The network has just published our research agenda in the open access Heritage Journal. This paper outlines the aims of the Rising from the Depths and describes the co-creation of a challenge-led research and sustainability programme for the study of Marine Cultural Heritage in eastern Africa.

You can access the paper here:

Heritage | Free Full-Text | Rising from the Depths Network: A Challenge-Led Research Agenda for Marine Heritage and Sustainable Development in Eastern Africa (

Various images from scoping meetings showing UK based researchers meeting UNESCO, NGOs, individual stakeholders, scientists and children in East Africa

Scoping meetings with a wide range of academic, community and marine stakeholders including (from bottom right clockwise): academics and researchers based in the UK; UNESCO officials, NGOs and government representatives at a State Parties session in Paris; community leaders at the Ilha de Mozambique; the Bidi Wa Kasi women’s group in Mida Creek, Kenya; ocean scientists at the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute; lawyers from the Nairobi Law School; as well as school children in Kilwa, Tanzania (centre).

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