On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage UNESCO organizes in cooperation with the Catholic University of Leuven and the Flanders Heritage Agency an Evening Event, a Scientific Colloquium on the Factors impacting Underwater Cultural Heritage (13 to 14 December 2011) and a Regional Meeting on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (15 December 2011)
Venue: Royal Library of Belgium (4 Boulevard de l'Empereur, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium).
Underwater Cultural Heritage encompasses all traces of human existence that lie or were lying under water and have a cultural or historical character. Recognizing the urgent need to preserve and protect such heritage, UNESCO elaborated in 2001 the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
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