Climate Change and Maritime Heritage: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Climate Change and Maritime Heritage: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Many coastal, terrestrial, and submerged archaeological sites are at risk due to climate change. Sea level rise, ocean acidification, increased storm intensity, and erosion threaten to adversely impact the stability, preservation, and conservation of in situ coastal and submerged cultural heritage. There is little understanding of how modern climate change will impact these archaeological sites in the future, resulting in the potential loss of heritage that informs on histories, cultures, and lifeways of people who
lived in the past.

What This Conference Will Address:

Practitioners from multiple fields of study working in diverse regions will discuss the impacts of climate change on submerged archaeological resources through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach and provide recommendations for future action.
Topics covered include:
• Impacts of sea level rise on submerged and coastal archaeological sites.
• Impacts of ocean acidification on artifacts and ecofacts.
• Increased storm intensity contributing to the movement and breakage of shipwrecks and cultural materials.
• Changes to environmental factors and the stability of submerged cultural heritage sites.
• In situ conservation and preservation in a changing environment.

April 5th , 2021. 08:30 13:00 EDT
April 6th , 2021. 20:30 01:00 EDT*
*Times are shown to coordinate with CCHAMP
(Where: Zoom virtual meeting. Link provided following free registration to open in mid January)
To participate, please contact
McKenna L. Litynski:

If you have any questions about the Registration process or the April 5th EDT session, please reach out to me via email (  Additionally, if you have any questions about the CCHAMP Australian April 6th session, please reach out to Dr. Deb Shefi via email (

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05-04-21 to


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