Georgios Toubekis

Georgios Toubekis is a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT (Germany). He studied architecture at RWTH Aachen University, where he taught documentation techniques at the Faculty of Architecture. For the Aachen Centre for Documentation and Conservation, he has been the coordinator of heritage preservation campaigns within the UNESCO long-term conservation programme for the cultural landscape of the Bamiyan Valley World Heritage Site (Afghanistan). He is an expert member of CIPA Heritage Documentation and is interested in the use of advanced recording and documentation techniques to improve heritage management processes, particularly the use of remote sensing, laser scanning and geospatial database systems for heritage-related applications. For ICOMOS International, he is an expert on field missions in the framework of the Reactive

 Monitoring of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. He contributes to the the research category of the European Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, the European Commission’s official prize for cultural heritage projects. His current research focuses on the use of heritage-led innovation and the impact of digital technologies to make the significance of cultural heritage tangible and to contribute to the valorisation of cultural properties and their long-term conservation.