heritage such as lighthouses; castles and defense works; religious monuments; boats, docks, ports and boat yards (both (post)industrial and small-scale fishing); underwater heritage such as wrecks, artefacts and submerged landscapes; iconic coastal towns and villages and modern cultural heritage such as modern iconic buildings and works of art. It also extends to intangible cultural heritage in terms of language and literature, practices, traditions and identities, capacities and skills.

This understanding is effectively enabled and communicated through the publicly accessible online, multi-media portal that incorporates data gathered by researchers, data layers sourced from agencies and stakeholders, and crowd sourced (citizen science) data.

Co-creation and co-designing are key notions, allowing a multitude of stakeholders to work together. Recognizing the value and richness of local and regional stakeholders and citizen voices, the project uses an engaged, participative approach to both data-gathering and the co-production of a sustainability framework that places local lives and livelihoods centrally in the cultural heritage of land- and seascapes.

Mapping Portal

Interactive, online GIS to facilitate understanding of the distribution of coastal and maritime CH, tangible and intangible, above and below water

Stakeholder Workshops

Bringing stakeholders participating in PERICLES CS together to exchange ideas and experiences about the process on the understanding of CH, tools and policies

Policy Integration

Policy analyses providing a suite of policy recommendations

Education Materials

PERICLES is developing educational materials and organizing talks in schools, universities and local communities to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of CH


Throughout the project documentaries, interviews and student films are being made which can be found here

Graphic material

Booklet, e-booklets, flyers, tool handbook etc

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