We are delighted to have formed a partnership with the Institute for Digital Archaeology, based in Oxford. The Institute is headed up by Roger Michel who has a particular interest in Anglo-Saxon studies. As well as financial support (for which we are very grateful), the Institute has huge expertise in digital imaging and visualising ancient artefacts and are helping with our scientific programme, where we are measuring and recording each component of the ship to the nth degree. The Director of Technology at the Institute, Alexy Karenowska is currently supporting our research into the metallurgy of the original iron rivets that held the ship together.
We hope and expect our association to go on until the sea trials. And we are going to make sure that both Roger and Alexy get an early chance to take part in those trials!