SEARCH is a global leader in maritime archaeology, and we have the largest team of Qualified Marine Archaeologists (QMAs) in the US. We have completed hundreds of geophysical surveys, scientific diving investigations, and shipwreck, aircraft, and submerged historic structure assessments.
The US Navy and BOEM contracted us for major submerged cultural resources studies of the entire Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico coastlines. Together with the DPAA, we led the recovery of downed US service personnel in submerged contexts across the globe. We also explored iconic shipwrecks from Shackleton's Endurance, the "last American slave ship" Clotilda, and USS Nevada.
Our staff includes certified divers, and experts in historic shipwrecks, submerged pre-contact resources, remote sensing, conservation, maritime history, and storytelling.