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 Embassy in Ankara | American Journal of Archaeology | American Research Institute in Turkey | American School of Classical Studies | Archaeological Institute of America |Archaeology Odyssey | Australian National Maritime Museum | Bilkent University | Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology | Bucknell University | C. Elizabeth Wagner Charitable Fund | Cal Dive International | Canadian Conservation Institute | Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation | Centre Camille Jullian | Centre d’Arqueologia Subaquatica de Catalunya | College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University | Communities Foundation of Tampa Bay | Cornell University Library | Corning Museum of Glass | Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA | Council of American Maritime Museums | Département des recherches archéologiques subaquatiques et sous-marines (DRASSM)| Ed Rachal Foundation | Evans Library at Texas A&M University | Gabinete De Arqueologia | Hartley Library at University of Southampton | Heidelberg University Library | Honor Frost Foundation | Institute for Aegean Prehistory | Institute for Cultural Studies of Ancient Iraq | Instituto Universitario Orientale, Departimento di Studi Asiatici | International Journal of Nautical Archaeology | Israel Antiquities Authority | Istanbul University Research Fund | Kemper Educational and Charitable Fund | Langworthy Foundation | Maritime Archaeological & Historical Society | Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research of Texas A&M University | Musee National de la Marine Bibliotheque | Museo Nacional De Arqueología Subacuática | Museum International, UNESCO Sector for Culture | Muzeum Archeologiczne | National Board of Antiquities | National Endowment for the Humanities | National Geographic Society | National Maritime Heritage Program of the National Park Service | National Maritime Historical Society | National Museum of China | Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University | Nautical Archaeology Society | Nautical Research Guild | Nauticos | Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam | Oregon Archaeological Society | Oriental Institute | Palmarina Bodrum | Partner University Fund | Program In Maritime Studies, East Carolina University | Rahmi M Koç Museum | Rosenberg Charitable Foundation | RPM Nautical Foundation | Sackler Library | San Antonio Area Foundation | Shell Seekers | Subsalve, Inc. | Taiwan University Library | Texas A&M University Archives | Texas A&M University Press | Texas A&M University, Division of Research and Graduate Studies | Texas Historical Foundation | Texas State Library and Archives Commission | The Boeckman Family Foundation | The Discovery Fund | The PAST Foundation | Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona | Republic of Turkey | Turkish Institute of Nautical Archaeology (TINA) | UNESCO, Cultural Heritage Protection Treaties Section | Universite De Montreal | University College London Library | University of Cincinnati Langsam Library | University of Haifa | University of Texas at Austin | University of Trondheim | Wiener Foundation | Woodenboat Library