Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in the Northern Environment

Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment (CINE) is a collaborative digital heritage project between 9 partners and 10 associated partners from Norway, Iceland, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.


  • NPA Project ID #87
  • Priority Axis 4: Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Programme Specific Objective: Increased capacity of remote and sparsely populated communities for sustainable environmental management
  • Project Duration: 36 month (1 Sept 2017 - 31 Aug 2020)
  • Total Budget: €1,999,709


How the project results contribute to the changes sought by the NPA 2014-2020

CINE aims to transform people’s experiences of outdoor heritage sites through technology, building on the idea of “museums without walls”. We will create toolkits that will help remote and sparsely populated areas to preserve and present their cultural and natural heritage in innovative ways. By enlightening and educating people about their heritage landscapes and natural landscapes, we minimise the risk of exploitation of natural resources by industry and tourism.


Connected North – Pre-Project

CINE is based on the digital heritage project Connected North, a transnational NPA pre-project which was delivered from 2015 - 2016. The four project partners, Timespan (Lead Partner), St Andrews UniversityGunnarsstofnun and Museum Nord created a test toolkit of a remote, real-time communication service enabling smart, digital tourism in the cultural sector. Using the latest technology, this project aimed to connect isolated communities to share their heritage digitally via virtual realities.