Nautical Archaeology Society

Nautical Archaeology Society

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is dedicated to advancing education in nautical archaeology at all levels; to improving techniques in recording, conservation and reporting; and to encouraging the participation of members of the public at all stages and all ages.

A champion of best practice in archaeology underwater and on the foreshore through its internationally acclaimed training scheme, outreach projects and the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. The NAS is a charity committed to the research, conservation and preservation of maritime cultural heritage.

The NAS was formed to further interest in our underwater cultural heritage. They are a registered charity based in the United Kingdom, but with strong links to like-minded organisations around the world.

Want to get involved?
Why not take a look at the various opportunities we can offer you to get yourself involved in nautical archaeology. From our award winning training programme, through to fieldschools, conferences, events and projects, talks and childrens activities.

NAS Course Participant

"I have been to a range of courses and this ranks up there with the best. Most professional, informative and enjoyable."

An international organization
The NAS is an international organization with training partners around the globe. For a map of all of the current NAS partners please click here.

It doesn't stop there
The NAS also administers awards, has its own membership, an online shop for all your nautical archaeology needs, runs regular competitions and has various opportunities for volunteers.

Not sure where to start?
Don't worry the NAS can offer you advice on research, fieldwork, and general guidance on working on the industry, as well as how to get involved and gain that all important experience.

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