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.

Monday, 23rd November 2015

Ulrike Guerin from UNESCO has secured an exhibition space in the UNESCO Pavilion in the public area close to the delegates entrance.

Monday, 23rd November 2015

IKUWA6 will take place between 28 November and 2 December 2016 at the Western Australian Museum Fremantle, Western Australia. It is being hosted by the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, and this is the first time that IKUWA has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. The call for papers has just been issued.

There are a number of proposed sessions of relevance to submerged landscapes and prehistoric archaeology including a dedicated session on The Archaeology of Submerged Palaeolandscapes: a Global Perspective.

Saturday, 3rd October 2015

Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP hosted an Information Meeting on Underwater Cultural Heritage at the European Parliament on 1st October, 2015.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2015

As reported in an earlier News Item, members of SPLASHCOS took part in a workshop session on ‘Maritime Heritage and Blue Growth: What’s the Connection?’

This session took place on 28th May in Athens as part of the European Maritime Day Conference. The session was organised by Nan-Chin Chu, Science Officer of the European Marine Board (EMB), with Geoff Bailey as Chair, and the participation of other members of SPLASHCOS and other organizations. For further details click here….

During the Conference the new EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, visited the EMB stand and received a copy of the recently published SUBLAND report. The attached photograph shows Niall McDonough (left) handing the SUBLAND Report to Commissioner Vella (far right), with Theodoros Dritsas, Alternate Minister from the Greek Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Affairs and Tourism.

Wednesday, 20th May 2015

SPLASHCOS members will present a workshop at the European Maritime Day Conference in Athens on 28 May.

Thursday, 5th March 2015

The University of Geneva is running a one-week summer school in Greece aimed at early stage researchers. The course will be led by Dr. Julien Beck, University of Geneva, and Dr. Dimitris Sakellariou, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, and will take place at Porto Cheli in the southern Peloponnese close to the famous site of Franchthi Cave. The course will cover marine geophysical techniques, data processing, and issues of sea-level change, palaeoclimate and human prehistory in relation to the submerged landscapes of the continental shelf.

Tuesday, 7th October 2014

The European Marine Board has published the report of the SUBLAND Working Group 'Land beneath the Waves: Submerged Landscapes and Sea Level Change', recommending new collaboration and funding at European level on Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research.