The First Virtual Meeting for the International Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH).

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On the 24th of September, ICUCH had its first virtual meeting which gathered underwater cultural heritage professionals from the five continents. Professor Emad Khalil contributed to the meeting as Egyptโ€™s representative in the ICUCH. The meeting discussed issues concerning greater advocacy against commercial exploitation cases of underwater cultural heritage, actions to support the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development, and established a World Heritage working group. The encouragement of young and emerging professionals to join the Committee was stressed, as well as a series of future activities and initiatives were presented. All participants welcomed the increasing role ICUCH is having in developing global solutions to the Worldโ€™s challenges through the understanding, study, and appropriate management of the underwater cultural heritage

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