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Satellites and sensors to be used to save Pompeii

Friday 4 April 2014 | 09:28 CET | News
Italian aerospace and defence company Finmeccanica is to deploy technology including ground sensors and satellites in a bid to keep the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from crumbling. Finmeccanica announced that it had reached an agreement with the Italian culture ministry to donate its equipment free of charge as part of a EUR 1.7 million project entitled "Pompeii: Give it a Future". Finmeccanica will train staff to use high-tech monitoring tools that should give early warning of shifts in terrain in the 1,500 buildings of Pompeii, so that archaeologists can quickly intervene to prevent

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Selex Communications
Countries: Italy
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