3D model of the ground beneath Bryggen, including preservation conditions, sheet piling and underground water and waste pipes. Source: M. Gladki, PAST.

The preservation of the cultural deposits at Bryggen has not been left to chance, but rather to the top experts in their respective fields. An integrative and interdisciplinary approach is needed to make the best decisions. Through the use of geological surveying, groundwater monitoring and modelling, together with geotechnical, geochemical and archaeological examinations at Bryggen, experts are generating a unique body of knowledge which will also be of great benefit to other medieval cities.