The Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)) assigned a research project to MR&C in 2015. The project involved desk research, a qualititative research and evalution among amateur archaeology divers and sportdivers in the Netherlands. The aim of this qualative researchproject was to highlight the needs and wants of this group of enthusiastic divers.The RCE wanted to better understand their wishes concerning diving on (historical) shipwrecks, their opinion on and knowledge of the Cultural Heritage legislation. And also their knowledge of the RCE organization and how the divers would like to start, continue and/or improve collaboration with the Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency.
On November 13th 2015, the RCE organized a symposium for these amateur archaology and sports divers. The results of the research were presented and the RCE discussed with the divers about the subjects mentioned above. One of the main goals of the RCE is to find (new) ways of better communicating and collaborating with the amateur- and sportsdivers groups in the Netherlands.
See also the E-magazine of the RCE on this symposium: MP05-NL Dec 2015 ed.5
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