Identifying and managing the effects of coastal and offshore developments upon cultural heritage has gradually become a standard requirement within the UK over the past 15 years. Cotswold Archaeology is now able to provide the full range of marine heritage consultancy services to clients, curators and government, with in-house experience of working for most of the offshore development and heritage sectors, including:

  • Renewable energy generation (wind, wave and tidal)
  • Marine aggregates
  • Port and marina developments (including capital dredging)
  • Linear schemes (pipelines and cable routes)
  • Flood and coastal defence schemes
  • Strategic studies
  • Heritage research and management.

Drawing on the existing expertise within our Consultancy team, we are able to adopt a seamless approach to cultural heritage assessment that incorporates both terrestrial and marine aspects of a development. This incorporates the full range of projects, from national strategic studies to small-scale marina developments, and covers most of the sea areas and coasts of the UK.

Services provided include:

  • Consultancy
  • Scoping and appraisal studies
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Regional Environmental Assessments (REA)
  • Desk-based assessment (DBA)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Cultural Heritage Chapters for Environmental Statements
  • Impact assessments
  • Mitigation Plans and Written Schemes of Investigation (WSI)
  • Wreck research
  • Archaeological interpretation of marine geophysical data
  • Foreshore and inter-tidal walkover surveys
  • Foreshore and marine watching briefs
  • Strategic research and guidance
  • Heritage management advice
  • Marine geophysical survey
  • Marine geotechnical studies, including scientific dating and deposit modelling
  • Archaeological diving services, including tracked diver survey

For further information contact Michael Walsh.