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Revealing the secrets of Cyprus: Ancient Akrotiri Project

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The Ancient Akrotiri Project team excavating one of the Roman buildings at Dreamer's Bay. [Crown Copyright, MOD 2017]

Hi I am Phil Abramson, a DIO Archaeology Advisor covering the north of England, Scotland…..and Cyprus! There are thousands of heritage assets on the MOD Estate. Many of these are designated sites of national and international importance whilst others are …

FISH-ing for ways to reduce MOD energy consumption

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Team Effort - receiving the 2017 MOD Sanctuary Award, Utilities Category - from L to R: Angela Ellison, DIO; Karen Craddock, Dstl; Andrew Leggatt, Trimetis; Jennifer Doran, Dstl; Tyrone Anderson, BAES.

Most of us probably don’t realise the real running costs of the various tools, equipment and technology support systems we use at work. The lighting, heating/cooling appliances, and other tools used by MOD staff in the office environment alone cost …

Ballykinler military heritage uncovered

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Sanctuary Award - Ballykinler Heritage Project [Crown Copyright, MOD 2017]

My name is Dr Heather Montgomery and I am a Project Officer for Material Cultures and Landscapes at the Living Legacies WW1 Engagement Centre located within the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's University Belfast (QUB).   I am …

Army Basing Masterplan to build sustainable communities and homes

Dr Sue Jordan at Bulford [Crown Copyright, MOD 2017]

My name is Sue Jordan, Senior Environmental Manager in DIO Safety, Environment and Engineering.  My colleagues and I work on a range of initiatives that protect and enhance the MOD estate worldwide.  My blog explains the range of partnership working …

Saving archaeology on Salisbury Plain - Silver Otter Award Winner

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Roy Canham, Sanctuary Silver Otter Winner 2017 [Crown Copyright, MOD 2017]

Our latest blog features the winner of this year’s coveted Sanctuary Silver Otter Award, Roy Canham, and his several years of work to preserve archaeology on Salisbury Plain. How can you co-ordinate military training on a site with some of …