The work that the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) does would not be possible were it not for the donations that have funded the creation of the Bodrum Research Center, the INA fleet, the endowed professorships at Texas A&M University, the endowment funds, and the more than 150 projects that INA and its associates have conducted around the world. The Institute of Nautical Archaeology thanks those who have made a difference, from our directors, who contribute substantially and annually, to our members, who give generously, and our partners, sponsors, and friends who all support INA in various ways.
Since 1976, INA’s headquarters in the United States has been located at the College Station campus of our principal partner, Texas A&M University. Through the University, and in particular through the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of Anthropology, the Nautical Archaeology Program, and the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation (CMAC), and with the assistance and partnership of the Texas A&M University Foundation, INA directors raised and donated funds that the University matched to create the Nautical Archaeology Program’s endowed chairs and fellowships that are now held by some of the world’s top nautical archaeologists. The Nautical Archaeology Program, through its faculty and students, has been the primary means by which INA projects have been carried out through the decades. INA is also fortunate to work with the Texas A&M University Press, which through its publishing program, and with the specific support of the Ed Rachal Foundation, has been able to create the premiere publication series in nautical archaeology in the United States, if not the world.
Since the beginnings of underwater archaeology, the National Geographic Society has been at the forefront of support for many important scientific explorations and excavations, including a number of major INA excavations and research projects at Uluburun, Yassıada, Kyrenia, Serçe Limanı, Pabuç Burnu, Tektaş Burnu, Kızılburun, Mombasa, Sadana Island, Bajo de la Campana, and many others since the 1960s. National Geographic has also been there, both as a magazine and as a television broadcaster, making it possible for INA to share what we find with the world.
INA also recognizes the Turkish Institute for Nautical Archaeology (TINA), another major partner, strong ally, and friend. This partnership in particular underscores the importance of Turkey and its significant nautical archaeological heritage to the work of INA. Other major partners include countries that grant INA researchers permission to work on sites under their jurisdiction. We specifically wish to thank the following nations:
Albania | Bahamas | Bahrain | Bermuda | Bulgaria | Canada | Cayman Islands | Cyprus | Dominican Republic | Egypt | Eritrea | France | Georgia | Greece | Haiti | India | Israel | Italy | Jamaica | Japan | Kenya | Lebanon | Malta | Mexico | Morocco | Netherlands | Panama | Poland | Portugal | South Korea | Spain | Sri Lanka | Syria | Turkey | Turks and Caicos | Ukraine | United Kingdom | United States of America | Vietnam
INA would also like to thank its institutional supporters and collaborators, which include libraries, museums, educational organizations, academic programs, and charitable funds:
American School of Classical Studies | Archaeological Institute of America | Bermuda Maritime Museum | Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology | Canadian Conservation Institute | Centre Camille Jullian | Columbia River Maritime Museum | Cornell University | Corning Museum of Glass | The Discovery Fund | East Carolina University | Flinders University | Heidelberg University | Institute for Aegean Prehistory | Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund | Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The National Endowment for the Humanities | National Maritime Historical Society | Spanish National Museum of Underwater Archaeology (ARQUA) | National Taiwan University | Nautical Archaeology Society | NAUTICOS | Rosenberg Charitable Foundation | San Antonio Area Foundation | Texas Historical Foundation | University of Cincinnati | Universite de Montreal | University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology | University of Southampton Highfield | The University of Texas at Austin | Western Australian Maritime Museum