Next Geosolutions has secured EUR 1.25 million (GBP 1 million) mapping and survey contract with Naples Port Authority for the Archaeological Sites Mapping Project, based in the Port of Naples.
The project, which started in July and is due for completion by December 2016, will see Next Geosolutions carry out marine survey techniques including high-resolution bathymetry, morphology, shallow geology and magnetometric surveys of the Port’s internal waters.
Carlo Pinto, Next Geosolutions sales and marketing director said: “Securing this contract with Naples Port Authority is of strategic importance to Next Geosolutions and enables us to further develop our capabilities within the marine survey market.
“Application of geophysical survey techniques is best practice for detailed mapping of archaeological features on known archaeological sites, and within the Port of Naples, previous underwater and aerial surveys have shown numerous submerged archaeological remains.”
Marine archaeologists and professional divers will evaluate Next Geosolutions findings after excavation and exploration of the underwater sites.