NAS Courses

Kernow brings you NAS (The Nautical Archealogical Society)

Contact:-   John Parlour 07980 542044
Chris Lobb 01726 842230


Introduction Course
The one day introduction course includes a pool based practical session for divers or a dry equivalent task for non-divers. Cost £25.
Aimed at introducing nautical archaeology to divers and non-divers, and to promote their interest in the subject. It provides a broad-based view of the subject by covering a wide range of topics.
The objectives of the course are that participants should: have been introduced to the basic principles and scope of nautical archaeology appreciate the importance of our nautical heritage and the need for the recording, protection and preservation of the underwater heritage have been given the necessary knowledge to undertake a basic pre-disturbance site survey
The emphasis during the practical sessions is on surveying and recording. In addition, the theory component stresses the need for the conservation and preservation of the underwater cultural heritage. The format involves a one day course (usually over a weekend) which is conducted by approved tutors and instructors. Certain parts of the course can be adapted to suit the special requirements of the individual groups taking part.
The minimum diving qualification level for those taking part in the pool exercises is CMAS l-Star or equivalent, e.g. BSAC Club or Ocean Diver, SAA Open Water Diver, or PADI Open Water.
The ‘Introductory’ course is not examined and participants are provided with a certificate of attendance only.
NAS Part 1
There are still some places available on the NAS Introduction to Foreshore and Underwater Archaeology Course which will be held on Saturday 3 March 2007 at DDRC, Derriford. There is currently (for 2007) a special rate of £25 for this one day course. If you are interested please let me know by email / text or call discuss. If you can’t make this date the next Introductory course in the SW will be in Tiverton on Sunday 29 April 2007

Day 1

Project case study of a local site
Dating methods and site interpretation
Introduction to wreck recording techniques
Practical session using the wreck recording form on sheltered site
De-briefing session

Day 2

Introduction to 3-D survey programmes
Survey practical
Data processing using the 3-D survey software programme
Intro to Finds Handling and the problems associated with waterlogged material
Finds handling workshop
Project logistics and safety
Introduction to the NAS Wreck Recording Project and other NAS Projects

For more information visit the NAS website