Geophysical Survey


For the Archaeological Services in Relation to Marine Protection project, the archaeological assessment of geophysical survey data played a key role in confirming the wreck sites locations, gaining understanding about the condition of the wrecks sites, and informing diving investigations. For some wreck sites, Wessex Archaeology’s Geoservices team took to the water to gather the required geophysical survey data. However, for other wreck sites, existing data was processed and archaeologically assessed. Geophysical survey data included sidescan sonar, magnetometer, and multibeam.