Croatia

Since 2012, the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (ICUA) is recognised as an NAS International Training Partner for organising NAS training courses in the Republic of Croatia. ICUA is registered as a state institution and established as UNESCO category II centre. The main goals of ICUA are to organise underwater training courses for national and international experts, develop international cooperation in regards to scientific research of underwater archaeological sites, organise international conferences, seminars and workshops and improve scientific and expert research of underwater archaeological sites.

Since 2012. Mladen Pešić as Senior Tutor and Luka Bekić as Tutor, conducted NAS courses every year, and since 2017. Roko Surić was accepted as second Tutor and involved in training courses. ICUA provides students NAS Introduction, Part I and several modules of NAS Part III courses, but also provides students possibilities to be a part of underwater survey and excavation projects in order to gain experience for the NAS Part II report. All information regarding courses and ICUA in general are provided on their web page www.icua.hr


USA - Mudwater Archaeology Society

David Thompson - After retiring from the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps, David received MAs in Historic Archaeology and Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leichester, and a Graduate Certificate in Oceanic Education from the University of Virginia.  He has been diving since 1972 and is a PADI MSDT and SSI Master Instructor.  David was the staff archaeologist for Nautilus Marine Group for ten years and is now co-owner of Portunes International, an educational development company that provides continuing education training courses of instruction in all aspects of underwater archaeology to non-profit and avocational archaeological groups.  David is an NAS tutor for the Mudwater Archaeology Society and the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association.