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Discovery is just the beginning
Promoting the preservation, protection and research of our nautical heritage.

Help Save The London

Please help us to raise £200,000 to support the work of The London Shipwreck Trust to advance, promote and provide for the preservation of the amazing London shipwreck in the Thames Estuary and its artefacts for public benefit and to protect it for future generations. Discover more here...

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Without you — our supporters, members and sponsors — we would not be able to do our work, protecting our global nautical heritage. Join us if you too have a passion for our maritime past and want to get involved, on the foreshore or under water. You will learn that discovery really is just the beginning...

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International Journal of Nautical Archaeology

The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research relevant to all aspects of nautical and maritime archaeology. Discover more about our journal here...

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eLearning

NEW FOR 2021: We are excited to launch brand new versions of our award winning eLearning courses to help you begin your archaeological training from the comfort of your own home. There are three courses available, with each made up of a series of modules which include images, videos, animations and quizzes. Discover more about our eLearning courses here....

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Join Us or Renew

Indulge your passion for nautical archaeology, and help us explore, preserve and record the world’s intertidal and underwater heritage for future generations. Discover more about us here...

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Dive Club

NASAC is a volunteer run archaeological dive club affiliated to the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) and is run by NAS members for NAS members. Our purpose is to provide project-based archaeological diving opportunities for NAS members. Discover more about NASAC here....

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Under The Water Webinars

In 2021 the NAS, supported by the Honor Frost Foundation, is excited to be hosting monthly talks on a wide range of topics. The "Under the Water" Webinar Series is open for all to join - dive in to explore the fascinating world of underwater cultural heritage. Discover more about the series here...

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Shipwreck Archaeology in the Dutch Caribbean

This summer, NAS member Richard Adamczyk joined an underwater archaeological field school on the small Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. Find out more about Richard's adventure here...

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Annual Conference

On the 20th and 21st November 2021 we are excited to be hosting a virtual event on the Pheedloop conference platform celebrating 50 years of nautical archaeology and 50 years of the IJNA. Call for papers now open. Find out more here......

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Events

  • FULLY BOOKED: NAS/Seasearch Observer Course

    FULLY BOOKED: At this in person course, find out what an amazing habitat for wildlife wrecks are! Find out what marine critters you’re likely to encounter on a wreck and how you can contribute to the recording and reporting of our threatened marine life. Discover more here... Read more

  • Discover Maritime Archaeology eLearning

    NEW FOR 2021: Learn the essential theory of Maritime Archaeology from the comfort of your own home. Our stand alone entry level course is the beginning of your learning journey with us. But, for best value for money consider combining this with our Discover Underwater or Discover Foreshore Archaeology eLearning course. Discover more here... Read more

  • Discover Underwater Archaeology eLearning

    NEW FOR 2021: Learn the essential theory of underwater archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This course, which follows on from the Discover Maritime Archaeology course, will take you through the steps of completing an underwater archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving. Discover more here... Read more

  • Discover Coastal & Foreshore Archaeology eLearning

    NEW FOR 2021: Learn the essential theory of coastal and foreshore archaeology from the comfort of your own home. This course, which follows on from the Discover Maritime Archaeology course, will take you through the steps of completing an foreshore archaeology project from documentary research and planning, through fieldwork and conservation to publication and archiving. Discover more here... Read more

Latest

  • Annual Conference

    On the 20th and 21st November 2021 we are excited to be hosting a virtual event on the Pheedloop conference platform celebrating 50 years of nautical archaeology and 50 years of the IJNA. Call for papers now open. Find out more here...... Read more

  • Shipwreck Archaeology in the Dutch Caribbean

    This summer, NAS member Richard Adamczyk joined an underwater archaeological field school on the small Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius. Find out more about Richard's adventure here... Read more

  • American Sea Scouts add to the Big Anchor Project

    Sea Scout Skipper talks about a group of young people getting enthusiastic about anchors! Read more

  • Welcome our new Heritage Events Assistant

    Matthew Richter joins us as a Heritage Events Assistant through the UK Governments Kickstart scheme assisted by the Historic England Kickstart Gateway for employers in the heritage sector. discover more about Matthew here... Read more