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Membership Benefits

Today there is a greater need than ever before to support the work done by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA). With funding for research and archaeological fieldwork always in short supply, INA depends on friends like you to help us protect the world’s underwater cultural heritage and promote ethical scholarship. Becoming a member is one of the best ways to support our efforts to survey threatened areas, excavate historically significant sites, conserve and display recovered artifacts, publish our findings, and educate the public. Join INA today and become a patron of discovery!

  • Print issues of The INA Quarterly, now in its fifth decade
  • Monthly e-news via the INA Insider, featuring behind-the-scenes field reports and announcements about upcoming lectures, publications, and book signings
  • 50% discount on membership in the National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS) which includes four issues of Sea History magazine
  • 30% discount on nautical archaeology titles from Texas A&M University Press
  • 20% discount on membership in the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) which includes two issues of the International Journal of Nautical Archaeology (IJNA)
  • 10% discount and free shipping on merchandise and apparel available through INA’s online store
  • An INA logo gift specific to your level of membership


Join at this level and receive the benefits of INA membership, as well as a gift featuring the INA logo and a color photo from an INA excavation.



Join at this level and receive all the benefits of Diver membership plus a DVD featuring an INA project.



Libraries, museums, and educational organizations receive all the benefits of Diver membership and an acknowledgement in the INA Quarterly as a supporting institution.



Join at this level and receive all the benefits of Surveyor membership as well as a select piece of INA merchandise.



Join at this level and receive all the benefits of Excavator membership plus a replica artifact.



Join at this level and receive all the benefits of Seafarer membership plus a book autographed by INA Founder Dr. George F. Bass.



Join at this level and receive all the benefits of Explorer membership plus the opportunity to join INA’s annual meeting as an Associate Director.

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  • Please add $15 for residents outside the U.S. and Canada
  • Students and military personnel are eligible for a $15 discount with proof of current status
  • If your institution produces a publication that can be exchanged for the INA Quarterly, ask us about reciprocal memberships!
  • INA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; U.S. donors are eligible to receive a tax deduction for gifts to INA