Since 1974, 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, and 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 Archaeological Program, through its faculty and students, have 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.
INA has also been supported for many years, by the RPM Nautical Foundation which works to survey important waters and provides INA with the opportunity to excavate significant sites they encounter. 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 and states that grant INA researchers both permission to and the privilege of working on sites under their jurisdiction. We specifically wish to thank the following nations:
ALBANIA | BAHAMAS | BAHRAIN | BERMUDA | BULGARIA | CANADA | CAYMAN ISLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM | 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 | SYRIA | TURKEY | TURKS AND CAICOS | UKRAINE | UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | VIETNAM