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CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)

Main Project Information
Presented By MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)
Goal To respond to the threat to England's coastal archaeology
Task Survey and monitor the archaeology of England's coastlines
Where England, United Kingdom
Description

CITiZAN is a national community-led project to tackle the alarming threat to England's coastal and intertidal heritage from tides, storms and rising sea levels.

Training and working with volunteers, CITiZAN surveys and monitors these nationally-important but vulnerable archaeological sites before they disappear. Armed with tape measures, buckets and mobile phones, volunteers create standardised records of exposed archaeological sites on the CITiZAN coastal survey app.

Hosted by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), the CITiZAN project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Trust and The Crown Estate, together with support from Historic England.

The three-year project operates across England from regional centres: with MOLA in London, with partners the Council for British Archaeology in York and the Nautical Archaeology Society in Portsmouth.

For more information about CITiZAN and local training opportunities and events visit the CITiZAN website citizan.org.uk. Download the IPhone and Android CITiZAN app via ITunes or Google Play.

Website http://www.citizan.org.uk/
Social Media
Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Several hours
Training Materials http://www.citizan.org.uk/resources/
Class Materials http://www.citizan.org.uk/resources/
Tags app, archaeology, citizen science monitoring, coastal, england, heritage, intertidal, storms, survey
Project Updated 05/23/2018