20th IALA Conference 2023 Rio de Janeiro - Brazil Marine Aids to Navigation – Innovation for a Sustainable Future

4th IALA Heritage Programme
List of Sessions
May 27th, 2023 May 28th, 2023
Session 1 Welcome and Introductions Session 5 Releasing Heritage & Culture Potential
Session 2 Understanding Heritage Value – Regional & International Heritage Perspectives Session 6 Lighthouse Heritage & Conservation Case Studies
Session 3 Understanding Heritage Value - Approaches
Session 4 Meeting Modern Requirements Whilst Retaining Heritage Value

Saturday May 27th, 2023
Heritage Day 1

Sunday May 28th, 2023
Heritage Day 2

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

Time Saturday May 27th, 2023
Heritage Day 1
08h00 - 08h30 Coffee and 4th IALA Seminar Registration
08h30 - 09h30 Steering Committee Meet - Session Chairs & Rapporteurs
Session 1 - Welcome and Introductions
Chair - Captain Alberto Piovesana
09h30 - 09h45 Welcome from Brazilian Navy Vice Admiral José Carlos Mathias - Director of Historical Heritage and Documentation of Brazilian Navy
09h45 - 09h50 Admin & safety briefing Jaime Alvarez
09h50 - 10h05 Welcome from IALA Francis Zachariae / Omar Eriksson
10h05 - 10h10 Seminar aims and objectives Simon Millyard
10h10 - 10h50 Participant introductions

The Seminar will take place over one and a half days and will include technical presentations on various relevant aspects related to lighthouse heritage and culture. There will be a technical visit to “Santa Cruz” Lighthouse, which is located on “Santa Cruz” Fortress – a historic monument that guards the entrance to Guanabara Bay.

The seminar objetives to share information on Lightouse heritage best practices to all IALA members, maritime authorities, marine Aids to Navigation service providers, universities, scientific bodies as well as to other consultants and AtoN stakeholders.

The Conference venue is 35 km away from from the International Airport “Antônio Carlos Jobim” and 28km away from the Domestic Airport “Santos Dumont”.

The distance from the Conference venue to “Santa Cruz” Lighthouse is 55km and it is one hour bus trip to get there.

The 4th IALA Heritage Seminar aims to promote:

An understanding that heritage and culture are themselves a vital ingredient of sustainability;

Increases interest in the heritage issues dealt with within the ENG committee;

Sharing of knowledge and best practices;

Lessons identified from international experiences;

Recognition that the significance of historical lighthouses extends beyond their navigational and architectural value and encompasses maritime culture, history, social history and environmental aspects (as set out in the Incheon Convention);

Recognition that there is great value in documenting, researching, interpreting, and opening up heritage lighthouses for the benefit and inspiration of future generations; and

Provide assistance for developing nations through education, training, technology and capacity building.

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