Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is the largest multidisciplinary French-speaking university in France, with 80,000 students and nearly 8,000 staff on five large campuses that meet international standards. 

Aix-Marseille University is ranked as the first Euro-Mediterranean University  and a top-class higher education and research institution. It is the only University in France specializing in research and education in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology and runs the only Master Program in France dedicated to maritime and underwater archaeology (MoMArch- MA in Maritime and Coastal Archaeology – )

AMU hosts the UNESCO Chair in Maritime and Coastal Archaeology and is currently chairing the UNESCO Unitwin network for Underwater Archaeology (2023-26). In this context, AMU will organise the ecoRoute an international workshop, as the final open event of the project. 

AMU will participate in ecoRoute with three CNRS Laboratories and one Research Institute comprising a wide range of experts known in international level, specialising in key activities of the project :

Centre Camille Jullian – CNRS (UW archaeological research and training; connection with tourist industry & operators, public national/local entities; promoting green practices for managing UCNH sites & diving operations; impacts of climate change in UW and coastal cultural sites);

ARKAIA Institute of Mediterranean Archaeology (communication/dissemination in UW archaeology); CEREGE, the European Centre for Research and Teaching in Environmental Geoscience, (biodiversity, sustainable environmental/circular economy, climate change);

TELEMMe, Temps, espaces, langages, Europe méridionale, Méditerranée (marine protected areas, public actions/mechanisms for the conservation of biodiversity); 

LAMPEA, Laboratoire Méditerranéen de Préhistoire Europe Afrique (sustainable cultural tourism, bringing experience and lessons learnt from the reconstruction of the Palaeolithic Cosquer Cave recently opened to public –