The CIPAC’s coordinator of the Underwater Archeology Program (PROMARS), Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Torres has participated in the work meeting of the Unesco/Unitwin Network for the network on June 19.
Dr. Torres has presented general information about CIPAC, its staff, research lines, infrastructure, teaching and dissemination actions. He has also presented the scope and perspectives of the project that begins in Colonia del Sacramento, in which a cooperation agreement was signed between UdelaR/CURE/CIPAC and the Intendencia de Colonia.
We’ve observed that the historic neighborhood of Colonia del Sacramento was nominated as World Cultural Heritage (WCH) in 1995 and ten years later (2005), its bay and island area were included in the Indicative List for nomination as world heritage. In 2018, in the interest of the intention of Colonia and the local Office of the National Heritage Commission (CPCN / MEC), CIPAC was requested to participate in the composition of a cooperation agreement for the realization of the basic studies, which include the identification, evaluation and enhancement of maritime and underwater cultural heritage in the area defined in the 2012 Management Plan and the Tentative List.
On the other hand, Dr. Torres, in an executive meeting of the Unitwin Network, has expressed our concern with the difficulties that the University currently faces for scientific research aimed at Underwater Heritage, and the losses that this represents for the country.
Financing: Mobility and Exchanges Academic Program (CSIC / UdelaR) and government of France.