ADMAT Co-Sponsors The Shipwreck Conference
ADMAT were delighted to Co Sponsor the 2005 NAS Annual Conference, which was held at the Action Stations the Royal Navy’s experiential venue in the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth in England. This was a first for the NAS in this location and this venue provided them with ample space for the conference lectures, a separate space for the AGM and Photographic Display and room for an extra 12 exhibitions and sponsorship displays.
Other Sponsors were: English Heritage, BSAC, PADI, Sub Aqua Association, The Mary Rose and Sudus Consulting.
The conference was very well attended with the delegates enjoying excellent presentations from:
Anton Englert: Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde
A trial voyage from Hedeby to Gdansk with the Skuldelev 1 reconstruction Ottar
Robert Parthesius: Avondster Project, Amsterdam
The Avondster (1659) wrecked Twice in Galle: The effect of Tsunami on maritime heritage in Sri Lanka
Joe Flatman: Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Diving Southern Seas: Maritime Archaeology Off (and On) Southern Australia
Waldemar Ossowski: Polish National Maritime Museum, Gdansk
The Wrecks of Two British Colliers from the 18th and 19th century recently excavated in Polish Waters
Nic Flemming: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Submarine prehistoric research on the continental shelf
Connie Keleher: Duchas, Dublin
La Trinidad Valendera - ongoing survey of the Spanish Armada wreck in Co. Donegal, Ireland
Lucy Blue: Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Southampton
Archaeology of the Red Sea
Jens Auer: Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury
An Elizabethan Merchantman excavated in the Thames
Michael Gibbons: Irish Heritage Council, Galway
Development of Killeany: The Port of Aran: History and Archaeology
During the conference, a number of ADMAT students assisted with the stand, and chatted with other delegates about the White House Bay Wreck in St. Kitts and the Button Wreck in the Florida Keys, a project we conducted under permit from NOAA and FKNMS. In particular we would like to thank: Christine Nielsen, Jeremy Schomberg, Andrew Shrimpton, Frank Betts and Ryan Duggins for looking after the ADMAT stand during the conference.
During the day, ADMAT held a raffle with prizes of bottle of champagne and a diving knife.