Maritime Heritage Forum; The Semiotics of Shipwreck; RenewableUK 2010; HLF News; EH news; ALGOA news; They’re back…; Scotland’s Maritime Survey; Homer 2011; City of Adelaide; NHS podcast; Spanish progress; The US Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology; INA; Honor Frost; Seasearch


Maritime Heritage Forum

The third annual UK Maritime Heritage Forum will take place on 1-2 December 2010 in Bristol. 

The Semiotics of Shipwreck

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich will host a symposium on the representation and resonance of maritime disaster on 19-20 November. 

RenewableUK 2010 

With some of the R3 archaeological work still reported to be up for grabs, the major archaeological contractors actively involved in the UK’s offshore renewables industry are reported to have been present at the UK’s premier renewables event, held in Glasgow on 2-4 November. 

Conference proceedings will be available for download shortly. 

HLF News 

HLF has brought in new measures to help applicants in tough times. 

MAG Blog has learnt that a press release concerning a first round decision on a maritime archaeology related HLF bid is likely to be issued shortly. 

EH news 

English Heritage has issued a statement on how it will comply with its government imposed 32% budget cut. 

EH has also created an online application form for the designation of historic assets.

ALGOA news 

ALGOA has published its response to the ‘UK Marine Policy Statement: A Draft for Consultation’. 

They’re back… 

Odyssey Explorer, the American deep water salvage vessel involved in a controversial search for valuable historic wrecks in the western English Channel, has redeployed to the English Channel. 

Co-incidentally unsubstantiated rumours are circulating that a significant UK private fund may have become available for the recovery of the remaining guns on the Victory wreck site.  Do members have any further information on this?

Scotland’s Maritime Survey 

The Society for Nautical Research is hosting a free half day symposium on Maritime Scotland on 13 November at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, starting at 14:00. RCAHMS’s Bob Mowatt will be giving a presentation on ‘Scotland’s Maritime Survey’.

Homer 2011

An international conference on ‘ancient maritime communities and the relationship between people and environment along the European Atlantic coasts’ will take place on 27 September-1 October 2011 at Vannes in Brittany, France. The call for papers is open until 1 March.

City of Adelaide 

News is awaited on when the preserved 1840s composite clipper City of Adelaide, which has been under threat of demolition, will be moved to Australia. Do any members have any news on this? 

NHS podcast 

National Historic Ships has put its 2010 photography competition online. 

Spanish progress 

The Spanish navy is reported to have located 100 possible shipwrecks as part of a drive to locate and protect historic shipwreck sites from commercial salvage. 

The US Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology 

Has launched a new website


The Institute of Nautical Archaeology in Texas has lost their president James Delgado to NOAA, where he will become Director of Maritime Heritage. 

Honor Frost 

Obituaries for the recently deceased Mediterranean archaeologist Honor Frost have appeared in the Telegraph and Guardian. 


October’s Seasearch Newsletter is now available on their website.


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