Host city & venue

2020

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).

Keelung, officially known as Keelung City (Chinese: 基隆市; pinyin: Jīlóng Shì), is a major port city situated in the northeastern part of Taiwan. It borders New Taipei with which it forms the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area, along with Taipei itself. Nicknamed the Rainy Port for its frequent rain and maritime role, the city is Taiwan’s second largest seaport (after Kaohsiung).

National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), the main conference venue, was established in 1953 as Provincial Taiwan Maritime Technology College. Eleven years later, in 1964, it became a maritime college that offered bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various maritime fields. During this period, the college was supported by the Taiwan Provincial Government of the Republic of China. In 1979, it became a national institution, and were renamed the National Taiwan College of Marine Science and Technology. A decade later, in 1989, the college became a full-fledged university.