Sami Paakkarinen 2000

Future of Finnish maritime archaeology seminar and survey

We wish to welcome divers, clubs and associations, museum and cultural environment professionals, companies focusing on maritime archeology and underwater construction and mapping, researchers, universities, public organizations and other interested parties from all over Finland welcome to participate in the workshop as well as to participate in the survey.

As a background for the workshop, we have prepared a survey, by answering which you have the opportunity to influence the workshop program and share your thoughts on the future of Finnish maritime archaeology.

The survey provides a background for the future workshop, provides ideas for its implementation and topics for its small groups. We want to hear what is thought about Finnish maritime archaeology, what topics are interesting, who does it, where it is implemented and what is expected from the future. All the answers are of great help.

You can participate in the survey even if you do not attend the workshop. Answer the survey by March 20, 2022.

The answers to the survey will be processed anonymously and the identity of the respondent will not be known to the organizers of the survey at any stage. The survey can be answered in Finnish or English. It takes about 15 minutes to answer.

Answer the survey

To answer in English, change the language from the menu in the upper right corner.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 2 to 5 pm as a Teams remote event. The workshop will include presentations on the topic, a presentation of the preliminary results of the survey, as well as small group work and discussion on various topics related to maritime archaeology.

You are welcome to attend the workshop, even if you do not participate in the survey. Register for the workshop by March 20, 2022.

During the workshop, five copies of the History of Maritime Archaeology will be drawn among the participants. Prizes will be sent to the winners upon completion of the work in December 2023.

Register for the workshop

The workshop and survey were organized by the National Board of Antiquities, the Finnish Divers Association, the Finnish Maritime Archaeological Society and the Universities of Helsinki and Turku. The survey and workshop are related to the Finnish Heritage Agency's project to publish the history of Finnish maritime archaeology, which is funded by the Antero and Merja Parma Foundation.

The results of the workshop and the survey will be compiled in the section presenting the future prospects of the Finnish Archaeological History Database to be published in 2023.

More information:

Päivi Pihlanjärvi, Finnish Heritage Agency, +358 295 33 6209

Sallamaria Tikkanen, Finnish Heritage Agency, +358295 33 6312