Wrecks on the Seabed R2: Assessing Evaluating and Recording (U86)
The project comprised the development and testing of a number of methodologies for the rapid assessment, evaluation and recording of wreck sites. The main aim of the project was to provide industry, regulators and contractors with a framework for the incremental, decision-oriented investigation of wreck sites and with guidance on their archaeological assessment, evaluation and recording. The objectives were:
- Develop and refine methodologies for assessing, evaluating and recording sites in deeper water.
- Assess the effectiveness of undertaking archaeological recording using remote operated vehicle (ROV) and geophysical techniques only.
- Assess environmental issues (e.g. depth, distance from port, fetch) in respect of working on sites in deeper water.
- Assess infrastructure issues (e.g. anchoring, tow cable handling, umbilical handling) in respect of working on sites in deeper water.
Year two of Round two of the Wrecks on the Seabed project comprised deep water ROV survey of three wrecks. This dataset relates to the third of these wrecks, a First World War German U-boat - U86 - and comprises databases relating to the Wessex Archaeology DIVA dive recording system, GIS shapefiles for the tracklogs of the ROV and video stills from the survey.