Supporting organisations agreed with the aims of the conference and promoted and supported the conference. This was a significant event for the Asia-Pacific region in the investigation, preservation and raising the profile of underwater cultural heritage.

You can click on the name or logo of each of our supporting organisations to be redirected to their website. The Conference was supported by the  following forty-eight organisations:

IGOs – Intergovernmental organisations

Australian National Commission for UNESCO
UNESCO – Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

NGOs – Non-Government Organisations

Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA)
Archaeological Cultural and Environmental Consultancy, Inc. Quezon City, Philippines.
Asian Research Institute of Underwater Archaeology (ARIUA)
Asian Academy of Heritage Management (AAHM)
Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA)
Australia ICOMOS
Centre for International Heritage Activities, Netherlands
Centro Peruano de Arqueología Marítima y Subacuática (CPAMS), Peru
.Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation.


European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists
.ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’ an (IICC-X).
Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA)
Katipunan Arkeologist ng Pilipinas, Inc. (Society of Philippine Archaeologists)
The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
.The Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA).
Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)
Significance International
The Society for Nautical Research (SNR)
Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA)

Government Agencies and Museums

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, South Australia
Global Development Research Center
Historic Shipwrecks Program in the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPAC), Australia
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Maritime Heritage Program in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries at NOAA
National Museum of the Philippines
.Programa de Arqueología Subacuática
Instituto Nacional de Antropología, Argentina
ARQUA at the Spanish National Underwater Archaeology Museum
Western Australian Museum


Archaeological Studies Program at the University of the Philippines, Philippines
Assam University, Silchar, India
Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton, UK
Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage
Alexandria University, Egypt
Centre for Underwater Archaeology, Tamil University, Thanjavur, India
Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property and the Environment in the Tropics (CCCPET) at the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Department of Archaeology, La Trobe University, Australia
Maritime Archaeology Program (MAP) at Flinders University, Australia
Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts at the Australian National University, Australia
Maritime Archaeology Programme at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Monash University, Australia
Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University, USA
Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology at Oxford University, UK
Program in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University, USA
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan

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