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The online Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) is a 501c3 non profit organization incorporated in 2004. Its mission is to assist and promote the use of the Internet by ethical professional, student, and avocational underwater archaeologists. In support of that goal the MUA helps underwater archaeologists present their research to the general public by creating web based museum style exhibits as well as announce their latest projects. The MUA will also propose and work toward creating new online resources for research and sponsor a blog to share ideas.

While underwater archaeology is the MUA's primary focus it will also present material on maritime material culture as well as discuss techniques and topics on web page development. Through such discussions the staff at the MUA seeks to encourage others to create their own online presentations.