Heritage Survey


The EGS Group can call on the expertise of Cosmos
Archaeology to provide advice on matters relating to maritime
archaeology and underwater cultural heritage.


EGS Heritage Surveying Services

Desktop reporting on predicted types, extent, condition and significance of underwater cultural heritage
Legislative compliance requirements with respect to underwater cultural heritage
Site identification
Underwater cultural heritage site inspection, survey, excavation and removal
Assess quality of remote sensing techniques for their suitability to identify underwater cultural heritage
Detailed underwater site mapping

Heritage Surveying Services

The EGS Group can call on the expertise of Cosmos Archaeology to provide advice on matters relating to maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage. Cosmos Archaeology has extensive experience in projects relating to capital dredging, pipeline and cable routes as well as berth works.

EGS’s Services include:

  • Desktop reporting on predicted types, extent, condition and significance of underwater cultural heritage
  • Legislative compliance requirements with respect to underwater cultural heritage
  • Site identification
  • Underwater cultural heritage site inspection, survey, excavation and removal
  • Side scan sonar, gradiometer, multi-beam sonar and seis-mic profiling interpretation for the presence of underwater cultural heritage sites
  • Assess quality of remote sensing techniques for their suitability to identify underwater cultural heritage
  • Detailed underwater site mapping

Maritime archaeology is the study of humanity’s involvement with the sea. Maritime archaeology involves documenting and assessing structures and cultural deposits buried under, resting on, or built into the seabed as well as the intertidal zone and the immediate foreshore. Such maritime heritage assets are constantly under pressure from:

  • Port development
  • Reclamation projects
  • Cable/pipeline laying operations
  • Dredging

It is often the case that seabed development projects undertake their marine geophysical surveys before or independently of the environmental/archaeological studies, leading to increase of cost and duration of overall project.

EGS’s expertise in high resolution marine geophysical data acquisition and interpretation combined with Cosmos Archaeology’s extensive knowledge of maritime archaeology will assure that your project is completed in a cost effective and timely manner and in full compliance with Australia’s environmental and heritage laws without compromising any engineering requirements.

EGS own a large pool of state of the art survey equipments and employ survey techniques such as:

  • Multibeam Echosounding Bathymetry
  • High Resolution Digital Side Scan Sonar Imagery
  • High Resolution Seismic Reflection Profiling
  • Magnetometry

Subsea Visual Inspection

Wreck Survey

ROV Visual Inspection and Subsea Photogrametry

High Resolution SSS Survey

The co-operation and working relationship between all parties during all phases of this project has been a text book example of how to conduct survey operations etc.

Holland, Geoff

I just wanted to take the opportunity presented by the end of survey data acquisition activities to say thank you and well done on the excellent performance of the EGS team through the execution of the works to date. Whilst I’m mindful that there is still much to do in terms of tide gauge recovery, data processing and deliverable preparation – the performance of all personnel involved to date from EGS and Broadsword has been exemplary and particularly, the professionalism and attention to detail of the site team. It’s also been particularly pleasing to see this complicated and challenging scope completed in such a competent and hassle-free manner.

Rhys Jones

I would like to thank you for this excellent survey. Your team was professional and knowledgeable. It was a pleasure to work with them.

Philippe Hubert

On behalf of TOTAL E&P PNG and InterOil, we would like to express our gratitude for the efficient operation of the survey as well as safe and timely return to Port Moresby. It was a pleasure working with you all on the ground. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Anton A Safronov

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