Archaeological monitoring of construction projects is a requirement of modern planning, whether on land or at sea. It is a protocol devised to facilitate the observation of material of archaeological significance during the development process. ADCO’s archaeologists have played a key role in identifying and recovering material of significance. For example, the discovery of a Bronze Age logboat at Gormanston, Co. Meath, was made while monitoring the GAS 2025 Subsea Interconnector and the Duncannon Bar shipwreck was also discovered while monitoring capital dredging in Waterford Harbour.

  • Discovery, excavation, and recovery of the Gormanston Logboat, Co. Meath. Click Here
  • Discovery, survey, and test-excavation of the Duncannon Shipwreck, Waterford Estuary.

The detection of archaeologically significant material may result in further archaeological work, including on-site investigation and/or excavation. ADCO’s proven ability to identify possible sites and deploy our dive team rapidly to carry out meaningful and effective assessment has minimised the potential for down-time on numerous marine development projects, and has facilitated the maintenance of overall project schedules.

ADCO has a broad range of experience in monitoring projects and our personnel are capable of undertaking this type of work within the complete range of monitoring environments, as part of marine, lacustrine and land-based operations.