Friday, August 20, 2004


Managing the Marine Cultural Heritage - Portsmouth 29-30 September


Managing the Marine Cultural Heritage
29-30 September 2004
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Conference Aims

Recent decades have witnessed an expansion of archaeological activity under water and in the coastal zone. This work has raised awareness of the potential and importance of the resource. There has also been a realisation of the threats to this material from human and natural action, sea-level rise and erosion, increased development, industrial extraction, exploitation of marine resources and sporting activities which are all contributing to damage and loss.

This period of relatively rapid change has increased pressure on governments, heritage groups and agencies, coastal zone managers, diving groups and other users to formulate an approach to managing the maritime cultural resource. Initiatives in some areas of the UK have highlighted potential models and routes for site types or situations. However, other countries are considerably further advanced with their approaches.
The conference aims to inform those involved in managing the submerged cultural resource of trials, developments or best practice models from around the world

The objectives are four-fold:

i. To convene a range of international experts.

ii. To present a series of papers on examples of managing submerged archaeology in themed sessions.

iii. To provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas and approaches.

iv. To publish the proceedings and disseminate to a wide audience.

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