This policy brief was produced for the UK National Commission for UNESCO by Helen Maclagan, UKNC Director for Culture; with expert input from John Gribble, Director for Sea Change Heritage Consultants Limited; Mike Williams, Visiting Research Fellow for Plymouth University, and Sue Davies, Cultural Heritage Consultant. The UKNC staff lead was Moira Nash.
The views contained in this policy brief are those of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and do not necessarily reflect those of the UK Government or the individuals or organisations who have contributed to this report.
The Impact Review was funded by English Heritage and the Honor Frost Foundation and managed by John Gribble. Andrea Blick and the UK National Commission for UNESCO acted as Project Executive.
The UK UNESCO 2001 Convention Review Group created to undertake the Impact Review brought together a multi-disciplinary team and comprised: John Gribble (Director, Sea Change Heritage Consultants Limited); Dr Antony Firth (Director, Fjordr Limited); Mike Williams (Honorary Professor, Institute of Archaeology, University College London and Visiting Research Fellow, Plymouth Law School, University of Plymouth); David Parham (Senior Lecturer: Maritime Archaeology, Bournemouth University); Dr Simon Davidson (Coastal and Marine, Wessex Archaeology); Tim Howard (Policy Manager, Institute for Archaeologists); Dr Virginia Dellino-Musgrave (Maritime Archaeology Trust); Ian Oxley (Historic Environment Intelligence Analyst (Marine), English Heritage); and Mark Dunkley, (Maritime Designation Adviser, English Heritage). The list of Royal Navy losses between 1605 and 1945 was created by Jessica Berry of the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust.
Joan Porter MacIver, Executive Director of the Honor Frost Foundation provided invaluable support and assistance in the Review’s production.
The Impact Review benefited from extensive consultation, both in the UK and internationally, in the cultural heritage and legal sectors.