5th Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body to the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
The fifth meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body will take place at UNESCO Headquarters (Room VI), Paris, on 11 June 2014. It will be preceded by an Information Meeting on the Occasion of the Oceans Day on 10 June 2014.
Among others, the Advisory Body:
- Assists the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention in scientific or technical issues regarding the implementation of the ‘Rules concerning activities directed at underwater cultural heritage’ (Annex to the Convention);
- May be consulted for the elaboration, in consultation with the Bureau of the Meeting of States Parties, of the draft Operational Guidelines directly related to the Rules;
- Gives guidance in questions directly related to Rules in the framework of the practical application of the State cooperation mechanism contained in the Convention (Articles 8 to13).
The Fifth Meeting of the advisory Body will discuss strategies on best practices regarding Public access to the underwater cultural heritage sites; cooperation among accredited NGO's as well as education and awareness-raising activities.