RPM Nautical Foundation was proud to co-host a dockside reception in Durres, Albania on June 14th 2019 with Mr. Auron Tare, Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage. The guests, which included the ambassadors to Albania of Spain, Croatia, Italy, Japan, and Russia, as well as representatives from several Albanian government agencies, were treated to a tour of R/V Hercules and a presentation by Auron, Jim Goold, and David Ruff (Research Associate, Institute of Nautical Archaeology). We were also pleased to host distinguished Albanian archaeologist Neritan Ceka. We hope that everyone in attendance enjoyed a behind-the-scenes look at how RPM uses remote sensing equipment to locate and identify submerged archaeological sites.
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