Thursday, 20 July 2017

REALIZING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WORLD WAR II UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM - July 22

The Guam Museum, Guam Preservation Trust, UOG Anthropology, and UOG Sea Grant programs invite you to

REALIZING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WORLD WAR II UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM.

Date: Saturday, July 22
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Guam Museum, Hag├ątna
Fee: Free!

The Pacific Ocean contains a wealth of unique heritage. Beneath the depths of these waters are traces of human existence that span thousands of years and testify to the special human interaction with the coast and sea. This heritage includes ancient sunken villages, fish traps, sacred cultural sites, historical shipwrecks and aircraft, and "intangible" heritage related to voyaging, navigation, and utilization of the marine environment.

World War underwater cultural heritage in Asia-Pacific includes 3,800+ shipwrecks and aircraft, many of which tourists dive. These sites can also be "sacred" given that they can include human remains. They can also contain oil and munitions that may cause concern, particularly if sites are deteriorating.

This seminar includes a panel and specialized talks about the wonderful world of diving World War shipwrecks in the Asia-Pacific region and issues related to research and management.

For more information contact Marie Auyong (UOG Sea Grant) at auyongm@triton.uog.edu.

SCHEDULE DETAILS

10:00-11:00am: Introduction to Maritime Archaeology Panel. Nine presenters (eight listed below and a field school student) will provide a 5-min summary of his/her topic and answer questions .

11-11:30 am: Refreshments

11:30 am: "Underwater cultural heritage in the Philippines, including World War II shipwrecks." Bobby Orillaneda (Maritime Archaeologist, National Museum of the Philippines)

11:55 am: "Managing World War II underwater cultural heritage in Indonesia: Progress, challenges and opportunities." Zainab Tahir (Maritime Archaeologist, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia)

12:20 pm: "Underwater cultural heritage management in the Republic of Palau." Sunny Ngirmang (State Historic Preservation Officer, Republic of Palau)

12:45-1:45 pm: Lunch

1:45 pm: "Three-dimensional interpretation of World War II sites in Saipan."
Dr. Kotaro Yamafune (Maritime Archaeologist, President of APPARATUS, Japan)

2:10 pm: "Management strategies for underwater cultural heritage sites." Vicki Richards (Manager for Materials Conservation, Western Australian Museum)

2:35 pm: "Cast iron shipwreck cannon: Recovery and conservation." Jon Carpenter (Conservator, Western Australian Museum)

3:00 pm: Refreshments

3:20 pm: "Assessing artificial reefs and the natural environment." Kalle Applegate Palmer (High Tech High, California)

3:45 pm: "World War underwater cultural heritage in Chuuk and Guam." Dr. Bill Jeffery (Assistant Professor, UOG)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

USCG Auxiliary Meeting - Aug. 8

Monthly Meeting - August 8, 2017 
7:00 p.m., CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 127

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean Movie for $3

Fellow Auxiliarists,

All Coast Guard active duty, reserves, and C.G. Auxiliary members are invited to view the latest “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie for only $3.00 per person on Friday, June 23 (co-incidentally, Friday the 23rd is also the 78th anniversary of the founding of the C.G. Auxiliary). The movie is being shown at the Movie Theater on Naval Station and will begin at 1100; so, if you go, plan to arrive a little before that time.  You will need a valid AUX ID card or other military ID to be admitted to Naval Station, and any family member that wishes to accompany you will also need a valid ID.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

National Safety Month Water Safety Display - June 30

The National Safety Month Water Safety Display event will be held 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the NEX.  Please contact LTJG Larla Brown at 355-4951 or 688-0796 for more information.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

HAZWOPER Training- May 23, 31 & June 6

The Sector IMD staff will be conducting HAZWOPER Training on the following days: May 23, May 31 and June 6.  This an 8-hour course that is required annually for all hands.  The IMD staff will be using these courses to train additional instructors, so having full classes for each session will maximize their efforts and significantly benefit the trainees. Course materials are limited for each session.  If interested, please contact BMC Timothy Burns, USCG Sector Guam, Planning/Force Readiness, RFO & Training, at 1-671-355-4891 - desk or 1-671-689-9804 - cell.

USCG Auxiliary Meeting - June 13

June 13, 2017
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:  CALS Building, University of Guam, Rm. 127