UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, over the past 20 years, has promoted strategies for the research and protection of the UCH by fostering international cooperation, sharing knowledge and promoting relevant scientific standards that are internationally recognized.

This UNESCO normative instrument and its Annex are recognized as the most important scientific standards for underwater archeology and provide a framework for the protection and management of submerged archaeological contexts. The Convention has already been ratified by 71 States, of which 21 are from the Latin American and Caribbean region, and currently has the support of a wide network of partners, including NGOs, universities and research centers, as well as national authorities, museums and other institutions.

[Read More…]