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The Mediterranean Online Forum 2020
9-13 November
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Johanna Leissner
Scientific Representative of Fraunhofer Institutes | Cultural Heritage and Sustainability Network

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Trained as chemist in Germany and USA. She is working in cultural heritage research for over 20 years with a focus on climate change, environmental pollution, sensor development and sustainability. Since October 2019 she is a member of the EU expert group “Cultural Heritage Forum”. Coordinator of EU large scale project Climate for Culture (2009-2014; , EU project “Assessment and monitoring the environment of cultural property” and of the Fraunhofer projects “Virtual Heritage Expo” (2018-2019) and “Impacts of climate change on chances of digitalization in cultural heritage” (2019-2022). She was partner in many other EU funded projects (EU CHIC (Cultural Heritage Identity Card, EU ERA Net Netheritage). German delegate for the Council of Europe Strategy "European Cultural Heritage in the 21st century" and of the UNESCO World Heritage Expert Group for climate change impacts on cultural heritage. Since 2005 scientific representative for Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft at the European Union in Brussels. Co-founder of the German Research Alliance for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in 2008 and of the Fraunhofer Sustainability Network. From 2001 to 2005 National Expert of the Federal Republic of Germany responsible for “Technologies for the Protection of the European Cultural Heritage” in the European Commission in Brussels.