Cultural Heritage

culture & nature


Cultural & Nature Heritage


CARTIF provides innovative solutions for research, protection, conservation, restoration and dissemination of Heritage in its whole sense:

Cultural heritage: inheritance of our ancestors and legacy for future generations.

I. Tangible movable heritage: objects or pieces prone to musealization.
II. Tangible immovable: sites, buildings, engineering works, industrial centers, architectural ensembles,

III. typical landscapes and monuments of interest or relevant value.
IV. Intangible heritage: non-material creations.
V. Digital heritage: computer materials of lasting value worthy of being preserved for future generations.

Natural heritage: natural monuments, geological formations, places and natural landscapes.



Research Lines

  1. Development of solutions and customized studis of rural and urban regeneration based in cultural and natural heritage.
  2. Development of solutions based in multiscale image processing and multispectral and 3D data.
  3. Research in HBIM modelling and application of digital technologies for the natural and cultural heritage.
  4. Research in new techniques for the culture and intelligent tourism.
  5. Development of methodologies for the technical inspection of historic buildings and real estate.

Networking and Platforms



Reference clients:


Fernando Gayubo Rojo

Fernando Gayubo Rojo

Head of Industrial and Digital Systems Division
Pedro Martín Lerones

Pedro Martín Lerones

Head of Cultural & Natural Heritage Area

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