Foresight, threat analysis and risk assessment of the marine historic environment of England: English Heritage’s development of new approaches and tools to aid heritage management
Author(s): Ian Oxley
Natural processes and human activity impact on our heritage. Focussing on those areas and types of heritage that are least understood, most threatened, most significant and/or most valued by communities, English Heritage’s National Heritage Protection Plan provides a framework to further the protection, management and presentation of England’s historic environment.
Formal processes of foresight, threat analysis and risk assessment are considered to be fundamental to delivering the Plan successfully. English Heritage has developed a Heritage at Risk programme for sites with legal protection, including designated historic shipwrecks. Other mechanisms are essential to ensure that English Heritage is actively engaged in developing adequate intelligence about what is happening to the historic environment to inform the continuing and evolving implementation of the Plan.
This paper will describe such initiatives in relation to the marine historic environment of England and review their progress to date.
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Foresight, threat analysis and risk assessment of the marine historic environment of England: English Heritage’s development of new approaches and tools to aid heritage management. Ian Oxley. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428744)
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