NHHC Underwater Archaeology Internships

The Underwater Archaeology Branch at the Washington Navy Yard offers a variety of internship opportunities for students wanting to learn about Maritime archaeology and getting hands on experience in a federal archaeological program. NHHC offers a year round internship with flexible schedules and opportunities to count towards college credit. Internships focus on four objectives which may include: Archaeological Research, Policy Development and Cultural Resource Management, Conservation and Curation, Public Outreach and Information Dissemination.

Opportunities also exist through various programs such as NREIP, AAA internship, and PPIP. These highly competitive internship programs are supported through academic and professional organizations in which NHHC has partnered with to provide summer internships. For more information, feel free to message this post, pm, or visit each respective website below to learn more about a specific program, their application periods, and requirements.

-NHHC Internship: https://www.history.navy.mil/get-involved/internships.html
-NREIP: https://nreip.asee.org/ (applications opening in August for summer 2019)
-AAA Internship: http://www.americananthro.org/LearnAndTeach/Content.aspx… (summer 2019 applications open January)
-PPIP: http://ppip.tamu.edu/Internships (Open to Texan A&M University students)


Submerged Prehistory Offshore

The role of Seismic Mapping Research Assistant is attached to the EU-funded Lost Frontiers project and involves collating existing seismic maps of the Holocene landscape of Doggerland as well as producing new maps from recently acquired seismic data.

We are looking for someone who is highly computer literate, has experience in interpreting 2D and 3D seismic data, has good written and oral communications skills and is willing to learn new skills and technologies to enable the integration of the seismic data with other data sources. You should also have at least a Master’s degree in a related subject.

The Lost Frontiers project is multi-disciplinary and will result in publications in a variety of sources, there will be scope to expand your research in a number of cutting edge ways.

A PhD or soon to be submitted PhD regarding
submarine geophysics




Underwater Archaeology Field School: January 2019

January in the Caribbean, yes please.


The St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research (SECAR) is organizing an underwater archaeological field school from January 3 – 16, 2019 on St. Eustatius in the Dutch Caribbean.

St. Eustatius, a tiny island in the northeastern Caribbean, was the busiest port in the Americas in the late eighteenth century and played an instrumental role in supplying arms and ammunition to the rebels during the Revolutionary War. The island is believed to have the densest concentration of archaeological sites of any area of comparable size in the New World, and is dotted with the remains of sugar plantations, cemeteries, old warehouses, fortifications, and marine structures. The waters surrounding the island are home to an estimated 200 shipwreck sites.

The field school will comprise a two-week program packed with adventure and exploration. The focus will be on documenting submerged archaeological remains and learning surveying and documenting techniques such as photogrammetry (3D recording) and underwater photography, drawing underwater sites, geophysical surveying techinques, recording cannons and anchors, etc. Last year we discovered a shipwreck dating to the 1740s which we will continue to study during this course. Artifacts retrieved from the site will be subjected to conservation treatment and analysis so that participants gain hands-on experience with all aspects of the archaeological process.
In addition to the practical applications, there will be presentations on the history of St. Eustatius and shipwrecks, artifact workshops, excursions and hikes on our beautiful dormant volcano and archaeological sites on the island.

Participants are required to be certified scuba divers (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from another agency). Scuba diving courses can also be taken on the island prior to the start of the field school (not included in the price). Scubaqua Dive Center is our local partner when it comes to all diving activities. See their website www.scubaqua.com for more information.

The island of St. Eustatius is relatively quiet and undeveloped. There are no large resorts, casinos, night clubs, or crowds of tourists. Instead, the island is a hidden gem with friendly people, little to no crime, beautiful national parks, and a laid-back atmosphere. Getting to St. Eustatius is easy. There are several direct flights into St. Maarten (airport code SXM) from US and European cities. From St. Maarten, take a short 18-minute flight to St. Eustatius (airport code EUX) with Winair.

Archaeological Diving Tender

RFT for the provision of Archaeological Dive Support Services.

Detailed description:
The UAU carries out archaeological dive projects inspecting, surveying, investigating and recording wrecks and other sites within Ireland’s inland waterways and marine environments (using both commercial surface supplied diving and commercial scuba diving). NMS are seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced companies or individuals to tender for the provision of dive support services to assist and support the dive operations of the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the National Monuments Service.

The services of suitably qualified and suitably experienced Archaeological Divers, Dive Supervisors, Commercial Divers, Archaeological Dive Specialists and Coxswains are therefore sought. In this regard NMS wishes to establish a Multi-Party Framework Agreement for the provision of Archaeological Dive Support Services for the UAU. The tender has been designed to facilitate the setting up of a number of restricted panels from which dive services can be drawn down. Please note that each category of service provider may not be required for each individual project.

NOAA ONMS Telepresence Funding due 23 July


FY18 Deep-Sea Exploration, Characterization, and Education in National Marine Sanctuaries funding opportunity is being offered to explore and document the deep-sea oceanography, marine habitats, cultural sites, and living and non-living resources in and around national marine sanctuaries to better understand their biology, ecology, geology, and cultural resources.

The research should use deep-sea technology and telepresence communication systems to create high-end 4K imagery, collect critical data and information, and create derived products with that data, including maps of deep-water regions in the National Marine Sanctuary System. In addition, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) strives to engage broad audiences to enhance America’s environmental literacy through the excitement of ocean discovery.

This deep-sea research should utilize telepresence technology from the research platform to beam high resolution images and video to distributed land-based locations to engaged distributed science parties, as well as to locations accessible to the general public and formal and informal educators and their associated facilities. ONMS regularly forms such collaborations to reach out to the public in innovative ways to improve the literacy of learners with respect to ocean issues.

NOAA OE Due 26 July

Don’t forget to get your pre-proposal in by 26 July. Do it.


NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration & Research (OER) is soliciting proposals for ocean exploration in waters under U.S. jurisdiction, including the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and areas mapped by, or of interest to, the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project. Presently, important marine habitats and living and non-living resources are neither fully explored nor characterized. OER’s intent is to address these knowledge gaps and support growth in the Nation’s Blue Economy by soliciting ocean exploration proposals that focus on:

  1. Discovering microorganisms, sponges, corals, and other organisms with biopharmaceutical or biotechnical potential;
  2. Acquiring baseline ocean environmental information to better inform decision-making where future ocean energy development or critical mineral extraction may occur;
  3. Finding and characterizing shipwrecks and submerged cultural resources that played a role in America’s past ocean-based economy (e.g., transport, trade, warfare, etc.) and could inform decisions on future seabed activities and potential environmental impacts.

OER seeks to enhance ocean exploration and scientific knowledge of unknown or poorly known areas of the ocean through interdisciplinary exploration, and to advance and disseminate knowledge of the ocean’s physical, geological, chemical, biological, and archaeological environments. This entails identifying, describing and creating baseline characterizations of new ocean habitats, marine resources and/or processes. OER’s mission is compliant with NOAA’s Next Generation Strategic Plan (http://www.performance.noaa.gov/ngsp/) which outlines NOAA goals of Science, Service and Stewardship.

Applicants are required to submit pre-proposals and, ultimately, full proposals that support OER’s exploration mission.

Note: Ship time on the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will not be funded through this announcement.

Informational documents on this funding opportunity are accessible through the OER Website: https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/about/funding-opps/welcome.html.

For the purpose of this opportunity, ship time costs and/or other ocean data collection platform support (remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, etc.) are considered rental costs and therefore are not included in Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC).

Underwater Archeology and Multibean Sonar Survey Services

802-19-42742 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking qualified responses for Underwater Archeology and Multibeam Sonar Survey Services due July 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm. ATTENTION: The solicitation package and any addenda issued thereto may also be viewed on the ESBD website: http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp/802-19-42742 . It is the responsibility of interested parties to periodically check the ESBD website for updates/addenda to this solicitation prior to submitting a proposal.