Historic Marine Archaeological Assessments
Historic Marine Archaeological Assessments are conducted where proposed bottom-disturbing activities might impact submerged archaeological resources.
Marine Archaeological Assessments

C & C's marine archaeologists research a proprietary database for evidence of any ships that may have foundered in the lease area.

Clients benefit from C & Cís extensive experience expediting assessments cost-effectively, while complying with the most current government regulations.

In the Gulf of Mexico, guidelines on Historic Marine Archaeological Assessments are administered by BOEM / BSEE.

These assessments report the potential of foundered historic vessels (greater than 50 years old) being within the proximity of bottom-disturbing activities.

For water depths greater than 200 meters, AUV surveys with side scan sonar and subbottom profiler are normally performed and a magnetometer is not required. Deep Tow Systems and ROVs are acceptable, though less favored because of their higher overall costs and lower efficiency. For depths shallower than 200 meters, conventional ship-based surveys are typically performed.


Archaeological Assessment Reports include a map identifying potential shipwrecks and areas of proposed bottom disturbances. C & C archaeologists may recommend to avoid or further investigate archaeologically significant targets.




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