University College London (Somalia)
Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique)
African Centre for Heritage Activities (South Africa)
ACO Associates (South Africa)

Arab States

Institut National du Patrimoine (Tunisia)
Having been involved in the field of archaeology since 1996, Lucy first encountered maritime archaeology through the work and research of Honor Frost in Lebanon. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree Read More
Emad Khalil is a Professor of Maritime Archaeology at the Alexandria University, Egypt. He is the founding Director of the Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage. Professor Read More

Europe and North America

Dr. Toni Carrell is the Vice President of Ships of Discovery, the Emeritus Chair of the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology, and a member of the Women Diver’s Hall of Read More
Associate Professor of Maritime Archaeology, Director of MARELab (Cyprus)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stella Desmesticha Themes of special interest - Shipwreck Archaeology, Maritime Transport Containers Professional biography Stella Demesticha completed her undergraduate studies in Archaeology in 1992, at the National Read More
Personalia Name: Martijn René Manders Address: Kamerdalseberg 45 3845 EN Amersfoort The Netherlands Mobile telephone: +31 6 12504382 Telephone work: +31 33 4227752 Email: Date of Birth: 19th of Read More
After obtaining a master in History (1984) and a master in Soil Science (1986), both at Ghent University, Marnix Pieters (Ghent, 1962) participated in a large-scale archaeological research project at Read More
Mariano J. Aznar Themes of especial interest  Legal protection of UCH Professional biography Since 2008, Mariano is Professor of Public International Law at the University Jaume I. But his Read More
Special interests – Cultural Resource Management, Public Archaeology, Tribal and Indigenous Cultural Heritage, Asia Pacific Region Hans was originally introduced to the ocean on board his father's sloop Brunhilde at Read More
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hakan Oniz Themes of special interest - Underwater Archaeology Professional biography He is graduated from the department of Art History and Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean University and Read More
Dragomir Garbov Themes of special interest - Underwater Archaeology Professional biography Dragomir Garbov holds a BA, MA and a PhD in Archaeology from the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read More
David Ball Themes of special interest - Terrestrial and underwater archaeological Professional biography David Ball is the Pacific Region Historic Preservation Officer for the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Read More
Daniel Lenihan (US delegate to ICUCH 1991-2004) Themes of special interest – Underwater Archaeology Professional biography While finishing his MA degree and teaching anthropology at Florida State University in 1973, Read More
Chris Underwood Themes of special interest - Public Archaeology Professional biography Chris’ first experience of maritime archaeology was in 1978, when he joined the Mary Rose Project, as Diving Officer. Read More
Arturo Rey da Silva Themes of special interest - Management and protection of cultural heritage Professional biography Arturo Rey da Silva is an international expert in management and protection of Read More
Andrej Gaspari PhD in archaeological sciences Professional biography Andrej Gaspari, b. 1973 in Ljubljana, graduated at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, in 1996 with a work on Roman Bridges Read More


Somasiri Devendra Themes of special interest - Maritime Archaeology, Vernacular watercraft, Naval and Maritime History Professional biography After graduating from the University of Ceylon (1955), and after a working life Read More
Themes of special interest: Underwater Archaeology, Underwater Photography Rasika Muthucumarana is a senior archaeology officer working for the Maritime Archaeology Unit (MAU) of the Central Cultural Fund (CCF - the Read More
Matt Carter Themes of special interest: Technical diving, 3D modelling, WWII underwater cultural heritage Professional biography Matt is currently completing a PhD, where he is the primary investigator for ‘The Read More
Themes of special interest - Maritime Archaeology Professional biography Mark Staniforth became involved in maritime archaeology in the mid 1970s as a volunteer on the excavation of the colonial vessel Read More
Themes of special interest - Historical Archaeology in Vietnam; Buddhist and Hindu Art; Maritime Archaeology Professional biography Lien started her career in 1985 as researcher of the Institute of Archaeology Read More
New Zealand
Jun Kimura Themes of special interest - Asian Maritime Archaeology Professional biography Dr. Jun Kimura is a maritime archaeologist and a faculty member of the Dept. of Maritime Civilizations at Read More
David Nutley Themes of special interest - Inundated Occupation site Professional biography David Nutley’s involvement in maritime archaeology began in the early 1980s when he became involved in archaeology through Read More
Assistant Director Underwater Cultural Heritage, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australian Government
Andrew John Viduka Themes of special interest - underwater cultural heritage management, public archaeology, maritime archaeology and conservation Professional biography Andy Viduka is a maritime archaeologist and conservator employed by Read More
Assam University (India)
Akifumi Iwabuchi is Professor of Maritime Anthropology and Nautical Archaeology at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, which is an institution of the UNESCO Underwater Archaeology Unitwin Network. He Read More