EMA projects are challenge led and work collaboratively with local communities to consider the role of marine heritage in tourism, development, climate change mitigation, the blue economy and poverty alleviation.
The EMA team have a particular expertise in rapid underwater survey, using cutting-edge optical and acoustic techniques, to create accurate 3D visualisations of submerged heritage. The assertion that raising awareness increases protection is central to the EMA ethos.
Knowledge and data from marine cultural heritage is crucial in evidence-based decision making across the coastal and marine sectors. The inclusion of heritage approaches in initiatives aiming at coastal and ocean sustainability is not just advisable—it is essential.
Jon Henderson – University of Edinburgh