PROFESSOR JACQUES DACCORD
Prof. Daccord is passionate about archaeological conservation
BLUE SHIELD, PARIS, FRANCE
He was once very active, diving and surveying. Then he discovered he had a bent for organization and politics, that meant UNESCO achieved more with less. As budgets bit, he became office bound, put on some weight and began to enjoy being one of the world's foremost experts in marine archaeology.
Jacques-Pierre is also the liaison between agencies, including many Blue Shield offices in France and Europe, MI6 and the CIA. Between them, they identify sites that might interest terrorists and treasure hunters, hence need protection.
The Professor works closely with Doctor Roberta Treadstone, their antiquities expert, working for The Blue Shield in the United Kingdom, stationed at Newcastle University. UNESCO, aims to protect marine artifacts, especially the cultural heritage from sunken cities, and treasures, that are obvious targets for theft and damage. Dr Treadstone is their link to the media, via Charley Temple, where Charley and Roberta share similar goals with Jacques Daccord.
The Professor has worked on a number of sunken towns and city sites, with a particular interest in surveying the sunken city of Alexandria, hoping they'd find Cleopatras resting place. Which did happen, thanks to John Storm following up on what they thought was a Nazi plot, but was actually a mix of scientists, and Knights, working to create a New World Order.
He has followed the exploits of John Storm, since the ocean adventurer rather spectacularly abandoned a race around the world, to rescue Kulo-Luna. Which is one reason why Blue Shield call on the ocean adventurer from time to time - where he gets the job done. The Professor knows of the Elizabeth Swann, because of the Ark, DNA database and the AI onboard, the envy of many a researcher.
HAGUE & WORLD HERITAGE (1972) CONVENTIONS
I. DEFINITION OF THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE
For the purposes of this Convention, the following shall be considered as "natural heritage":
It is for each State Party to this Convention to identify and delineate the different properties situated on its territory mentioned in Articles 1 and 2 above.
II. NATIONAL PROTECTION and INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION of the CULTURAL and NATURAL HERITAGE
Each State Party to this Convention recognizes that the duty of ensuring the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural heritage referred to in Articles 1 and 2 and situated on its territory, belongs primarily to that State. It will do all it can to this end, to the utmost of its own resources and, where appropriate, with any international assistance and co-operation, in particular, financial, artistic, scientific and technical, which it may be able to obtain.
To ensure that effective and active measures are taken for the protection, conservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage situated on its territory, each State Party to this Convention shall endeavor, in so far as possible, and as appropriate for each country:
(b) to set up within its territories, where such services do not exist, one or more services for the protection, conservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage with an appropriate staff and possessing the means to discharge their functions;
(c) to develop scientific and technical studies and research and to work out such operating methods as will make the State capable of counteracting the dangers that threaten its cultural or natural heritage;
(d) to take the appropriate legal, scientific, technical, administrative and financial measures necessary for the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and rehabilitation of this heritage; and
(e) to foster the establishment or development of national or regional centres for training in the protection, conservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage and to encourage scientific research in this field.
2. The States Parties undertake, in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, to give their help in the identification, protection, conservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage referred to in paragraphs 2 and 4 of Article 11 if the States on whose territory it is situated so request.
3. Each State Party to this Convention undertakes not to take any deliberate measures which might damage directly or indirectly the cultural and natural heritage referred to in Articles 1 and 2 situated on the territory of other States Parties to this Convention.
For the purpose of this Convention, international protection of the world cultural and natural heritage shall be understood to mean the establishment of a system of international co-operation and assistance designed to support States Parties to the Convention in their efforts to conserve and identify that heritage.
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