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Third campaign of research in the Bay of Veštar near Rovinj

International Centre for Underwater Archaeology has organized international underwater archaeological research in a period from 18.4. to 29.4.2011.g. in the Bay of Veštar near Rovinj. This is a third year of research in cooperation with Bavarian Society for Underwater Archaeology (Bayerischen Gesellschaft für Unterwasserarchäologie), Croatian Conservation Institute and the Heritage Museum of Rovinj, involving over 14 participants most of whom are divers. A significant late antique settlement Vistrum was situated in the bay of Veštar. The excavation trenches are positioned around early roman pier on the southern coast of the bay.

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Third Meeting of the State Parties to the Convention at UNESCO in Paris

On 13 and April 14 2011 at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris a meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage was held. The preparation of operational guidelines for the Convention and the current work of the Working Group were discussed. A certain sections of this new document were adopted and a new composition of the Working Group was agreed upon, which shall continue its work on the proposal of the guidelines. After two days of meetings, on the third day, a meeting of Scientific and technical advisory body to the Convention was held, in whose composition was among others re-elected Jasen Mesić, Minister of Culture of Republic of Croatia and an expert in the field of underwater archeology.

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Lectures of Croatian and Italian underwater archaeologists in Venice

University Ca 'Foscari of Venice, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici in cooperation with the Croatian Conservation Institute and the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar, held a one-day scientific conference called "Incontro italo-inglese - Archeologia Marittima in Croazia, Progetti di ricerca e intervento e tutela sui relitti medievale e moderni".

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DEGUWA Congress held in Heidelberg

From 18 to 20 February 2011 at the premises of the Heuscheuer building at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, 16th scientific conference "In Poseidons Reich" was held in the organization of the German association DEGUWA.

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Meeting of the Working Group of the State Parties to the Convention on the underwater heritage

Meeting of the Working Group of the State Parties to the Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage was held at a UNESCO headquarters, Place de Fontenoy, in Paris on the 9th and 10 February 2011.

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Lectures on underwater archeology held in Rovinj

International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar and the City Museum of Rovinj have organized lectures on underwater archeology topics on 5th November of 2010.

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