In 2015, we have launched the “Virtual Open-Air Museum of Wrecks in the Gulf of Gdańsk” project, financed with the funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk. This website with 3D models of wrecks from the Gulf of Gdańsk, accompanied with their descriptions, constitutes one of the achievements of the project.
By the end of 2016, we are planning to post 13 wrecks from the Gulf of Gdańsk on our “Virtual Open-Air Museum” website. In the following years, our “Open-Air Museum” will be enriched with 3D models of new wrecks of wooden vessels.
All wrecks presented on the “Virtual Open-Air Museum of Wrecks in the Gulf of Gdańsk” website are subject to legal protection. The wrecks are located within the basin (maritime area) administered by the Maritime Office in Gdynia. Diving on the sites is permitted with the prior consent of the Maritime Office in Gdynia. Claims are processed by Maritime Measurement Department of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.
The "Gulf of Gdańsk Shipwreck Virtual Open-Air Museum" website (www.wsw.nmm.pl) has been created under the "Gulf of Gdańsk Shipwreck Virtual Open-Air Museum. Recording and Inventory of Underwater Archaeological Heritage" scientific research project, co-financed with the funds from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.