The Nautical Archaeology Society wants to allow everyone to benefit from the unique and fascinating resource that is the world’s maritime heritage. It was fundamentally established to further research in nautical archaeology and publish the results.

NAS is a UK based charity (Registered in England No. 1039270 English Registered Charity No: 262209 and Scotland No: SC040130) and a limited company (registered in England No: 1039270), but it also has strong links to other organisations around the world which work together collectively to promote the cause on a global scale.