This week we speak with our partner Felipe Cerezo
, Professor, Post-Doctoral Research at Cadiz University (Andalusia, Spain) and TIDE project partner about his views on the project.
Cadiz is an Atlantic market leader in the way in which it has combined telecommunications, mathematical modelling and marine archaeology. The University of Cadiz has wide experience in Atlantic transnational projects and they will lead the development of the TOOLKIT. They will also play a major role in advising on submarine visitor attractions and providing expertise in telecommunication systems, heritage management and dissemination of maritime cultural heritage. Furthermore, Cadiz will provide the basis for the Napoleonic multi-region tourism packages. On the one hand, Cadiz Bay has shipwrecks from the Battle of Trafalgar and it will exchange experience with Donegal (IE), Devon (UK) and Madeira (PT) to develop new visitor attractions. On the other hand, Cadiz was the major port connecting Europe and the Americas in the 15th Century and will work with Devon, Madeira and and Derry & Strabane (UK) on Atlantic migrations.
Why did you decide to join TIDE?
Cadiz is located between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Nevertheless, the heritage focus has mainly been placed on the Phoenician Era and the historical relationship with America. It seems a nice opportunity to explore the possibilities of our European Atlantic shared heritage.
What do you expect from the project?
As an academic institution working on maritime and archaeological heritage, it is very interesting to identify the problems, interests, and needs related to this type of heritage in other countries and to search for joint solutions in different contexts.
What is the contribution of your organization to the project?
The creation of a TOOLKIT that will help others to identify, evaluate and activate their maritime heritage in a responsible and sustainable way, and the development of the underwater telecommunications technical solutions and prototypes for the implementation of a pilot project related to underwater heritage.
Have you identified any good practices that will be shared among the partnership?
How will you benefit from this interregional cooperation?
By fulfilling one of its main purposes, transferring knowledge and experience to other public or private agents, and by expanding the field of investigation and the institutional contact network, increasing the opportunities for collaboration and research.