Collectively Navigating Ocean Horizons 2024


Theme: Navigating Ocean Horizons: Collectively Building Combined Capacity, Interconnectivity, Advancing Research, Fostering Knowledge Exchange.

The vastness of the Pacific holds immense potential for sustainable development, scientific discovery, global well-being through connecting peoples and their origins through underwater cultural heritage.

As we sail into uncharted waters, it is crucial that we unite our efforts to both bridge gaps (geographical and knowledge based) to chart a course toward a more informed and resilient ocean future and management of Underwater Cultural Heritage.

Let us gather under the banner of “Navigating Ocean Horizons,” by committing to fostering collaboration, nurturing curiosity, and steering our collective efforts toward a healthier, more resilient ocean planet by exploring and understanding the wealth of our shared Underwater Cultural Heritage. Together, we can unlock the mysteries of the deep blue and ensure a legacy of collective stewardship for generations to come.

Join us on this voyage of sharing, where waves of knowledge meet the shores of action!


Details: The 2024 AIMA Conference will be held at the New Zealand Maritime Museum, Auckland on the 27th and 28th September. Prior to the conference there will be several special activities/events:


23–26 September: Workshops/tours.

26 September (evening): Welcome event.

27–28 September: AIMA Conference.


Call for sessions is now open and will close on 28 April 2024. 

Please contact the conference organisers at