International Shipwreck Conference
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building (Doors open at 09:00)

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Organised by the International Maritime Archaeology and Shipwreck Society (IMASS), the 37th International Shipwreck Conference is run by wreck enthusiasts for enthusiasts.

Provisional programme

  • Kevin Camidge – The Wheel Wreck
  • Connie Kelleher – The Streedagh Armada wreck in Sligo
  • Richard Lundgren – Mars wreck
  • John De Bry – The 1565 Ribault shipwreck
  • Matthew Skelhorn – The work of MOD Salvage and Marine Ops (either Far East or Atlantic Wrecks)
  • Sir Tim Smit – Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre (short update on developments)
  • Fiona Punter and Joanna Thomson – Goodwins SOS
  • TBA

The Sunday event is a visit to the Royal William Yard.

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About IMASS

IMASS's aim is to provide a meeting place for divers, explorers, archaeologists and salvors as well as government and commercial organisations. The organisers are all divers with interests in maritime archaeology and history and the varied nature of the speakers reflects this - a conference can include a world renowned archaeologist alongside a treasure hunter, followed by a diver working on a local project.

This conference is not just for academics and is the only regular one of its kind in the UK (and one of the few in the world) where archaeologists and salvors can meet.

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