The purpose of this page of the website is to provide one location within the IALA website for access to all the documents and other informationrelating to Heritage, Conservation and Civil Engineering matters or the work of Working Group 2 of the Engineering, Environment and Preservation of Historic Lighthouses (EEP) Committee. It is hoped that through the IALA website it will be possible to make this information available to a wider audience than is possible through the current system and that we will encourage the international exchange of information on all matters relating to the Heritage of our Historic Lighthouses. Many items of work within the scope of the working group are considered to be ongoing and therefore a request is made to all members of IALA or other interested parties for contributions to these items such as the History of Floating Aids, Preserved Lighthouse Tenders and Lightvessels on Building Conditioning of Historic Lighthouses.
An important driver for the work of our group is the need to provide guidance to IALA members on Heritage matters and in order to achieve this, it is agreed that involving as many members as possible is crucial for the working group to achieve its work programme. Not only that but through the contributions from Cultural or Heritage bodies and others interested in the long term future of the world’s historic lighthouses the important sharing of knowledge can greatly assist the process as can be seen by the success of the groups Workshop and Seminars. It is hoped that through this website page, members and non-members can discover the work of our group and be encouraged to participate either through a member’s representative participating in the meetings or for all interested parties to participate through submitting contributions to the work group, participating at future seminars or registering an interest with the working group chairman, currently Bob McIntosh at email@example.com or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another great aspiration of the working group is to provide a focus point to facilitate the establishment of a worldwide Network for Historic Lighthouse projects and LighthouseMuseums. Representatives are again invited to contact Bob McIntosh to establish a link as a first step in a possible future exchange of information with similar projects and like minded people.