Guidance of Nautical Archaeology Standards

Naughtical Archaeological Society

The ideal place to learn about Marine Archaeology

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) wants to allow everyone to benefit from the unique and fascinating resource that is the world’s maritime heritage. It was fundamentally established ‘to further research in nautical archaeology and publish the results’.

NAS is a UK based charity (Registered in England No. 1039270 English Registered Charity No: 262209 and Scotland No: SC040130) and a limited company (registered in England No: 1039270), but it also has strong links to other organisations around the world which work together collectively to promote the cause on a global scale.

NAS is dedicated to advancing education on nautical archaeology to everyone –its members, the general public and across the global archaeological sector. To this end it publishes a quarterly member’s newsletter Nautical Archaeology.

If you want to place or remove any objects from the seabed or did in the sand you may well need a licence from the MMO

What Marine Management Organisation does

We license, regulate and plan marine activities in the seas around England so that they’re carried out in a sustainable way.

MMO is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Historic England sets out the arrangements which are in place for the management of marine heritage, and explains Historic England’s role.

Managing the Marine Historic Environment

Historic England has worked with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to deliver the marine planning system set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, including the UK Marine Policy Statement; a reformed system of marine development licensing; the identification of Marine Conservation Zones; and the integration of cultural heritage within the management of inshore fisheries within 6 nautical miles (nm).

We are a specialist advisor to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for the English area of the UK Territorial Sea.