Divers joining forces to Research, Explore, Document and support the Conservation of submerged cultural resources in the fjords of Norway. Particular focus is given to local Maritime history and resources.Learn more
Research involves seeking out and extracting evidence from original archival records. This type of research is more complex and time-consuming than library and internet research, presenting challenges in identifying, locating and interpreting relevant documents.
Explore means to us to go out and actively search for evidence of man made objects in submerged sites and sometimes on land. Depths can range from 1 to 100 meters. In Sisu exploring, meaning "do not disturb", is our policy and practiced as much as possible. Organising small expeditions based on evidence found in archives is part of this activity.
Document all activities we do is important, not just to ourself but also for sharing purposes. We write reports, make schetches, and take pictures and we do use video for visual documentation.
We need to protect all cultural artifacts from being removed from sites and wrecks. Sites and wrecks are a non-renewable resource; that is, once they are destroyed, the information they contained is lost forever.
We are working on a number of projects at any given time. Some images from the projects are highlighted here.