conservazione in situ dei manufatti archeologici sommersi
One of the most important and challenging issues of Underwater Heritage is its protection, which has been solved, until today, in almost every case with the recovery of the objects from their site and their preservation on land. This difficulty is mainly due to the lack of knowledge and, above all, to the absence of techniques and materials suitable for the conservation and the exploitation in situ of finds. The Comas project was born to address these issues, aiming to develop new materials, techniques, and methodologies for the conservation and restoration of underwater archaeological sites in their natural environment, according to those criteria normally applied to the monumental heritage on land. Our contribution to the project is the development of an opto-acoustic camera designed to support underwater restorations.