The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) is an independent non-profit institution dedicated to preservation and sustainable management of cultural heritage.
NIKU conducts research and provides professional services for cultural heritage authorities, public administration agencies, churches, museums, property developers, owners of art and historic buildings, and international clients. The institute's main areas of expertise are conservation of art and buildings, archaeology, cultural heritage in the High North, and spatial planning for embracing cultural heritage in public and commercial development.
NIKU's professional staff consists of conservators, archaeologists, architects, engineers, geographers, ethnologists, social scientists, art historians, researchers and advisors with special competencies in cultural heritage management and preservation.
NIKU is based in Oslo and have regional offices in Bergen, Trondheim, Tà¸nsberg and Tromsà¸. The staff counts more than 80 people.
NIKU and Archaeolandscapes
NIKU is involved in securing the better exploitation of existing air-photo archives across Europe (Action 5) and exploring the uses of laser, satellite and other forms of remote sensing (Action 7)
Usability of LiDAR for detecting and measuring archaeological structures in Northern Norway
The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research
Postboks 736, Sentrum
Phone: (+47) 23 35 50 00
Participating researchers from NIKU