Monitoring strategies for World Heritage Sites are essential to regularly evaluate the state of conservation, the effectiveness of conservation measures applied, and the success of the management system in place. A monitoring system therefore includes procedures for collection and registration of reference data, consistently applied indicators for the evaluation of degradation, stability, management effectiveness and several other aspects relevant to a sustainable and long-term protection of a property’s Outstanding Universal Value.
The team of think heritage! will recommend strategies, structures and indicators for the management system, on the basis of workshops and discussions with the local management team, and assist in drafting monitoring scenarios. Our experts also document the monitoring system developed for submission to UNESCO as part of a nomination dossier or progress report. We will also produce training videos which introduce all processes of the monitoring approach and can be used for staff training at each start of a new monitoring cycle.