2020 Projects

Fieldwork & Research Projects

In 2020, INA committed $200,000 in support of more than 20 new and continuing archaeological projects around the globe. INA research is driven by the graduate students and faculty of Texas A&M University’s Nautical Archaeology Program, as well as by INA Affiliated Scholars and Research Associates. Some of the projects on deck for 2020 are:

North America

  • Mid-Atlantic Logboat Registry
    USA | John Broadwater (Archaeological Society of Virginia)
  • Seneca Lake Survey
    USA | Art Cohn (INA/Lake Champlain Maritime Museum)
  • Gaspe Bay Survey
    Canada | Chris Dostal (INA/Texas A&M University) & Carolyn Kennedy (Texas A&M University)


  • Assessment of USS H-1 Seawolf
    Mexico | Rich Hendren (Texas A&M University)
  • The Last Schooners Project
    Canada | Ben Ioset (Texas A&M University)
  • Yukon River Steamboat Survey
    Canada | John Pollack (INA)


  • Albania Shipwreck Excavation at Joni (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Albania | Staci Willis (INA/Houston Community College)
  • Santo Hieronimo Excavation
    Croatia | Jose Casaban (INA) and Irena Radić-Rossi (INA/University of Zadar)
  • Egyptian Boats and Coffins
    England, Germany | Douglas Inglis (Texas A&M University) & Caroline Arbuckle McLeod (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Kaukana Underwater Survey
    Italy | Massimo Capulli (INA/University of Udine)
  • Vendicari Maritime Landscape Project
    Sicily | Justin Leidwanger (INA/Stanford University)
  • Capistello Shoal Project
    Sicily | Alba Mazza (The Getty Villa)
  • Iberian Shipbuilding and Design
    Spain | Richard Borrero (Texas A&M University)
  • San Bartolomé  Excavation
    Spain | Jose Casaban (INA)
  • Ribadeo Project (INA Discovery Fund Recipient)
    Spain | Miguel San Claudio  (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Kumluca Bronze Age Shipwreck Excavation
    Turkey | Cemal Pulak (INA/Texas A&M University) & Hakan Öniz (Akdeniz University)
  • Yassıada Amphora Study (Van Doorninck Grant Recipient)
    Turkey | Justin Leidwanger (INA/Stanford University)
  • Rigging of Yenikapı Shipwrecks Study (Van Doorninck Grant Recipient)
    Turkey | Orkan Köyağasıoğlu (INA)

Ongoing Research
In Turkey

  • Yassıada Byzantine Shipwreck
    Fred van Doorninck (INA)
  • Uluburun Late Bronze Age Shipwreck
    Cemal Pulak (INA/Texas A&M University)
  • Bozburun Byzantine Shipwreck
    John McManamon (INA) and Fred Hocker (INA/Vasa Museum)
  • Tektaş Burnu Classical Greek Shipwreck
    Deborah Carlson (INA/Texas A&M University)
  • Pabuç Burnu Archaic Greek Shipwreck
    Elizabeth Greene (INA/Brock University)
  • Ertuğrul Ottoman Frigate
    Berta Lledó (INA) & Tufan Turanlı (INA)
  • Kızılburun Late Hellenistic Shipwreck
    Deborah Carlson (INA/Texas A&M University)
  • Yenikapı Shipwrecks Project
    Michael Jones (INA/Koç University) and Cemal Pulak (INA/Texas A&M University)