The ArcLand International association is an educational and scientific not-for-profit association of institutions with the main aim of promoting non-destructive prospecting methods for archaeological and landscape investigations. It developed out of the European Union funded "ArchaeoLandscapes Europe" project (2010-2015).
In many parts of the World over the last decades archaeological air photography, satellite imagery, airborne laser scanning and a variety of airborne and ground-based survey techniques have brought to light more previously unknown heritage sites than any other methods of exploration.
All those methods, known jointly as 'archaeological prospection', have had a dramatic impact by illustrating to the general public the character and importance of heritage sites and of the evolving landscapes within which they lie. Better public understanding and appreciation of these visual and material links with the past can lead to greater enjoyment and care for such places, resulting in better heritage conservation for the continuing enjoyment of future generations.
The ArcLand International association aims to contribute to building common purpose by sharing knowledge, developing best practices and increasing awareness of the importance of prospection methods in archaeology.