In the past the Trust has participated in a number of research projects, funding most of the diving and providing a dive tender for the Studland Bay wreck Project in the 1980’s.
The Trust founded The Poole Harbour Heritage Project Ltd, [PHHP] in September 2000 which, as a registered charity, instigates, carries out and supports archaeological research related to the Poole Harbour area. The Poole Harbour Heritage Project is currently engaged in a major archaeological survey of the Harbour and its environs. Research has been under taken on the Green Island Causeway and on Green Island.
The Poole Harbour Heritage Project (PHHP) is the working arm of the Trust, which is actively involved in research and exploration of parts of Poole Harbour and its environs that are considered to be of particular interest. It has active links with ongoing local archaeological work and with the local diving community who have interests complimentary to the project’s work. The PHHP has been looking at a number of interesting aspects of the Harbour’s history, and hosted the fascinating “Ship Wrecks of Poole Harbour” seminar day in 2013.
The East Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS), established for over 30 years, is an amateur society based in Wimborne, which is actively engaged in all aspects of archaeology and historical research. Of particular interest is the EDAS work on the brick kiln on Brownsea Island and the Clay Canal in Lytchett Bay.