Two members of staff from Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine have just returned from the biennial international maritime archaeology conference IKUWA V, held in Cartagena in Spain from the 15–19 October. The conference was held in the beautiful surrounds of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial on the Campus Muralla del Mar. John McCarthy and Andrew Roberts from our Edinburgh office travelled to Spain to present some of our exciting underwater photogrammetry and also the results of our west coast maritime community project SAMPHIRE to an international audience. 
Both talks were very well-received and it was an excellent opportunity to compare what Wessex Archaeology has been doing with similar projects globally. English Heritage were also in attendance and gave a presentation on the knowledge gained in recent years from work on England´s Marine Aggregate Areas, including a spotlight on the results of work by Wessex Archaeology in Area 240. We were delighted to be able to announce the publication of an article in the Journal of Quaternary Science summarising the work undertaken between 2008 and 2013 and the extraordinary discoveries of submerged prehistoric material in the Southern North Sea.
By John McCarthy