About The Network
The UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology aims to
increase capacity in the participating countries through
international cooperation. It will
protection of and research into, underwater cultural
heritage, by connecting in a formal way universities and
professional training institutions working in the field of
underwater archaeology. It will
act as a bridge between the academic world, civil society,
local communities, research and policy-makers.
The Network complements the work of the UNESCO Secretariat
of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
The convention is one of the seven core Conventions in the
field of culture. Adopted in 2001, it intends to enable
States to better protect submerged heritage.