Fluidity and Connectedness in the Pacific: Maritime Cultural Landscapes and Seascapes

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  • The Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project: in-situ preservation techniques for wooden shipwrecks (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Cassandra M Philippou. Vicki Richards. Peter Veth. Jennifer Rodrigues. Debra Shefi.

    The Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project (AHSPP) is a three-year national project funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Researchers and cultural heritage managers from ten Australian state, territory and federal partners and three universities have collaborated to investigate the long-term efficacy of reburial and stabilisation of heavily impacted submerged timber sites. The AHSPP has focussed on two significant wooden shipwrecks: the colonial trader Clarence...

  • Best Practices for Managing UCH on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Dave Ball.

    Located along the western boundary of the continental United States, the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf holds a vast array of potential archaeological and historic resources, resources which must be considered during the federal permitting process for offshore renewable energy.  In order to better manage these resources and take into account potential adverse effects that could occur as a result of offshore renewable energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is undertaking a...

  • Can Artificial Reef Wrecks Reduce Diver Impacts on Historic Shipwrecks? A Case Study from Australia (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Joanne L Edney. Dirk HR Spennemann.

    Wreck diving is an increasingly popular activity, and has seen increasing numbers of divers visiting historic shipwreck sites. In some cases this has led to adverse impacts on these sites. A range of management strategies are used to manage diver impacts, ranging from exclusion to limiting the number of divers. Another strategy that deserves closer evaluation the use of artificial reef wrecks. Artificial reefs wrecks are popular attractions, and the number of vessels being sunk as dive sites has...

  • The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast: A Cursory Site Assessment of WWII Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexis Catsambis. George Schwarz.

    Between June 9-13, 2014, a joint Dive Exercise between the U.S. Navy and the Indonesian Navy was undertaken on the site believed to be the wreck of USS Houston (CA-30) as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Indonesia 2014. The 182m wreck, located in Banten Bay within the territorial waters of Indonesia, sank in combat during the Battle of Sunda Strait, resulting in one of the greatest losses of life associated with a single sinking event in U.S. Navy history. During the exercise,...

  • Interpretive film and television public service announcements: documenting and protecting the Battle of Saipan (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer F McKinnon. Toni Carrell.

    WWII in the Pacific is a particularly difficult subject as it consumed not just the world powers battling for water and land, but also the Indigenous and civilian communities whose island homes were the backdrop for the war. This paper illustrates the process of creating an interpretive film and public service announcements that are a multi-vocal and inclusive in their content and message. An 18-minute interpretive film about Saipan’s WWII underwater heritage and several short public service...

  • The Meaning Of The Offshore: The Role Of Islands In The Maritime Cultural Landscape Of Peru (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Carlos Ausejo. Vicente Cortez.

    The authors will present their research about the relationship of the islands to the mainland in Peru, emphasizing the islands role as sacred places, economic spaces, and harbors for oceanic crossroads. This paper will present the close relationship between the islands and the Andean mainland over time, from prehispanic times to present day, including a panoramic view of the role and value societies place on the islands located in the Peruvian offshore. Using written sources such as ethno...

  • Technology for Underwater Heritage: Mapping World War II Sites in the Pacific (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter W. Kelsey.

    The National Park Service is investigating large scale yet highly accurate distributed models that could assist preservation activities across the Pacific. Recent innovations regarding reality capture and computer modeling technologies specific to the marine environment, including LiDAR, SONAR and photogrammetry are providing value to heritage projects in the Pacific. The first comprehensive survey of the USS Arizona ship and memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii since 1984 began in November of 2013...

  • Whaleships as Workplaces: An Industrial Approach to Shipwreck Interpretation (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jason Raupp.

    Pelagic whaling ships of the early to mid-nineteenth were workplaces which incorporated complex industrial processes that resulted from wider social, cultural and technological changes. Unlike vessels employed in other seaborne trades, whaleships were self-contained and fully integrated industrial platforms that incorporated both the equipment necessary to carry out whaling operations and the domestic spaces that became a meager home for officers and crews for up to five years. The unique nature...