Satellite remote sensing is well-established in archaeological research and heritage management. It allows rapid cost effective reconnaissance for site prospection and, via repeat imagery, allows identification of threats to, and impacts on, individual sites. Conventional approaches are based on optical (visible light) images and have been recently facilitated by the proliferation of free imagery from platforms like Google Earth. This type of approach was used by the recent HFF-funded Syria Benchmarking project which mapped, and assessed risk to, maritime heritage sites in the Syrian coastal zone. Whilst highly effective on land, this approach is less effective offshore. Since most light is either reflected or absorbed by water, satellites rarely provide useful images of the seabed and underwater cultural heritage. Consequently, their role in maritime heritage assessments has been limited to coastal or intertidal areas. However, improved processing techniques could redress this and extend the utility of satellite imaging further offshore. Firstly, additional processing can be applied to conventional imagery to calculate shallow (<30m) water depths (Satellite Derived-Bathymetry: SDB) thus giving a high-resolution model of the seafloor. Secondly, sediment suspended in the water column (Suspended Particular Matter: SPM) can be detected by satellites and can reveal the position of submerged shipwrecks because of disturbances they create in the normal pattern of sediment transport. SDB has rarely been applied to archaeology projects while SPM detection of wrecks has only been tested in the North Sea. Therefore, this project seeks funding to assess the capability of these techniques in enhancing site prospection and heritage management in the Eastern Mediterranean.