Planet Beyond x IPF24 mini series

Preserving underwater history in the energy transition

Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM) (v2)


30 Apr 2024

The Planet Beyond team has been recording live from the International Partnering Forum (IPF) 2024 in New Orleans. In this first episode of six recorded at the event, we look at the role underwater archaeology plays in supporting offshore wind project development.

Jon Baston-Pitt speaks to explorer and diver Peter Tattersfield, founder of Kaxaan Nautical Foundation, and Jeff Enright, Senior Project Manager at SEARCH. They share some of the exciting discoveries they have made, and describe the importance of understanding our shared underwater history.

This episode highlights the challenges of finding and preserving submerged cultural heritage amid offshore wind project development from the initial planning to design phases, shedding light on the vital role played by stakeholder collaboration, community engagement , and responsible co-stewardship.


Jon Baston-Pitt, Fugro


Peter Tattersfield, Executive Director and Founder, Kaxaan Nautical Foundation

Jeff Enright, Senior Project Manager at SEARCH

Photo Credit: SEARCH

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