The application of the Submetrix ISIS 100 Swath Bathymetry system to the management of underwater sites

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Over the last decade analysis of the HMS Pomone wreck scattered below the Needles has aimed to correlate artefact positions with their terrain and aid research into the distribution process of the wreck-site. However, physical limitations faced by divers on the site have restricted progress. The search for a solution to the difficulties of archaeological surveying was resolved by the Submetrix ISIS 100 system when a bathymetric survey of the wreck-site was performed in a single day. It has provided a contoured terrain model that can aid further investigations and help plans for the future management of the site.

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