What we do Advocacy Our Advocacy Work The NAS provides support to a variety of organisations and causes that are aligned to the charitable objectives of the Society. This includes acting as the secretariat for the Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee as well as providing advice to campaign groups and teams engaged with nautical archaeological investigations. The NAS is currently supporting: The Goodwin Sands SOS Campaign Group who are trying to prevent the destruction of the Goodwin Sands, Kent from aggregate extraction. Sign their petition here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/goodwin-sands-sos-stop-the-dredge ------------- The London Shipwreck Trust who are trying to protect and preserve the wreck of the London in the Thames Estuary. ------------- The Nautical Museums Trust to research and protect the wrecks of the Thomas Lawrence and The Anne, off the Sussex coast. ------------- The NAS provides the secretariat for the Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee - The JNAPC was formed in 1988 from individuals and representatives of institutions who wished to raise awareness of Britain's underwater cultural heritage and to persuade government that underwater sites of historic importance should receive no less protection than those on land. ------------- The NAS is supporting the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. The NAS acts as an accredited Non-Government Organisation (NGO) supporting the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body (STAB) ------------- The NAS is supporting the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 as a member of the Ocean Decade Heritage Network was established in 2019 with the broad purpose of raising awareness in the cultural heritage community about the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.