How do we best survey and monitor underwater wrecks and waterlogged munitions (including the SS Richard Montgomery)?


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Related UKRI funded projects

  • Digital Network for Nautical Archaeology

    Ships were both complex machines and also the embodiment of the aspirations, ambitions and hopes of the maritime communities which built and sailed them. Understanding and interpreting the archaeological remains of such ...

    Funded by: AHRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Wales Trinity St David

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project focuses on the use of digital tools for nautical archaeology, which could be applied to survey and monitor underwater wrecks and waterlogged munitions.