Strategies for protection of wooden underwater cultural heritage in the Baltic Sea against marine borers. The EU project `WreckProtect'

Charlotte Gjelstrup Björdal, David Gregory, Martijn Manders, Zyad Al-Hamdani, Christin Appelqvist, Jon Haverhand, Jörgen Dencker

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Abstrakt

Marine borers constitute a great danger to historical shipwreck in marine environments as they are able to decompose wood material in just a few years. Recently, there have been indications that the marine borer Teredo navalis is spreading into the brackish Baltic sea, where thousands of invaluable historical wrecks for centuries have had unique preservation conditions. The WreckProtect project was a coordination and support action funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program. The main objective of the project was to develop tools for predicting the spread of marine borers into the Baltic and to evaluate methods for in situ protection of the historical wreck and submerged settlements. This paper gives a summary fi nal report of the project and an overview of results.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)201-214
Antal sider14
TidsskriftConservation and Management of Archaeological Sites
Vol/bind14
Udgave nummer1-4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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  • Programområde 5: Natur og klima

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