Presenting SAMPHIRE at Marine Data day in Edinburgh

SAMPHIRE investigator John McCarthy gives an overview of the project to the workshop attendees - Photo by Hannah Smith

On Tuesday we went down to a marine heritage workshop at John Sinclair House in Edinburgh where we had the chance to give a brief presentation on the SAMPHIRE project as a example of the type of project generating data for the archaeological archives. The workshop was organised by with HES (Historic Environment Scotland) and MEDIN (the Marine Environmental Data & Information Network) with the aim of looking at the new role HES will be playing as a federated Historic Environment Data Archive Centre.

This is an area of major importance for marine heritage as it will help to ensure the future preservation of the data the communities on the west coast have helped us to generate. This will also make it easier for archaeologists and the public to access this data in the future.