The course offers both theoretical and practical sessions delivered via lectures and hands-on introductions to the different technologies. The fieldwork focusses on the application of the various techniques to a historic monument in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bamberg, and will include on-site introductions by specialists regarding the construction and history of the building. The recorded data will be processed and discussed each day, and the course concludes with a group presentation on the last day of the workshop.

This year’s methods and techniques include:

  • Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to investigate and visualise subsurface and interior structures.
  • Micro seismic monitoring to detect potential structural weaknesses
  • Structure from Motion (SfM) and structured light scanning  to visualise objects
  • 3D terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) & drones (SfM) for recording architecture


July 29


July 30


July 31


August 1


August 2


August 3


Introductory lectures

Data collection Group A: Method 1

Group B: Method 2

Group C: Method 3

Data collection Group A: Method 2

Group B: Method 3

Group C: Method 1

Data collection Group A: Method 3

Group B: Method 1

Group C: Method 2

Preparation of  presentations


Arrival of external students

Learning to know the equipment

Data review &  processing

Data review & processing

Data review & processing

Group presentations & discussions


Bamberg City Tour

Icebreaker Party

Visit to a “Keller” (local beer garden)

Opportunity to continue processing

Farewell Barbeque