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24th Annual Maritime Symposium

The general public, sport and tech divers, diving operators, historians, students, underwater archaeologists, preservationists and all others are encouraged to participate in the 24th Annual Maritime Symposium, co-sponsored by NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the University of Hawai'i Marine Option Program, and the Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation. This year's theme is: Evolving Landscapes in the Maritime World. Come join the discussions! What do marine protected areas have to do with heritage preservation and cultural identity? What are cultural seascapes? How can we manage and protect our heritage resources in near shore waters?

The symposium begins Saturday morning 8:00 AM. Participants must register to attend the Saturday and Sunday presentations (regular both days $75, single-day $40; military/student/teacher $30, single-day $20). Presentations include more than 24 speakers covering: living cultures and Hawaiian bio-cultural resources, native perspectives in conservation and stewardship, maritime cultural landscapes within NOAA's sanctuary system, maritime heritage resource management, African Americans in maritime history, new discoveries of underwater shipwrecks, aircraft and amphibious vessels, whaling research in Hawai`i, Pacific maritime history, international maritime exchanges and more. The symposium includes continental breakfast, informal receptions and pupus, informal BBQ, and field trip. Saturday night is a special event: keynote speaker Dr. James P. Delgado, director of NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program, presents "The Great Museum of the Sea" free and open to the public, 6:30-7:30 PM.

WHAT: 24th Annual Maritime Symposium "Evolving Landscapes in the Maritime World"

WHEN: February 16-18, 2013

Public keynote talk: Dr. James P. Delgado
Saturday February 16, 6:30-7:30 PM

Symposium presentations
Saturday and Sunday February 16 and 17, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Optional field trip for symposium participants at He`eia Fishpond
Monday February 18 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM with Paepae O He`eia

WHERE: NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries 6600 Kalaniana`ole Hwy, Suite 302 Honolulu HI 96825 (third floor of Roy's Restaurant building in Hawai`i Kai)

WHO: Co-sponsored by NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the University of Hawai`i Marine Option Program, and the Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands Foundation

Contact NOAA heritage coordinator Hans Van Tilburg (808-271-4187) for details hans.vantilburg@noaa.gov

Download the symposium announcement and learn more about the keynote speaker Dr. James Delgado.

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