IPERION HSIntegrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science

Maritime conservation

Investigative and remedial conservation techniques to reveal and study artefacts from a maritime context.

Fields of application

  • Cultural heritage

    archaeological object and site

  • Natural heritage

    animal product, fossil, shell, skeleton


  • inorganic

    ceramics, glass, stone, metal

  • organic

    animal parts, wood, leather, textiles


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A range of scientific techniques is used to investigate heritage materials from archaeological and maritime sites, collections, and historical buildings. The analytical equipment allows to enhance the recording and interpretation of objects including information about the creation, use, modification, and burial of objects, and to inform the in situ preservation of sites and the conservation...