SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


SEAHA Special Seminar in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

11 May 2016


SEAHA are delighted to announce a Special Seminar in Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imaging, taking place at Wolfson College in Oxford on Thursday 30th June 2016.

Why Multispectral and Hyperspectral Imaging?

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging are making big news in heritage science with almost weekly ‘discoveries’ being reported in the Press. A relatively new technique developed in astrophysics and applied to military applications and environmental studies, it has even more recently been embraced by imaging scientists and heritage professionals. Progress and development in this area is so exciting and so rapid that we are taking this opportunity to invite anyone involved with or simply interested in these techniques to attend a one day seminar to find out more.

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging are the focus of three doctoral studentships within SEAHA but the techniques will be used to some extent in a much larger number of projects. There are also several different imaging systems within the SEAHA partnership which enable research into the problems of standardisation, portability and comparison of data. This seminar not only showcases the preliminary work of the students, but also brings together some of the leading practitioners from across the globe. These experts will explain how the technology works and how it has been successfully applied in a number of specific case studies.

The event will include talks from a wide range of specialists in this field and will end with a panel discussion on working together in the future and what the next steps should be.

David Howell, Head of Heritage Science at the Bodleian Libraries, and conference organiser, said:

This event realises a dream I had around a year ago where I imagined a group of people like me who are amazed and thrilled by the power of multispectral and hyperspectral imaging sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with a wide audience. Thanks to support from SEAHA and the Icon Science Group, this has enabled a stellar lineup in a great venue where people can relax over a proper lunch between amazing talks. I look forward to hearing what the next generation of heritage scientists are up to with a series of talks by SEAHA students and other professionals in the field.

Bodleian are delighted to announce that John Delaney, Senior Imaging Scientist, Scientific Research Department, National Gallery of Art in Washington will also join the event to talk about his research, which focuses on the development and application of remote sensing imaging methods for the study of works of arts. This is very much at the forefront of hyperspectral Imaging and a testament to the quality of the event that John has agreed to make this special appearance.

Heard of these techniques and want to know what it’s all about? Then you should attend!

Already using these techniques but want to know what others are doing? Then you should attend!


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