Toward a Partnership for Maritime Archaeology in Canada: Atlantic Region Workshop 2021 is a proposal to bring together, for the first time, regional stakeholders (as representatives of the larger public) throughout Atlantic Canada for a partnership-building meeting focusing on maritime heritage. This project provides a valuable opportunity for academics, provincial and Indigenous governments, and various public and industry representatives to participate in an emerging national discussion centered on the creation of a partnership for maritime archaeology in Canada. While institutional, governmental and community organizations form part of the discussion, maritime archaeology in our province is very much a public affair. This nascent pan-Canadian partnership is in the preliminary stages of development (Dr. Kimberly Monk, PI Brock University) and has 4 primary objectives:
1) Improve research practice, promote inclusiveness and engagement, and enable education, innovation and cooperation in all aspects of maritime archaeology.
2) Unite the discipline across academia, government, industry, and community organizations, thereby leveraging facilities, sharing resources through multiple channels, and building on areas of strength.
3) Establish a national advisory council to address standards and guidelines, undertake strategic planning, inform policy and advise on national priorities.
4) Knowledge mobilization through the creation of the first cohesive study of the maritime archaeological landscape across Canada.