Research vessel ready for UniTwin network for underwater archaeology

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A new ship and training center are now available for the UNESCO Unitwin Underwater Archaeology Network, twinning the world’s elite universities in this discipline.
The new ship, called Selcuk-1, has been equipped for underwater archaeological research and excavations. It will also serve as a training vessel for events coordinated by the UNESCO UniTwin Network for Underwater Archaeology. Such events shall include governmental workshops, as well as short and long terms training programs for university students and academics in the network's common education programs.
The ship has already had its test run and has been used for underwater archaeological projects along the Turkish Mediterranean Coast during the summer of 2014. The vessel is 27 meters long and 7 meters wide. It is equipped with an 8 meter Sonar boat, 2 Zodiac boats, scuba compressors, Remote Operated Vehicles, Sonar equipment, Magnetometers and other necessary devices.
The UNESCO UniTwin Network for Underwater Archaeology was established in...

A new ship and training center are now available for the UNESCO Unitwin Underwater Archaeology Network, twinning the world’s elite universities in this discipline.

The new ship, called Selcuk-1, has been equipped for underwater archaeological research and excavations. It will also serve as a training vessel for events coordinated by the UNESCO UniTwin Network for Underwater Archaeology. Such events shall include governmental workshops, as well as short and long terms training programs for university students and academics in the network's common education programs.

The ship has already had its test run and has been used for underwater archaeological projects along the Turkish Mediterranean Coast during the summer of 2014. The vessel is 27 meters long and 7 meters wide. It is equipped with an 8 meter Sonar boat, 2 Zodiac boats, scuba compressors, Remote Operated Vehicles, Sonar equipment, Magnetometers and other necessary devices.

The UNESCO UniTwin Network for Underwater Archaeology was established in 2012; it currently consists of 6 member institutions, 2 associate member institutions, and 1 recognized partner institution. The network promotes research, training, information and documentation in the field of underwater archaeology. It also provides a common platform for the member universities to harmonize their programs, share research and conduct joint research projects. Selcuk University, Turkey, is current coordinator of the network.

The network can already count on a newly built training center in Kemer, Turkey.