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Brennan, M.L. (Ed.). (2024). Threats to Our Ocean Heritage: Potentially Polluting Wrecks. SpringerBriefs in Archaeology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-57960-8

Jarvis, C. (Ed.). (2024). Threats to Our Ocean Heritage: Bottom Trawling. SpringerBriefs in Archaeology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-57953-0

Brennan, M.L., Delgado, J.P., Jozsef, A. et al. (2023). Site Formation Processes and Pollution Risk Mitigation of World War II Oil Tanker Shipwrecks: Coimbra and Munger T. BallJ Mari Arch, 18, 321–335. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11457-023-09365-4

Rick, Torben C. (2023). Coastal Archaeology and Historical Ecology for a Changing Planet. Journal of Anthropological Research, 79(2), 153–175. https://doi.org/10.1086/724458

Petrou, E.L., Kopperl, R., Lepofsky, D. et al. (2022). Ancient DNA reveals phenological diversity of Coast Salish herring harvests over multiple centuries. Scientific Reports, 12, 13512. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-17656-4

Trakadas, A. (2022). The Cultural Heritage Framework Programme: Ensuring a Place for Cultural Heritage’s Contribution to the UN Decade of Ocean Science. Marine Technology Society Journal, 56(3), 110–111.

Hillis, D., Gustas, R., Pauly, D. et al. (2022). A palaeothermometer of ancient Indigenous fisheries reveals increases in mean temperature of the catch over five millennia. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 105, 1381–1397.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-022-01243-7

Holly, G., Rey da Silva, A., Henderson, J. et al. (2022). Utilizing Marine Cultural Heritage for the Preservation of Coastal Systems in East Africa. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10(5), 693. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10050693

Vousdoukas, M.I., Clarke, J., Ranasinghe, R., et al. (2022). African heritage sites threatened as sea-level rise accelerates. Nature Climate Change, 12, 256–262. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01280-1. 

Hampel, J.J., Moseley, R.D., Mugge, R.D. et al. (2022). Deep-sea wooden shipwrecks influence sediment microbiome diversity. Limnology and Oceanography,  67(2), 482–497.

Trakadas, A. (2021). Maritime Intangible Cultural Heritage: A Role within the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-30. ICH Courier. Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier of Asia and the Pacific 47. Thematic Issue: Maritime Rituals as Community Practices; ICHCAP, Jeonju, Korea, 4–7.

Secci, M., Demesticha, S., Jimenez, C., et al. (2021). A LIVING SHIPWRECK: An integrated three-dimensional analysis for the understanding of site formation processes in archaeological shipwreck sites. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 35, 102731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102731

Kenter, J.O., & Martino, S. (Eds.). (2021). Sustainable governance of marine and coastal heritage methods, tools, and approaches. PERICLES / European Commission, Brussels.

Hamdan, L.J., et al. (2021). Deep-sea shipwrecks represent island-like ecosystems for marine microbiomes. The ISME Journal, 15, 2883–2891. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41396-021-00978-y

Gambin, T., et al. (2021). Making the Invisible Visible: Underwater Malta—A Virtual Museum for Submerged Cultural Heritage. Remote Sensing, 13, 1558. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13081558

Carter, M., et al. (2021). Ticking ecological time bombs: Risk characterisation and management of oil polluting World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 164, 112087.

 Caswell, B.A., Klein, E. S., Thurstan, R. H., et al. (2020). Something old, something new: Lessons from history for contemporary blue growth agendas. Fish and Fisheries, 21(4), 774–796. https://doi.org/10.1111/faf.12460

Lehtimâki, M., et al. (2020). Integrating cultural heritage into maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea Region. Finnish Heritage Agency: Turku.

Hafner, A., et al. (2020). Heritage Under Water at Risk: Threats, Challenges and Solutions. ICOMOS: Paris.

Trakadas, A. (2020). Maritime Living Heritage and the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-30. In W. Park (Ed.), Maritime Living Heritage: Building Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific Region 해양 무형유산: 아태지역의 지속가능한 생활과 생태계 구축. ICH Webinar Series on Maritime ICH 2020 해양 무형유산 웨비나 시리즈. International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHCAP): Jeollabuk-do, Korea: 13-19.

Turner, P.J., et al. (2020). Memorializing the Middle Passage on the Atlantic seabed in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. Marine Policy, 122, 104254.

Varmer, O., et al. (2020). Integrating Underwater Cultural Heritage into the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. In V. Mastone & C. Mires (Eds.), ACUA Underwater Archaeology Proceedings 2020. ACUA; Columbus, OH,  5–13.



US National Marine Sanctuaries Climate Change Impacts Profiles.

 Decade Implementation Plan Summary (October 2020).

UNESCO (July–August 2020). Implementation Plan V 2.0, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 – 2030.

Hein, C. (Ed.). (2020). Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage. Past, Present and Future. Springer. Cham.

Dawson, T., et al. (2020). Coastal heritage, global climate change, public engagement, and citizen science. PNAS April 14, 2020, 117(15), 8280–8286.

Benjamin, J. et al. (2020). Aboriginal artefacts on the continental shelf reveal ancient drowned cultural landscapes in northwest Australia. PLoS ONE, 15(7), e0233912. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0233912

Ricca, M., et al. (2020). A Sustainable Approach for the Management and Valorization of Underwater Cultural Heritage: New Perspectives from the TECTONIC Project. Sustainability 2020, 12(12), 5000.

Rey da Silva, A. (2020). Sailing the waters of sustainability. Reflections on the future of mariitme cultural heritage protection in the global sea of development. Post-Classical Archaeologies, 10, 107–134.

 Pendleton, L., K. Evans, & M. Visbeck (2020). Opinion: We need a global movement to transform ocean science for a better world. PNAS April 15, 2020, 117 (18), 9652–9655. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2005485117

Harkin, D., et al. (2020). Impacts of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage. MCCIP Science Review 2020, 616–641.

Meniketti, M. (2019). Developing Partnerships for the Decade of Ocean Science. Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society News, 30(2): 1–4.

 Lee, Y.-H. (2019). Ocean Cultural Heritage and Ocean Literacy Programs in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-30). Journal of Ocean & Culture, 2, 136–146.

Trakadas A, et al. (2019). The Ocean Decade Heritage Network: integrating cultural heritage within the UN Decade of Ocean Science 2021–2030. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 14(2), 153–165.

Trakadas, A., et al. (2019). La Red de Patrimonio del Decenio del Océano: Integrando el Patrimonio Cultural en el Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de las Ciencias Oceánicas 2021–2030. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 14(2), 153–165.

Henderson, J (2019). Oceans without History? Marine Cultural Heritage and the Sustainable Development Agenda. Sustainability 2019, 11, 5080.

Ryanbinin V, et al. (2019). The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 470.

Lubchenco J, Gaines SD (2019). A new narrative for the ocean. Science, 364 (6444), 911.

Curating Tomorrow (2019). Museums and the Sustainable Development Goals.

ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group (2019). The Future of our Pasts: engaging cultural heritage in climate action.

UNESCO Press release (17 May 2019). An Ocean Science Decade to meet the needs of all.

UNESCO (June 2019). Summary Report of the First Global Planning Meeting: UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development: 13–15 May 2019, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen. Decade Reports and Documents No.4.

Firth, A., (2018). Managing Shipwrecks. Honor Frost Foundation, London.

Reimann, et al. (2018). Mediterranean UNESCO World Heritage at risk from coastal flooding and erosion due to sea-level rise. Nature Communications 9, Article number: 4161. http://www.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06645-9

UNESCO-IOC (June 2018). Revised Roadmap for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. IOC/EC-LI/2 Annex 3.

Cotte, M. (Ed.). (2017). Cultural Heritages of Water: The cultural heritages of water in the Middle East and Maghreb / Les patrimoines culturels de l’eau : Les patrimoines culturels de l’eau au Moyen-Orient et au Maghreb. ICOMOS International. Charenton-le-Pont.

Wright, J. (2016). Maritime Archaeology and Climate Change: An Invitation. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 11, 255–270.

Willems, W.J.H., & van Schaik. H.P.J. (2015). Water & Heritage. Material, conceptual and spiritual connections. ICOMOS Netherlands.