A Visit to the Vasa, by Alex Denny

Alex Denny recently took part in the visit to the impressive Vasa Museum in Stockholm with the NAS, here he offers an insiders sneak peak into his experience of the trip.Read more

Local Economic Benefit of a Protected Wreck

In 2012 the NAS was commissioned by English Heritage to undertake a study looking at the value of a protected wreck to a local economy. This study, which was published in 2013, looked at the visitor diver trail on the protected wreck of the Coronation in Plymouth Sound in Devon which has proved to be very successful in attracting a large number of visiting divers every year since its inception. Discover more here....Read more

Benchmarking Competence Requirements

The Benchmarking Competence Requirements study published in 2009 looked at what makes someone a competent maritime archaeologist and made recommendations for how to make competency of skills the key for future participation in maritime archaeology in the UK. Discover more here......Read more

Members Research Group

During the winter months a group of NAS members gather at The National Archives to garner information about varied projects.  Some work on their own projects, others photograph documents for NAS members who cannot get to London easily.  Discover more here.....Read more

The S-to-Z of Ropes and Cordage

Long-time NAS member Nick Reed has a new-found knowledge of post-medieval rope and cordage after attending a recent NAS course on the subject, here, Nick shows us the ropes.Read more

Rescue Excavations Near Dreumel

You don’t have to dive deep to encounter remarkable archaeology under water. Here NAS member Peter Seinen reports on the rescue of a 7m-long punt in the floodplain of the River Meuse.Read more

Intensive NAS course in Mexico City

NAS tutor Dr Jorge M. Herrera ran a two-week NAS course at the National University (UNAM) in Mexico City. Learn more here!Read more

Waifs of the Sea

NAS member and fellow, Ed Cumming (MIBEC Publications) has created an invaluable "Index of Identifiable Wreckage from Shipwreck, and Losses from Vessels, recorded in the British Press in the 19th Century". You can freely search the entire index of 350 pages. Discover more here.....Read more

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with us and with nautical archaeology.....Read more


By becoming a NAS member you can not only indulge your passion for nautical archaeology, you will also be helping us to record and preserve the worlds intertidal and underwater heritage for future generations.Read more

What we do

We strive to involve everyone in our mission to Preserve, Record and Research all forms of nautical heritage whilst maintaining the highest ethical standards. Since 1986 we have delivered our mission through three core areas of activity: Education, Research and Publication......Read more