Mezha: Moskva cruiser has become an object of underwater cultural heritage of Ukraine

Mezha: Moskva cruiser has become an object of underwater cultural heritage of Ukraine. “Hit by the Ukrainian Navy Forces, the Russian flagship of the Black Sea Fleet Moskva missile cruiser, which sank after being damaged with Neptun missiles, became an object of underwater cultural heritage of Ukraine. According to the UNESCO Convention, all traces of human activity on the bottom of the Black Sea, within the economic zone of Ukraine are its property. Therefore, Moskva missile cruiser was entered in the register of underwater cultural heritage of Ukraine under number 2064.”

The Conversation: AI spots shipwrecks from the ocean surface – and even from the air

The Conversation: AI spots shipwrecks from the ocean surface – and even from the air. “In collaboration with the United States Navy’s Underwater Archaeology Branch, I taught a computer how to recognize shipwrecks on the ocean floor from scans taken by aircraft and ships on the surface. The computer model we created is 92% accurate in finding known shipwrecks. The project focused on the coasts of the mainland U.S. and Puerto Rico. It is now ready to be used to find unknown or unmapped shipwrecks.”

Malta Independent: Through virtual reality, the general public can now visit underwater cultural heritage sites

Malta Independent: Through virtual reality, the general public can now visit underwater cultural heritage sites. “The project features 10 sites, where each site is given a detailed description and videos which show the sites in great detail. The project is in collaboration with the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), the University of Malta and Heritage Malta, with an investment of €100,000 over three years.” I can’t find a link to the actual site in the article! It’s at https://underwatermalta.org/ . Also, the headline kind of makes it sound like you need a VR headset to use the site. You don’t, it’s a great explore even without.

UC San Diego: UC San Diego Launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology

UC San Diego: UC San Diego Launches Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology. “The Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology envisions serving as the central research hub and institutional platform for students, faculty, and other researchers working on understanding the relationship between people and the sea, as well as climate and environments worldwide. The center plans to share its discoveries through a state-of-the-art database and website, publications and peer-reviewed studies, press releases, and possibly through future exhibits at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.”

Digital Archive for Ironclad CSS Georgia Now Available

This might be just new-to-me, but I think it’s new: the CSS Georgia now has a digital archive at the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. “The CSS Georgia Project Digital Archive is a repository for digital materials related to the Civil War shipwreck archaeological investigation in the Savannah River. This collection currently includes educational resources, public outreach materials, videos, and photographs. This archive is a work in progress and will continue to grow.”