SEARCH is pleased to announce the publication of the H.L. Hunley Recovery Operations, edited by Robert Neyland and Heather Brown, US Naval History and Heritage Command. This first volume in a series, 17 years in the making is a comprehensive archaeological report that documents the recovery of the Civil War Submarine H. L. Hunley as well as the analysis of the objects, hull components, crew remains, and personal effects.
SEARCH is honored to have had Jeff Enright contribute GIS mapping, data analysis and data presentation for this volume, and to have two Maritime Archaeologists, Ivor Mollema and Jason Burns work on the recovery operations.
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Anne V. Stokes, President and CEO of SEARCH Inc. (Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc.), is one of Orlando Business Journal’s 2015 class of CEOs of the Year honorees.
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The Air Force Civil Engineer Center has awarded SEARCH a $48 million Blanket Purchase Agreement for cultural resources management services that will include various projects over the next five years. SEARCH will provide archaeology, architectural history, and ICRMP support throughout the United States and the US Territories.
Inc. magazine listed SEARCH on its 34th annual Inc. 500 | 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.
"The story of this year's Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg.
The US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District has awarded SEARCH a $25 million cultural resources services Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) that will include multiple various projects over the next five years. SEARCH will provide archaeology, underwater archaeology, and historic architecture support to the Mobile District and the South Atlantic Division's (Mobile, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, and Wilmington Districts) customers on Civil Works and Military projects anywhere in the United States (including Hawai'i and Alaska), Central America, and South America.
SEARCH is pleased to announce that the Inventory and Analysis of Coastal and Submerged Archaeological Site Occurrence on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf report has been selected for an Outstanding Resource Document award from the California Association of Environmental Professionals. ICF International (ICF) led the multidisciplinary team that included SEARCH and Geoarchaeological Research. The study presents data on significant archaeological sites, Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs), built environmental resources, shipwrecks, potential culturally sensitive submerged landforms, coastal and submerged site potential, and paleolandscape reconstructions.
The award will be presented at the 2015 California Association of Environmental Professionals Conference held in Santa Barbara, California in March.
PIANC Dredging and Port Construction Guidance Document Published with USA Contributions by SEARCH and USACE Mobile District
The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) has released the publication "Dredging and Port Construction: Interactions with Features of Archaeological or Heritage Interest." Researchers from eight countries contributed case studies to the report; the USA was represented by the USACE Mobile District and SEARCH.
The publication is free to download and can be found here:
PIANC is a worldwide non-political and non-profit technical and scientific organization established to promote both inland and maritime navigation by fostering progress in the planning, design, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of inland and maritime waterways and ports and of coastal areas for general use.
SEARCH is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as an Affiliate Member in the United States Gulf of Mexico (US GoM) Diving Safety Work Group.
The US GoM Diving Safety Work Group is a "focused, non-competitive and non-commercial group of oil and gas operators, transmission companies, commercial diving companies, supporting subcontractors, organizations, and industry stake holders." The group provides a unified voice to promote and improve diving safety, through:
- Identification and sharing of best practices
- Identification of solutions to industry challenges and issues
- Review and comment of existing and proposed standards and guidelines
- Providing input to the regulators and industry associations
SEARCH's Maritime Archaeology division, SEARCH2O, is looking forward to sharing its unique experiences in archaeological diving with this diverse group of professionals.
SEARCH wins a $3 million, five-year contract to provide a variety of cultural resource services to the Florida Department of Transportation, District 2, which encompasses 18 counties throughout Northeast Florida.