In March 2009 Historic Environment Projects, Cornwall Council (HE Projects) was
commissioned by English Heritage through the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF)
to carry out an initial theoretical study resulting in an Updated Project Design (UPD) to inform field trials of different types of marine magnetometer in controlled conditions. The
main part of the theoretical study was carried out by the project team of external maritime and/or geophysics specialists.
This study was commissioned by English Heritage and carried out by the projects team of Historic Environment, Environment and Heritage, Cornwall Council and experts Kevin Camidge, Peter Holt, Luke Randall and Armin Schmidt.
The aim of the theoretical study was to enable a better understanding of marine magnetic data, leading to enhanced interpretation of magnetic survey data.
The main objectives of this stage of the project were as follows:
• to undertake a theoretical study of literature relating to the use of magnetometry in
surveys of the marine historic environment;
• to report on the results of the theoretical study; and
• to highlight areas where practical trials are needed to resolve issues
Download a copy of the project report: