Recommendations on the protection of underwater cultural heritage

Science 24.10.2014

UNESCO published a brochure that introduces the importance of safeguarding the Underwater Cultural Heritage of World War I to the general public. The brochure also summarizes the results of the conference from 26 to 27 June 2014 in Bruges (Belgium) and promotes education on peace and Underwater Cultural Heritage.

The conference brought together expert scientists, academics and relevant NGOs from all over the world to discuss the naval history of World War I, the current state of World War I underwater heritage, and the many dangers threatening it. The participants of the scientific conference formulated a series of recommendations to raise awareness about the importance of the underwater cultural heritage of the First World War and to improve its protection. Following are the key points of the recommendations stemming from the international conference in Bruges.

The brochure is available for download in English and in Dutch:

Underwater Cultural Heritage of the Great War (EN)

Het onderwatererfgoed, van de Groote Oorlog (NL)

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