South Carolina-BOEM Cooperative Agreement Preliminary Results

Author(s): James D. Spirek; Daniel M. Brown

Year: 2016


In 2014, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Office of Renewable Energy Program (BOEM) signed a Cooperative Agreement with the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium to explore potential Wind Energy Areas (WEA) offshore South Carolina’s portion of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The aim of the project is to conduct geophysical and archaeological survey of seafloor 11-16 miles offshore North Myrtle Beach and Winyah Bay to explore the possibility of developing future WEAs. The project consists of a remote sensing survey utilizing a suite of marine electronic instruments. Certain areas of the survey will be refined for paleolandscapes, shipwrecks, and objects of archaeological and historical significance to be ground-truthed later by members of the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Maritime Research Division and BOEM. This paper provides a summary of fieldwork and preliminary results as well as projected outcomes and goals for future projects off South Carolina’s OCS.

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South Carolina-BOEM Cooperative Agreement Preliminary Results. James D. Spirek, Daniel M. Brown. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434689)

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