Seafaring in the Pacific has left a legacy of wrecks throughout this vast expanse of ocean interspersed with islands, while island habitation going back centuries has left heritage sites along the thousands of kilometres of coastlines. Changing sea levels have inundated archaeological sites and anticipated sea level rises threaten the islands themselves.

Within the context of Sustainable Development, this project - funded by the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Pacific Office - seeks to investigate the capacity of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau and the Marshall Islands to implement the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and to enhance implementation capacity.

Project members

Craig Forrest
Bill Jeffrey (University of Guam)