Hydrographic surveyors

Land and Sea Surveying is presently looking qualified Hydrographic surveyors to work in the Southeast United States.

Any interested personnel can visit our website at https://lnkd.in/Meuyq2 and email resumes to tc5170@aol.com.


HFF Bursaries to attend Maritime Archaeology Conference

The Honor Frost Foundation is very pleased to announce their intention to support bursaries for early career students and scholars to attend the HFF Conference in Cyprus in October 2017.

Twelve places are offered in support of scholars from the eastern Mediterranean region (as defined on the HFF web site: http://honorfrostfoundation.org/grants/ )

Support is provided for: 

Accommodation for all 12 people to a max of £200 per person

Flights for 7 people to travel to Cyprus to max of £300 per person

Successful applicants are expected to either present a poster, abstracts for which will be accepted up until the deadline for applications outline below; OR have successfully submitted an abstract for a paper presentation.

Applicants should send a covering letter and a CV pointing out why they believe themselves to be eligible in terms of the relevance of their research to the conference.

Deadline for applications is February 28th

Please submit applications to Dr Blue at the HFF email address: lucyblue@honorfrostfoundation.org

See details of the Conference

Fully funded PhD for Coastal Heritage

Fully funded PhD studentship for a UK/EU student only at the University of Southampton, UK. For details, please see below.

Title: How will sea-level rise effect our coastal heritage?

Cultural heritage is a major local and national asset, providing added cultural, tourist and economic value to their environs. Sea-level rise threatens cultural heritage, particularly in low-lying areas. This PhD questions how coastal heritage sites will be threatened by future sea-level rise and other adverse risk by analysing past events, the engineering challenges to protect the site and the wider economic area, and what could be done to remediate risk, both in the UK and on a global scale.

This PhD brings together the fields of sea-level rise, hazards, coastal morphodynamic change, heritage, GIS and computer science. An exciting feature of the project is the many directions and opportunities it could take into what is a yet little explored research area.

Our aim is to recruit an excellent, enthusiastic student. Ideally, the student would have a multi-disciplinary background with at least a 2:1 in engineering, earth science, geography or oceanography, and preferably with a Master’s degree. Students would be expected to undertake further training as part of their PhD programme, including training from the funder, the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarship scheme.

For further information, an informal discussion or if you intend to apply, please contact:

Sally Brown (sb20@soton.ac.uk)
Robert Nicholls (R.J.Nicholls@soton.ac.uk)
Ivan Haigh (I.D.Haigh@soton.ac.uk)

Closing date: 13th February. Interviews in March 2017.

Dr Sally Brown
Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
University Road
SO17 1BJ
02380 594796

OWUSS Internships

The OWUSS Summer internships are offered for a 1 to 3 month period and are primarily directed at college undergraduates and graduating seniors. Internship recipients will receive a grant to help fund travel to/from site, room and board, and a stipend to cover living expenses.

The OWUSS plans to offer several internships in North America and Australasia this summer.  Internship details are listed below.  More internships may be offered, so please check this website periodically for updates. The application deadline is January 31.

Marine Archaeology Intern

The intern will have the opportunity to support two of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM)’s historic preservation program initiatives under the direct supervision of the bureau’s Deputy Preservation Officer, and alongside the bureau’s twelve marine and terrestrial archaeologists.

Initially, the intern will be responsible for finalizing and submitting National Register of Historic Places Nominations for several historic shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico that were identified via oil and gas remote sensing surveys and further studied through our Environmental Studies Program. Nominating historic properties to the National Register is a Federal agency responsibility under Section 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act and ensures full bureau compliance with the intent of the Act. Initial tasking will include reviewing the research previously conducted and survey data collected; reviewing progress made on preparing the nomination materials; conducting additional needed archival research; applying the National Register criteria to the historic property; finalizing the nomination forms; and drafting correspondence to the Keeper of the National Register nominating the property. No previous experience with these processes or tasking is required; training and direction will be provided by BOEM’s professional archaeological staff.

Additionally, the intern may support the preparation of Tribal information sheets to assist BOEM’s Tribal Consultation Team. BOEM has responsibilities under Executive Order 13175, Secretarial Order 3317, and the National Historic Preservation Act to consult with Federally-recognized Native American Tribes in a government-to-government fashion. In order to prepare for consultations, BOEM’s Tribal Consultation Team frequently conducts research and updates its understanding of a particular tribe’s governance structure, the history of the tribe’s interactions with the Department of the Interior, the tribe’s interests and concerns as they relate to BOEM’s mission, and any other relevant information available to support successful consultations. This research is collected in an information sheet to help prepare BOEM’s decision-makers for consultation. If time allows, the intern may be tasked with conducting archival and online research and drafting information sheets using a template. No previous experience with these processes or tasking is required; training and direction will be provided by BOEM’s tribal liaison representatives.