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The Vrouw Maria Underwater project
One of the main aims of the Vrouw Maria Underwater project was to improve the accessibility of the site by methods other than raising the wreck.
Access was increased by means of a fieldwork blog, a virtual simulation and the digitisation of artefacts raised from the wreck. Improving accessibility was particularly important as the wreck of the Vrouw Maria is located in a specially restricted zone in Finland's Archipelago National Park and is also surrounded by a protected area under the Finnish Antiquities Act, which means that no recreational diving to the wreck is permitted.
The aims of the project were: