Project Partners The Queen Anne's Revenge Project is a cooperative effort led by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that seeks to investigate, interpret and preserve the remains of the Blackbeard's flagship. In doing so, the project helps historians paint a better picture of the Colonial period in North Carolina by shedding light on the wider political and economic systems of the time. The project would not be possible without the contributions of many partners: The Underwater Archaeology Branch is part of the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology. The Branch manages the state's underwater cultural resources by investigating and documenting underwater archaeological sites and maintaining records on more than 5,000 historically documented shipwrecks and other water-related topics. The North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort offers a taste of coastal cultures and maritime history. Exhibits feature the state’s rich seafood industry, life-saving stations and lighthouses and sailboats and motorboats. The Museum is the official repository for artifacts recovered from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge. Nautilus Productions has obtained underwater footage of the infamous pirate Blackbeard's ship throughout the project, and it may license the use of its stock footage. The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, part of the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, is dedicated to ensuring sustainable marine and estuarine fisheries and habitats for the benefit and health of the people of North Carolina. East Carolina University is one of the 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system. Located in Greenville, N.C., ECU has one of the leading maritime history and underwater archaeology programs in the nation and hosts the QAR Conservation Lab. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration enriches life through science. NOAA's services include daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, fisheries management and coastal restoration and are all designed to support marine commerce. The National Marine Sanctuaries serve as the trustee for the nation's system of marine protected areas, to conserve, protect, and enhance their biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy. The Sanctuaries are part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is a private non-profit organization that was created to assist the federally-managed National Marine Sanctuary Program with education and outreach programs designed to preserve, protect and promote the nation's marine sanctuaries. L-3 Communications has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government, our allies and leading corporations throughout the world. As a top ten defense contractor in the world, L-3 knows the critical role its products and services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide.