First analysis of the environmental conditions monitoring at the laboratory of the Enciso Paleontological Center (La Rioja, Spain)
Keywords:Conservation, environmnetal conditions, temperature, relative humidity
AbstractThe Paleontological Center of Enciso (La Rioja, Spain) has a laboratory with a great collection of all kind of rocks and fossils. Stands out the rest of an almost complete, articulated rhino of 3.2 million years ago, found in 2014, near the locality of Muro de Aguas (La Rioja, Spain). In order to analyze the environmental properties of the laboratory and ensure the collection, it has been monitored the temperature and the relative humidity with a data logger. The data logger has been configured to take data each 30 minutes. The data collected goes from July 24th, 2019 to January 15th, 2020, but it’s still working at the present. The monitorization results will contribute to make some conditioning actions, helping to a long term preservation of the collection, for the use and enjoyment of both visitors and researchers.