Headland considers regulator and stakeholder engagement as a critical element in the success of any development. This is especially true in large infrastructure projects such as sub-sea cables and offshore wind farms. We therefore ensure there is expert briefing to the project EIA and design team prior to consultation meetings, and we maintain constant communication with regulators and stakeholders throughout the process.
Our services include baseline assessments, following on with archaeological input into marine geophysical and geotechnical survey specifications. Our early liaison with survey teams, to advise on the collection of data, ensures compliance of survey parameters with current professional guidelines. Our team also produces the concomitant Written Schemes of Investigation and Protocols for Archaeological Discoveries that are required for any activity that disturbs the seabed.
During survey campaigns, our maritime archaeologists are on standby to provide on-site advice in the event that something unexpected is discovered. We have a particular expertise in the archaeological assessment of large marine geophysical datasets and the integration of that data into the EIA process through a combined technical report, and ultimately the cultural heritage chapter of the Environmental Statement.
Our team of maritime archaeologists are fully qualified with extensive experience of all aspects of offshore, coastal and inland waterway works, and they hold current sea survival and offshore medical certification.