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

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

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

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

Hampel. J.J. et al. (2022). Deep-sea wooden shipwrecks influence sediment microbiome diversity. Limnology and Oceanography 9999: 1–16.

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., 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.

Kenter; J.O. & S. Martino, 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. 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., Alleway, H., Cardinale, M., Eero, M., Engelhard, G. H., Fortibuoni, T., Hentati-Sundberg, J., Jones, P., Kittinger, J., Krause, G., Lescrauwaet, A.-K., MacKenzie, B., McKenzie, M., Ojaveer, H., Pandolfi, J. M., Raicevich, S., Sundelöf, A., Thorpe, R. 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.

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: 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.

, L., K. Evans, & M. Visbeck (2020):
Opinion: We need a global movement to transform ocean science for a better world. PNAS April 15, 2020: 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 2021-203. 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 DOI: 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. & H.P.J. van Schaik (2015): Water & Heritage. Material, conceptual and spiritual connections. ICOMOS Netherlands.

Rick, Torben C. (In Press): Coastal Archaeology and Historical Ecology for a Changing PlanetJournal of Anthropological Research.