Role of Hydrography in Marine Archaeology

Number of attendees: 14

Hydrographic data often makes an important contribution to archaeological research and discoveries at sea or on inland waterways. But often the contact between hydrographers and archaeologists is quite limited, despite more and more new activities developing at sea and more and more hydrographic data being collected and analyzed by archaeologists.

During this meeting, three speakers will provide perspectives on the collaboration between hydrographers and archaeologists, the use of hydrographic data within archaeological studies, challenges for archaeologists as a result of commission documents with a hydrographic perspective. By providing insights into each other's work, hopefully a bridge can be built between both disciplines.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Reception

2.30 pm - 3 pm: Presentation 1: “Wrecks in the Belgian part of the North Sea and the role that hydrographic data plays in this” by Sven Van Haelst of the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm: Presentation 2: “Maritime archaeological research assignments and the challenges they entail” by Wilfried Hessing from Vestigia.

3.30pm-4pm: Presentation 3: “How hydrographic/geophysical (/geotechnical) data is used in wind farm studies, and how the hydrographic world can learn from how data is used and deliver even better data in the future.” Bart van Mierlo of Periplus.

The workshop has been held at:
Sluisgebouw Kallo
Fort de Perelweg 20
9130, Beveren
List of attendees:
Alain de Wulf
Frederik De Lobel
Gert Brouns
Jan Hemelaer
Jan van den Berg
Johan Verstraeten
Koen Vanstaen
Leeke van der Poel
Marleen ten Napel
Remco Stek
Rolien Besancon
Sander Terwee
Sofie Lahousse
Wim Kanneworff