Regional Meeting on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001 Convention) for the Mediterranean and Arab region
A Regional Meeting on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage for the Mediterranean and Arab region was organized by UNESCO Headquarters and the UNESCO Beirut office in close cooperation with the Agency of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture in Istanbul, Turkey, from 25 to 27 October 2010.
The meeting aimed at promoting the Convention and its scientific protection standards among UNESCO Member States. It aspired furthermore to inform country representatives and cultural decision makers and provided a forum for the exchange of national experiences.
Country representatives presented the current status of the legal and practical protection of underwater cultural heritage as well as the situation of underwater archaeology in their country.
For additional information please contact the UNESCO Secretariat of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage: Ulrike Guérin. You may also wish to contact Dr. Hakan Oniz for the local organisation at hakan.oniz(at)emu.edu.tr.