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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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Target amount: £200,000.00

Amount raised: £10,662.72

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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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Welcome to our new IJNA Editor

We are excited to welcome Dr Athena Trakadas as the new editor of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. Athena will take over from Miranda Richardson on the 1st December and is looking forward to taking the journal into the next 50 years. Discover more about Athena 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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Events

  • Conservation of Marine Finds

    Hands-on experience conserving archaeological finds from the marine environment including artefacts raised from the Rooswijk and London wrecks. Read more

  • Conservation of Marine Finds - online theory

    Hands-on experience conserving archaeological finds from the marine environment including artefacts raised from the Rooswijk and London wrecks. Read more

  • Underwater Skills Days

    Learn the essential practical skills that will allow you to develop your interest in underwater archaeology. Read more

  • Underwater Skills Days

    Learn the essential practical skills that will allow you to develop your interest in underwater archaeology. Read more

Latest

  • Annual Conference

    The 2021 Conference was held on the 20th and 21st November 2021. We were excited to be host a virtual event on the Pheedloop conference platform celebrating 50 years of nautical archaeology and 50 years of the IJNA. Discover more here...... Read more

  • Learning maritime archaeology without getting wet

    Paige Churchill-Farmer completed the brand new NAS Discover eLearning courses as part of her orientation to her Kickstart position at MSDS Marine. As a terrestrial archaeology graduate, these courses added a watery element to her existing archaeological knowledge. She reviews the courses here… Read more

  • Welcome to our new IJNA Editor

    We are excited to welcome Dr Athena Trakadas as the new editor of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. Athena will take over from Miranda Richardson on the 1st December and is looking forward to taking the journal into the next 50 years. Discover more about Athena here... Read more