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Development of Tools and Techniques to Survey, Assess, Stabilise, Monitor and Preserve Underwater Archaeological Sites

Objective

SASMAP’s purpose is to develop new technologies and best practices in order to locate, assess and manage Europe’s underwater cultural heritage in a more effective way than is possible today. SASMAP will take holistic- and process- based approaches to investigate underwater environments and the archaeological sites contained therein.
SASMAP will benefit the management of underwater cultural heritage in Europe and in the rest of the world by providing valuable tools to plan the preservation of offshore archaeological sites and their contents in accordance with both the Treaty of Valletta (1992) and research driven investigations. The need for SASMAP is based on the results from previous and current EU initiatives, the networks resulting from these projects and on-going research at the consortium’s institutions. Within SASMAP a holistic approach will be taken to locating, assessing, monitoring and safeguarding underwater cultural heritage. This will involve developing and utilising tools and technologies to allow “down-scaling” from the large scale regional level, moving on to the local site level and finally to the individual components of a site. Results obtained from the down-scaling approach at the proposed study areas will show the effectiveness of such an approach for locating and detailed mapping of archaeological sites and their preservation potential. The end results of this approach will be used to develop a plan for assessing archaeological sites in European waters. From a management point of view this is an up-scaling approach to planning (bottom up). All information and experiences obtained during the course of the project will be utilised to enhance and develop existing legislation and best practice for mapping and preserving Europe’s underwater and coastal heritage.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology/ethnoarchaeology

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NATIONALMUSEET
Address
Frederiksholms Kanal 12
1220 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 290 524
Administrative Contact
Palle Jepsen (Mr.)

Participants (10)

INNOMAR Technologie GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 286 816
Address
Schutower Ringstrasse 4
18069 Rostock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Wunderlich (Dr.)
UNISENSE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 215 022
Address
Tueager 1
8200 Aarhus N
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikkel Holmen Andersen (Dr.)
AKUT ROBERT MARTIN FLONG PEDERSEN*AKUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 242 000
Address
Uglevej 4
3390 Hundested
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Fløng Pedersen (Mr.)
SEABED SCOUR CONTROL SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 854
Address
Harfreys Road
NR31 0LS Great Yarmouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Burgess (Mr.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 364 435
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zyad Al Hamdani (Dr.)
VIKINGESKIBSMUSEET I ROSKILDE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 211 683
Address
Vindeboder 12
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jørgen Dencker (Ms.)
MINISTERIE VAN ONDERWIJS, CULTUUR EN WETENSCHAP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 156 431
Address
Rijnstraat 50
2500 BJ Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martijn Manders (Dr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 106 532
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Annika Bergman (Dr.)
MINISTERO PER I BENI E LE ATTIVITA CULTURALI E PER IL TURISMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 229,60
Address
Via Del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Davidde Barbara (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 132 205
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Geraga (Dr.)