About The Network

The UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology aims to increase capacity in the participating countries through international cooperation. It will  enhance the protection of and research into, underwater cultural heritage, by connecting in a formal way universities and professional training institutions working in the field of underwater archaeology. It  will act as a bridge between the academic world, civil society, local communities, research and policy-makers.


The Network complements the work of the UNESCO Secretariat of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. The convention is one of the seven core Conventions in the field of culture. Adopted in 2001, it intends to enable States to better protect submerged heritage.