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ANCHOR Program: Promoting Sustainable Diving on our Nation's Underwater Cultural Heritage

Author(s): Kara D Fox

Year: 2016

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This year, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary introduced a new partnership initiative called the ANCHOR program (representing Appreciating the Nation’s Cultural Heritage and Ocean Resources). ANCHOR was developed with the intent of promoting responsible and sustainable diving on North Carolina’s underwater cultural heritage sites. This program, originally established as the "Blue Star" program by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, is meant to form active partnerships with dive operators, educate the diving community about shipwreck preservation, and support maritime heritage tourism for local economies.  This presentation will outline the purpose of ANCHOR, the progression of the program, and the results of ANCHOR to-date.


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ANCHOR Program: Promoting Sustainable Diving on our Nation's Underwater Cultural Heritage. Kara D Fox. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434353)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America