ADEDE was founded in 2000 by Bart van der Speeten primarily as a UXO services company. During ADEDE’s early years the former WWI battlefieds in Belgium were declared National Heritage which resulted in the addition of battlefield archaeology to our portfolio of professional capabilities. Simultaneously we added maritime archaeology to our offshore services to deal with the archaeology of UXO infested offshore development sites. We continuously invest in means and methods that enable us to perform our work more effectively and efficiently, resulting in our leading position when it comes to technical knowledge and equipment.

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We employ over 30 highly qualified geologists, geophysicists, archaeologists, UXO-experts, UXO-divers and maritime archaeologists. We have our own survey vessel, a fleet of support vehicles and various geophysical equipment for both on land and in water. We feel our scientific approach is the best way to stay on top of technological and methodological developments in our aim to be a flexible and costeffective partner for challenging UXO and archaeological issues worldwide.

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