Monitoring shipwrecks for climate change indicators is a fascinating and valuable area of research that offers insights into the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems. By examining bioindicator species, water chemistry, temperature, and the presence of invasive species, scientists can paint a more comprehensive picture of the consequences of climate change on our oceans. This knowledge is crucial for developing effective strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change and preserve the health of our marine ecosystems.
Norway and its capital city of Bergen have a long and storied history, and the 1500s were certainly no exception. During this time, maritime trade to and from the city of Bergen was flourishing, bringing in wealth and prosperity for the townspeople. In this article, we’ll take a look at how maritime trade helped shape Bergen’s economy during this golden age!
Finding the wreck of a ship is the most difficult part of maritime archaeology. Shipwrecks may be found accidentally, while we are looking for something else, or via targeted missions to locate specific wrecks. We can find shipwrecks on land, underwater and at sea. This article gives a small introductory glimpse into this fascinating activity.
Marine Citizen Science is one of the fastest growing citizen science activities in the world, with a significant growth in Europe. Governments, universities and even
The need for preserving underwater cultural heritage is increasing day by day due to various reasons. One such reason is that many cultural assets are being lost due to natural disasters like tsunamis and earthquakes. The First rule that UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage of 2001 is conveing is In situ preservation. Preserving underwater heritage through in situ preservation shall be considered as the first option because this method has proved to be an effective way in protecting cultural assets form erosion caused by waves, currents and winds.