As a result of the LIDAR and historical documents we now have an absolute location for the site of the Norman fort which we are told William garrisoned his men for two years after the Battle of Hastings (French sources). We need to do geophysics on this site and the adjacent shore line to see if we can locate the boats which the Bayeux Tapestry tell us were beached in rows at the port site.
We have known this for some time but now need to locate University or student assistance where the work can be part of a documented project that can probably earn the people involved a phd, if not worldwide fame, if we locate the Invasion fleet.
We are a group of 190 people who can do all the donkey work. We just need some experts in geophys (magnetometry to start with) who have the equipment to guide us through the work and deliver the data to be processed. I personally have over six months resistivity experience and cannot imagine magnetometry is any more difficult to execute on the site. However this is a very large site and needs time from dedicated people to do it – we have those people in our group. If anyone knows who would oversee this work and provide the equipment please let me know at the contact details. It would cost someone who has the equipment nothing to do the work and they get the glory:) and if nothing is found nothing is lost BUT the fleet is there because the documents tell us its there. Put the word out lets get this finished its been going on too long.