Canada | After two-year pause, underwater archaeology resumes at site of Franklin Expedition wrecks
After two years of pandemic delays, Parks Canada's Underwater Archaeology Team has returned to the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site in Nunavut to conduct archaeological work related to the exploration and conservation of these fabled ships.
The team will deploy state-of-the-art remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for under-the-ice inspections of the sites and surrounding sea floor. The dives will be carried out with the logistical support of Inuit Guardians, who help integrate Inuit knowledge into protecting and monitoring site operations. Dives will record and map the sites and allow archaeologists to assess the condition of the wrecks.