The Conference is run by volunteers who come from various backgrounds, including government agents, researchers, and students. The Conference is credited by the following organizations.

The 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage will be hosted by three institutions: Bureau of Cultural Heritage (BOCH), National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), and National Museum of Marine Science & Technology (NMMST).


NOAA’s initiative on underwater cultural heritage protection

NOAA’s Maritime Heritage Program, created in 2002, is an initiative of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS). The program focuses on maritime heritage resources within the thirteen designated National Marine Sanctuary sites and one Marine National Monument, and it also promotes maritime heritage appreciation throughout the entire nation.








The Asian Academy for Heritage Management 

The Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) is a network of institutions for cultural heritage based in Asia and the Pacific region. AAHM was a key host organization the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage in 2011.






The Museum of Underwater Archaeology

The online Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) is a 501c3 non profit organization incorporated in 2004. Its mission is to assist and promote the use of the Internet by ethical professional, student, and avocational underwater archaeologists. In support of that goal the MUA helps underwater archaeologists present their research to the general public by creating web based museum style exhibits as well as announce their latest projects. The MUA is pleased to host the proceedings for the 2011, 2014, and 2017 APUCH conferences.