Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Underwater Hertitage Symposium

The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is sponsoring an Underwater Heritage Symposium September 5 - 6. The event features two days of presentations from leaders in the field covering subjects such as emerging technologies for marine science and ocean exploration, the "Queen Anne's Revenge" and Battle of the Atlantic projects, managing beach wrecks in the day of digital media and budget cuts, laws protecting underwater heritage, nautical archaeology training initiatives, the preservation of shipwrecks, and shipwreck diving experiences.

The Underwater Heritage Symposium is free and open to the public. 


September 5-6, 2014

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Lunch is served onsite to all presenters)

September 5

10 a.m. Opening Remarks, Joseph K. Schwarzer

10:15 a.m. The Value of Maritime Archaeological Heritage and Cultural Capital of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, Calvin Mires

11 a.m. Diving the U-85, Jim Bunch

11:45 a.m. Scour, Burial, and Preservation of shipwrecks, Jesse McNinch

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Managing Beach Wrecks in the Day of Digital Media and State Budget Cuts, Nathan Henry

2:15 p.m. Queen Anne’s Revenge Project, John W. Morris, III

3 P.M. Battle of the Atlantic, Joseph Hoyt

3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks, Joseph k. Schwarzer

September 6

10 a.m. Opening Remarks: Joseph K. Schwarzer

10:15 a.m. Diving Through Time, History and the Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks, Marc Corbett

11 a.m. Laws Protecting Underwater Cultural Heritage off the Coast of North Carolina, Ole Varmer

11:45 a.m. A Brief Look at Emerging Technologies for Marine Science and Ocean Exploration, Past and Present, Doug Kesling

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Recreational Diving Technology, Pam Landrum

2:15 p.m. Nautical Archaeological Research in Carteret County, David Moore

3 p.m. The Nautical Archaeology Society Training Initiative in North Carolina, Nathan Rickards

3:45 p.m. UNC-CSI Maritime Heritage Education Programs, John McCord

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Joseph K. Schwarzer

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of late 19th century steamship traffic to Ocracoke, and the large Victorian hotel that accommodated the guests. You can read the article here: 

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