Waldemar Ossowski

Waldemar Ossowski – archaeologist, curator, certified diver. Graduate at Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology at the University of Nicolaus Copernicus. Dives since 1986, recently mainly as a professional diver. Since 1994 he has worked in the Underwater Research Department in Maritime Museum. His work is mainly based on boats and ships research, both in Polish sea areas and on inland waters. Author of over 80 scientific publications, outreach articles and two monographs about monoecious boats and river vessels. He headed the English underwater studies about “General Carleton” wreck, which sank in 1785 near Dębki in Poland. He was editor and co-author of a book publication, which presents the results of research of this ship, published in 2008. In recent years, he was involved in newly discovered archaeological objects in the vicinity of the port of Gdansk, in the “Dead Vistula” and studied the remains of a medieval ship called The Copper.

Previous Baltictech -Topic of the lecture: Recent archaeological shipwrecks research in the area of ​​the Port of Gdansk

Gdańsk for centuries was an important port to where thousands of ships were coming every year, both offshore from all over Europe as well as river ships from many harbours located in the Vistula basin. The shortcomings of the former navigation, ship building failures, wars and elemental power caused multiple ship disasters in the region of Gdańsk. In recent years, the historic entrance to the port of Gdansk in the so-called. Shipwreck Bay and in the Dead Vistula encountered a total of more than a dozen new facilities. The purpose of this talk is to present the first results of underwater archaeological presentation of conservation issues and outline prospects for future research.

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