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Meetings and Seminars


The project meetings act as our internal communication, and the meetings are held mainly by the project participants themselves. In the meetings the partners discuss the project in detail, make plans for the future, and develop the general idea of the project. The participants discuss the different themes of the project and/or one theme at a time. Additionally, the aim of the meetings is to evaluate the project and discuss the many practical and scientific questions that evoke in the course of the project. The different themes can be discussed, if needed, in sub-groups. Our plan is to have two meetings per year: one in the beginning of March, and another in the beginning of November.

Indicative timetable of the meetings

  • The first meeting in Helsinki, Finland, 15th and 16th of November 2001
  • The second meeting in Portsmouth, England, from 15th to 17th March 2002
  • The third meeting in Germany, from 8th to 12th November 2002
  • The fourth meeting in Stockholm, Sweden from 21th to 23rd March 2003
  • The fifth meeting in the Netherlands from 25th to 26th October 2003
  • The sixth meeting in Helsinki, Finland from 26th to 28th March 2004

Extra meetings

  • Monitoring theme in Stockholm, 21 Match 2003
  • Monitoring & General in Stockholm, 29 June 2003
  • Safeguarding in Schwerin, 5-7 September 2003


Our plan is to have three seminars; the first seminar is held in Germany on Sunday 10th November 2002 (theme: the documentation of shipwreck sites and photogrammetry), the second in Sweden in 2003 (theme: the visualization of shipwreck sites), and the third in the United Kingdom in 2004 (theme: the monitoring and safeguarding of shipwreck sites).

Seminars are bigger meetings with external experts and a wide range of lectures that bring extra expertise into the project. The seminars last for three days; they begin on a Friday and continue on Saturdays and Sundays. Seminars are open for the general public, which is why they are scheduled on weekends. At each of the seminars, five experts are invited as special advisors and lecturers. The experts are specialists on underwater documenting, visualizing, monitoring and management.

The aim of the seminars is not only to provide the partners and the general public with information and expert knowledge but also to produce dialogue between the different groups who have an interest in the management and exploitation of underwater cultural heritage. The seminars are intended for the general public and the media as well as for the students and cultural operators and professionals of underwater cultural heritage.

Indicative timetable of the seminars

  • The first seminar was held in Germany on Sunday 10th November 2002 (theme: the documentation of shipwreck sites and photogrammetry).
  • The second seminar was held in Sweden during 27th - 28th June 2003 (theme: the visualization of shipwreck sites).
  • The third seminar was held in the United Kingdom on 5th and 6th June 2004 (theme: the monitoring, safeguarding and management of shipwreck sites).

Registration period for the Portsmouth Seminar over.