Call for Applications: Advanced Underwater Archaeology Course 2012 (Deadline: 3. August 2012)
ICUA ZADAR ADVANCED UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY COURSE 2012
The International Centre for Underwater Archaeology (ICUA) of Zadar is organizing a 2-week "Advanced underwater archaeology course" (hereinafter, the Course),due to take place in Pula, Croatia, from September 10 to September 22, 2012. The course is organised with the support of the UNESCO Office in Venice. Deadline for applications is August 3, 2012, 3pm.
The number of participants is limited to maximum 4 persons from the countries of South-Eastern Europe (in particular: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey).
Expected profile of participants: archaeologists (including researchers, or university students enrolled in courses for 2nd level degrees) with diving experience and basic underwater archaeology experience.
Language skills: participants must be proficient in the English language, English being the working language of the course.
Participants will receive, free of charge:
Participants will NOT receive:
Programmed activities will include:
Programmed activities will be scheduled over a 2-week period (10.9.2012. to 22.9.2012),and will comprise a theoretical part and practical exercises.
The theoretical part of the course will be conducted at the Pula diving center, and the practical part at the nearby archaeological site. Lectures will be conducted according to the ICUA and NAS course for underwater archeology.
Participants will be trained as members of a team in archaeological excavations of the ancient shipwrecks for on-site training. At the end of the course, participants will receive an ICUA official certificate of successful completion.
Underwater archaeology theoretical lectures are conducted every day in the morning hours (08:00-10:30) on the following subjects:
It is also possible for the participants to get some additional diving training if they wish to advance in the category or add diving specialty. The optional courses are to be conducted in English, according to Scuba Schools International (SSI) methodology. It will be possible to attend one of the following courses: Stress & Rescue Course, CPR & First Aid Course, or Specialty Courses (Night dive, Boat Diving, Navigation, Wreck Diving, Deep diving). Courses in theoretical and practical part will be lead by SSI instructors. Participants completing any of these courses will receive an official SSI Certificate.
Every participant will have to attend the following underwater archaeology course practical exercises, on daily bases:
Participants will be required to work both independently and as part of a team, on any of the foreseen tasks during the course progress. In addition, participants will have to pass a final exam composed of 18 questions in order to obtain the official certificate of successful course completion
Applicants will be assessed and selected based on their professional and educational profiles as presented in the application documents.
Applicants shall send to ICUA the following documents, by no later than 03 August 2012, 3pm::
Applications and accompanying documents must be sent per email in electronic form to ICUA Zadar (to the attention of Mr. Mladen Pesic, email@example.com) with copy to the UNESCO Venice Office (to the attention of Mr. Matteo Rosati, firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Incomplete applications and applications sent after the above-mentioned deadline will be rejected.