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Developing an Open Source Methodology for the Remote Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas

Developing an Open Source Methodology for the Remote Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas The Battle of the Egadi Islands (10th March 241 BC) is the only known ancient naval battlefield. Fought 3 nautical miles west of Sicily, the battle was the final naval engagement of the First Punic War. Today, the site is internationally significant …

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Establishing the guiding principles for maritime heritage data and databases in the eastern Mediterranean: initial review of feasibility and potential   

Establishing the guiding principles for maritime heritage data and databases in the eastern Mediterranean: initial review of feasibility and potential. Crystal El Safadi The eastern Mediterranean is a region rich in maritime heritage including archaeological sites, features, seascapes, and traditions. Substantiative research and surveys have aimed to uncover the signature and significance of this resource: …

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2016 Policy Forum – Social and Economic Benefits: the seamless sea

Marine and maritime cultural heritage can have a strong hold on people’s imaginations, contributing to sense of place within communities as well as attracting domestic and international tourism. However, marine and maritime cultural heritage is often fragmented. Traditional institutional divisions separate what is in the sea, what is from the sea and what is by …

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2015 Policy Forum – Investigating and safeguarding First World war Shipwrecks: Engaging public interest in the War at sea

The British Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation held a Policy Forum on Thursday, 22 January 2015 that brought together an invited audience from a wide cross-section of people to consider public policy towards First World War shipwrecks. Case studies from a range of initiatives in the course of the Centenary provided a backdrop to …

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2013 Policy Forum – Managing Maritime Heritage in International Waters – Scoping Day

On 22 January 2013 the British Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation held an event to discuss UK government policy on the protection of underwater heritage in international waters. The event provided a forum for policymakers and academics to exchange knowledge and discuss solutions to underwater heritage as a policy issue. It will also help …

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