Maritime Research & Consultancy can conduct research on submerged archaeological sites such as shipwrecks in a non-intrusive way.
This means that the underwater environment is not affected and only scanned with so called remote sensing techniques.
Multibeam sonar is used to gather bathymetric data from the shipwreck- or submerged archaeological site or for the creation of 3D terrain models.
Side-scan sonar is a category of sonar system that is used to efficiently create an 2D image of large areas of the sea floor.
Magnetometer surveys are conducted to establish the magnetic signature of the sites.
Sub bottom profiler surveys serve to provide information on the general geological stratigraphy on the sites and to indicate the presence of buried material.
Upon completion of the survey, all sonar data will be reviewed to identify anomalies. All sonar anomalies are then characterized and classified into three categories: geologic, man-made, or unknown.