Dive into history at IKUWA6


SRA Information Technology (SRA) are excited to be sponsoring the sixth International Congress on Underwater Archaeology (IKUWA6) which is being held outside Europe, in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.

IKUWA6 is being held at the Western Australian Maritime Museum, in Fremantle from Monday 28th November until Friday 2nd December.

2016 marks the 400th Anniversary of Dutch seafarer Dirk Hartog landing in Shark Bay, WA. His landing was the first recorded landfall by a European in WA, and the inscribed pewter plate he left behind to commemorate his voyage in 1616 is the earliest archaeological evidence of a European visit in Australia. Hartog’s landing heralded the beginning of a series of explorations by English, Dutch and French navigators, many of whom called at Shark Bay and charted its waters.


IKUWA6 is an excellent opportunity for southern and northern hemisphere practitioners to interact directly and exchange research, knowledge, ideas and cross-cultural perspectives with international colleagues from around the world.

The conference theme Celebrating Our Shared Heritage supports a broad, internationally focused agenda and offers a great opportunity for IKUWA to reach new audiences; stamp its mark on the Asia-Pacific region; and exchange research, knowledge and ideas with international colleagues from around the world.

The program includes educational and informative conference sessions, poster presentations and some exciting field trips.

SRA became involved with IKUWA through the Australian National Shipwreck Database (ANSDB).  The Department of Environment and Energy worked with SRA Information Technology (SRA) to develop the ANSDB.

Launched in December 2009, ANSDB provides information on all known shipwrecks and sites in Australian waters, including related images and recovered relics.  It provides divers and site managers with location environment information, including historical passenger and crew documents.

ANSDB incorporates an integrated management system to facilitate online permit applications and notifications.

For more information visit:


Australian National Shipwreck Database

SRA Information Technology


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