Sunday, August 25, 2013

On 23rd August 2013 beach surveying activities were organized with children and supervisors from the non-profit organization ‘Youth Culture and Science’ (Jeugd Cultuur en Wetenschap) in the area of our test site for geophysical research in Raversijde. In this manner, we hope to get a clearer picture of the archaeological potential of this zone.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

On 4th and 31st July 2013 on board of the new Flemish research vessel Simon Stevin, a multibeam survey was conducted over various shipwrecks within the Belgian part of the North Sea. Click here for a photograph of one of the wrecks at a water depth of 33 m. The wreck shows a clear rupture near one end.

Friday, July 5, 2013

For the reconstruction of palaeo-landscapes in the North Sea and the selection of test sites for our geophysics research, on the 28th of June 2013 an inventory was carried out of fossil bone material from the collection of the Local History Museum ‘De Plate’ in Oostende (

Sunday, June 30, 2013

On Friday 14th June 2013 in Ostend, a study session was organized "Matinee at the sea- from the polders over the dunes and beach to the sea, a surprising archaeological journey". That day the new Relicta Monograph "Archeologisch onderzoek Raversijde 1992-2005" was introduced.

Friday, June 28, 2013

In the framework of the SeArch project, a protocol is being prepared for the dredging sector and the aggregate industry concerning the reporting of archaeological findings at sea. In order to determine the probability and possibility of coming across findings when using various dredger vessels, on 26th June 2013 we sailed onboard De Artevelde, a trailing suction hopper dredger from DEME that is used for deepening the port of Zeebrugge.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

On Friday 15th February, 2013 VLIZ (Flanders Marine Institute) organized its yearly Young Marine Scientist day in Bruges. During this event a hard copy of the online survey was disseminated amongst those present. In total 57 persons completed the survey. The results of this written survey will be compared with and added to the results of the online survey.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

In December 2012 and January 2013 an online survey was completed by the various stakeholders of the SeArch project, with the aim of determining the general opinion about underwater heritage. Themes such as the definition of underwater heritage, the policy and management of underwater heritage, protection criteria, access to underwater sites and/or information about underwater heritage, the archiving of data on underwater heritage, etc. were covered in the online survey.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

In order to increase the interest and knowledge among the greater public about marine and maritime archaeology, at the ‘Ostend at Anchor’ event in may 2013 ( an information stand was put up about the SeArch Project, the Kogge project and maritime heritage.

Friday, May 10, 2013

In the framework on the SeArch project a protocol is being prepared for the fishing sector concerning the reporting of archaeological findings at sea. In order to determine the probability and possibility of coming across findings when using various fishing techniques (bottom trawling, otter trawling…), on Wednesday 17th April 2013 we sailed aboard the Crangon, a prawn fishing vessel that makes use of an otter trawl.