Ocean Decade Heritage Network
A global initiative
The Ocean Decade Heritage Network has the dual aims of raising awareness in the cultural heritage community about the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 and coordinating a targeted global response from the community to improve the integration of archaeology and cultural heritage management within the marine sciences during the Decade’s Preparatory (2018-20) and Implementation Phases (2021-30).
We want to ensure that in raising awareness about the Decade and related activities, we are inclusive. Through this website and other social media, we will share information on upcoming conferences and meetings, network activities, projects, and resources. With your help and input, we aim to make this information available and accessible through the network.
As a recognised partner of the Decade, we are coordinating a targeted global response through chairing the Decade Action Cultural Heritage Network Programme – currently the only Action that addresses cultural heritage.
Our contention is not just “how can cultural heritage help deliver the Decade?” but “without cultural heritage, how can you deliver the Decade?”
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Integrating maritime archaeology and maritime cultural heritage in the pursuit of sustainability and climate resilience
by Katerina VelentzaPostodoctoral Researcher, Kone Foundation Fellow, University of Helsinki, Finland Since the middle of the 20th century scientists have observed rapid changes in the
Ocean Decade Heritage Network seeks to
in the broader cultural heritage community about the Decade.
Provide a platform
for information sharing regarding efforts about the Decade.
Facilitate contact and communication
between archaeologists, cultural heritage specialists, marine scientists, and related stakeholders in the Preparatory (2018-2020) and Implementation Phases (2021-2030) of the Decade.
that archaeologists and cultural heritage specialists, individually and through their own institutions and networks, are enabled to engage constructively with the marine sciences under the auspices of the Decade, and to make the best of the opportunity that the Decade presents in supporting interdisciplinary marine research.
by archaeologists and cultural heritage specialists not only in international efforts but also in regional and national programmes inspired by the Decade.
We’d love to have you as part of our network