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UNESCO meetings in June 2021

In June 2021, due to unfavourable epidemiological conditions, UNESCO meetings will be held in a virtual environment with the participation of the ICUA’s representatives.


The second virtual meeting of the Coordination Committee for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage on the Skerki Banks site

As a continuation of the initiative to protect the Skerki Banks area, on January 19th 2021, the 2nd virtual meeting of the Coordination Committee for the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage on the Skerki Banks site was held. The first part of the meeting was attended by members of the Coordination Committee (representatives of countries involved in the project - Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Italy, Spain, France and Croatia), representatives of the UNESCO cultural sector and members of the Secretariat in 2001. Convention. In the second part the meeting was joined by legal experts nominated by States Parties and members of the Coordination Committee. ICUA Zadar director Mladen Pešić, PhD, participated in the virtual meeting as a representative of Croatia.


Cultural Cooperation Program signed between the Republic of Croatia and the Russian Federation

During his official visit to Croatia Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Minister of Culture and Media Nina Obuljen Koržinek signed the sixth Program of Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of culture for the 2020-2022 period.



The underwater archaeological research of the ancient shipwreck in the seabed of the islet of Velika Sestrica continued during October 2020 as part of the ''Rovinj shipwrecks'' project.


Cancellation of the international conference ''Maritime Renaissance'' in Zadar, Croatia, November 5 - 7, 2020

On behalf of the organizing committee, ICUA Zadar would like to announce that the international conference ‘’Maritime Renaissance - Adriatic Trade Routes in Late Medieval and Post Medieval Period'' which was supposed to take place in Zadar, November 5 - 7, 2020 is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.


Basic underwater archaeology course and archaeological excavation at the site Barbir in Sukošan 2020

During the period from 7th to 18th September 2020, the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar organized a Basic underwater archaeology course as part of the archaeological research of the Roman port of Sukošan at the site Barbir.

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