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National Plan

The Green Paper was prepared in 2009 by a commission of experts made up of representatives of the Ministry of Culture, through the General Subdirectorate for the Protection of Historical Heritage and the National Museum of Underwater Archeology. ARQUA, the Autonomous Communities and Universities, in order to analyze the situation of underwater archeology in Spain and establish guidelines and programs for the management of this heritage.

The Green Paper provides the tools for achieving the objectives of the National Plan which provides for a decalogue of measures ranging from documentation and inventory of underwater archaeological heritage to the physical and legal protection of the most emblematic underwater archaeological sites on our coast , through training in this field, and collaboration agreements with the Ministries of Defense, Home and Foreign Affairs.