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Maritime Traditions in European Waters – What’s on?

International Conference from 9th to 11th October 2008 organized in consultation with European Maritime Heritage (EMH) to take place in the Hanseatic City of Rostock.

Preserving our maritime heritage is not only the objective of maritime museums. More than 200 old time sailing ships and about two million visitors can be counted every year during maritime events in the Baltic Sea Region. Many of those festivals are organized by the cities in Baltic Sail: Klaipeda (Lithuania), Halmstad, Karlskrona and Gävle (Sweden), Gdansk (Poland), Lübeck/Travemünde and Rostock (Germany). Their task is to save and to promote traditional shipping as one major part of our common maritime heritage. Traditional vessels are in the center of interest presenting themselves as ambassadors of their countries and their regional maritime heritage in operation.

Opportunities and best practice of these merrits of traditional shipping will be discussed by city representatives, organizers of harbour festivals, owners, agents or operators of traditional sailing ships, scientists of maritime and naval museums, representatives of cities or institutions representing world maritime heritage sites, national shipping authorities, institutions, associations or private persons interested in maintaining or simply displaying the maritime cultural heritage of Europe and especially the Baltic Sea Region.

Join the International Conference „Maritime Traditions in European Waters – What’s on?”. You’re very welcome. We are looking forward to see you in Rostock!


Programme Conference (PDF, 323 KB)
Registration Form (PDF, 26 KB)

Information about European Maritime Heritage (EMH)