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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY – 2007(ISMA-3)
(Jointly organized by the Indian Navy and
the Archaeological Survey of India)
Theme MARITIME HERITAGE OF INDIAN OCEAN

Dates:23-24 August 2007
Venue: India International Center, New Delhi
Introduction International Seminar on Marine Archaeology is organized regularly every second year.

The ISMA-1, organized in 2003 was focused on the recent
discoveries on the West coast of India and maritime
activities in the Arabian Sea.

The ISMA-2, organized in 2005 was focused on the recent
discoveries on the East coast of India and maritime
activities in the Bay of Bengal.

Two day Seminar was attended by a number of mariners,
archaeologists, historians, navigators, naval officers and
host of other scholars and researchers from around the
world.

Objectives:The conference aims to bring together scholars and professionals to discuss a variety of topics related to
maritime archaeology in general and maritime heritage
of Indian Ocean in particular.

Topics relevant to modern development and protection of
underwater cultural heritage would also be addressed. 

ISMA-3 focuses on recent underwater archaeological
activities in the Indian Ocean and maritime cultural
heritage. New technologies of preservation of maritime
heritage and recent discoveries would also be included.

The Seminar will discuss the ancient ports, maritime
activities, marine archaeological finds, historic harbours,
and other similar maritime structures in the Indian
Ocean.

In addition to these the Seminar will also discuss
scientific advances in the field of underwater archaeology,
traditional boat building and navigation technology.
The problems of development schemes and relationship
between tourism and maritime heritage and the need to
protect underwater cultural heritage by suitable
legislation and support initiatives would also be discussed.

The role of education and public awareness in developing
the right attitudes towards maritime heritage is also an
important issue for discussion.

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