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New website for the African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education (AIMURE)

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AIMURE at The Scuba News

The African Institute for Marine and Underwater Research, Exploration and Education (AIMURE) was established in October 2012. It is an entirely independent successor of a former institute that was created in 1999. The AIMURE is a non-profit (NPO) and non-governmental organisation (NGO) that is registered with the South African Department of Social Development. The AIMURE was created tostimulate and support African marine, maritime and underwater studies.

The main objective of the AIMURE is to actively develop and pursue projects that promote research, exploration and education related to the marine, maritime and underwater environments. With the recently created website, which is online as of today, AIMURE is targeting new partnerships and sponsors to successfully realize its objectives through research and educational projects, as well
as scientific publications to reflect the outcome of these projects. AIMURE is renowned for projects in the field of maritime archaeology through the work of its present CEO Dr Bruno Werz. In due time, the Institute would like to expand its research programme and include projects that deal with the full scope of underwater, marine and maritime studies, such as: oceanography, limnology, hydrographic surveys and marine biology.

The address of the website is www.aimure.org where more information about the AIMURE can be


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Bruno Werz studied in the Netherlands, where he obtained a doctoral degree in history, followed by a DLitt in maritime archaeology. During the late 1980s, he was appointed a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town and established underwater archaeology in southern Africa. He undertook numerous projects, including the excavation of sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest shipwreck in Namibia. Werz is also the discoverer of the oldest artefacts ever found underwater in the world. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/bruno-werz/

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