Welcome to SPLASHCOS

SPLASHCOS - Submerged Prehistoric Archaeology and Landscapes of the Continental Shelf - is a four-year research network (2009 to 2013) funded by the European Commission under its COST program (Cooperation in Science and Technology) as COST Action TD0902.

Its aim is to bring together archaeologists, marine geoscientists, heritage agencies, and commercial and industrial organizations interested in researching, managing and preserving the archives of archaeological and palaeoclimatic information locked up on the drowned prehistoric landscapes of the European continental shelf, and to disseminate that knowledge to a wider audience.

Details of the programme and membership of the Action are given in the Memorandum of Understanding, and in the MoU Addendum which gives details of the history of the proposal and publications, and on the COST website.

The formal term of the Action is now completed. The Final Evaluation Report is available here and will be made available on the COST website. Publications resulting from the Action are currently in progress, members remain active in conducting new research, and details will be posted as news items on this site from time to time.

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SPLASHCOS News

Monday, 7th August 2017

These volumes have now been published: Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf, Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East (Springer International) and Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf (Wiley Blackwell)

Thursday, 2nd June 2016

The European Commission has recently issued a call for research proposals under the geology section of the EMODnet Program (European Marine Observation and Data network) for high-resolution mapping of submerged landscapes (multibeam and seismic survey and borings).

Monday, 7th March 2016

Two major grants involving SPLASHCOS members have recently been awarded for new research. Prof. Vince Gaffney, University of Bradford, has won €2.5 million as an ERC Advanced Grant, while Prof. Dr. Hauke Joens reports that the Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research, has won €1.8 million from the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture and the Volkswagen Foundation.

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