DAN Europe is proud to support UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in a Regional Training Course in Uderwater Archaeology being held in Antalya, Turkey, from 6 to 19 June 2011.
DAN is proposing to all course participants its well-tested and worldly known Oxygen Provider course, designed to train and educate divers in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury.
This represents for DAN another opportunity to promote its culture of safety among divers through appropriate education programs and through the collaboration with important institutions.
The two-week UNESCO course aims at establishing a basic understanding of underwater archaeology among government heritage officials and archaeologists of the invited countries and at promoting the scientific standards of the 2001 Convention.
The UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001) ensures comprehensive protection of underwater cultural heritage through clear legal and operational rules, in addition to setting a scientific work methodology in its Annex. In the course of the UNESCO Regional Meeting in Istanbul which took place in October 2010, it was generally acknowledged that many of the countries of the region require reinforcement of their capacities in order to adequately protect their archaeological sites under water.
More info: www.unesco.org