Now in our fifth year of providing students and scholars with the support they need to study material data that illuminate the human relationship with the sea, KUDAR continues to grow with a generous new line of support from Caroline Koç, enhancing our infrastructure, field research, and resources for additional students and scholars. Since 2017, we have maintained a cohort of students from Türkiye, Europe, and North America, built a library collection of approximately 300 volumes, and hosted four post-doctoral fellows in collaboration with ANAMED, the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations. In addition to two international workshops, our past guest lecturers have visited from the Spanish School of History and Archaeology in Rome, Bilkent University, the National Museum of Denmark, the Newport Medieval Ship Project, the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, and the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia. We are currently leading or participating in numerous field and museum research projects in Türkiye and Italy, and our students are pursuing MA and PhD research on women’s creation of ship graffiti, Roman-era maritime landscapes of Montenegro, ancient and medieval amphorae, vernacular shipbuilding methods in Italy, and combining 3D printing with responsive materials and the curation of maritime collections. With Caroline Koç’s generosity, we are able to build on this foundation and potential, continue to support innovative new research by students and scholars, and plan new programs for the future.