Key aims and expertise
The Underwater Archaeology Research Centre (UARC) was established at University of Nottingham in 2004.
The Centre has a particular expertise in rapid underwater survey, using cutting-edge optical and acoustic techniques, to create accurate 3D visualisations of submerged sites.
The research team have experience of producing large scale photo realistic 3D models of maritime sites covering up to eight hectares in size, having worked on the Pavlopetri Project in Greece, surveying the oldest submerged town in the world. Current work includes mapping the sunken 17th-century town of Port Royal in Jamaica.
Academic research is focused on the study of submerged settlements including sunken cities and lake dwellings.
UARC is currently involved in a range of projects, both freshwater and maritime, and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Underwater Archaeology in the Department of Classics and Archaeology.
Egadi Islands Survey, Italy
Pavlopetri Underwater Archaeology, Greece
High Resolution Survey of Port Royal, Jamaica
Presence in the Past, Egypt