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.

Naval History Internships


The National Museum of the American Sailor internship program allows for interns with numerous interests, strengths, and goals to gain practical, hands-on museum experience at the United States Navy’s newest museum.  As an official Department of the Navy Museum under the Naval History and Heritage Command, the National Museum of the American Sailor’s mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the United States Navy’s Enlisted Sailor for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States.  The list below contains pertinent information about the Museum’s internship program, current internships available, and the steps necessary to apply for an internship.

NOAA Hydrographic Survey Techs

Hydrographic Assistant Survey Technician serves on a ship, launch, small boat, or field party engaged in oceanographic or survey operations performing such activities as: operating and monitoring fathometers, multibeam, singlebeam or side-scan-sonar instruments, including annotating records and recording data using the above mentioned equipment. Assist in the staging and set-up during preparations for, and at the completion, of oceanographic and survey operations such as tide gauge, horizontal control or sound velocity. Performs oceanographic and/or survey observations, measurements, and calculations. Assist in preparation, installation, deployment and recovery of oceanographic and/or survey equipment and instruments. Process oceanographic and/or survey data, writing a descriptive report. Perform other mission related duties as assigned, including duties related to the safety of the vessel and personnel.

Apply now.

Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History

Closes February 14, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The post of Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History will contribute to extending the research profile of History at Exeter, with a preference for areas related or complementary to the Mediterranean and maritime trade in the Early Modern period. This full time post is available from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2020 in the College Humanities on a fixed term basis.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD or equivalent in History and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of historical research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics;  a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including generous holiday entitlements, options for flexible working, an onsite gym, parking and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. Take a look at our careers site ( www.exeter.ac.uk/working ) for more information.

Vancouver Maritime Museum Executive Director

The Vancouver Maritime Museum Society (VMMS) and the Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM) celebrate the profound significance of the oceans and waterways of the Pacific and Arctic, through the preservation and growth of an extraordinary collection, and by acting as a centre for dialogue, research and experience.

The centerpiece of the Museum is the St. Roch, an historic arctic exploration vessel of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. It was the first ship to circumnavigate the Northwest Passage. The museum also has extensive galleries of maritime art and artifacts, model ships, and a large library and archives.  The Museum is affiliated with CMA, CHIN, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The VMMS (a registered non-profit since 1959) is seeking an Executive Director with the skills, experience and passion to lead the daily operations of the Museum and to further its Vision and Mandate.

Executive Director

The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the Board of Directors (Executive Committee) and provides strategic leadership and active support to the staff, Board, and community in the administration and operations of the VMM.  The ED is responsible for the development and implementation of a formal business plan which supports the strategic vision of the VMMS, the execution of this plan, and associated reporting functions back to the VMMS Board of Directors.  The ED exercises fiscal responsibility, stewardship, and comptrollership of the VMM and ensures that the VMMS Board of Directors has thorough, accurate and timely financial information as well as metrics and statistics that measure key performance indicators (KPI’s).  The ED’s office oversees the recruitment, hiring and training of qualified staff and volunteers, establishes and maintains professional Human Resource practices and ensures that the VMM is a harassment free workplace.

Archaeologist (Coastal and Marine)


Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:
Archaeologist (Coastal & Marine) based in Salisbury or Edinburgh
Ref: EDNCM0117 (Salisbury/Edinburgh)
Officer Grade – £19,650 to £26,297
Supervisor Grade – £18,957 to £20,602
Salary commensurate with skills and experience
Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to promote the advancement of education and the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science. We have offices in Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol, Edinburgh and Welshpool.
The position:
Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine has been developing its capacity to undertake archaeological investigations in inland waters, intertidal and marine environments in the UK and abroad for over 15 years, and is a recognised leader in these sectors. We are seeking to make a permanent appointment to meet continuing demand for our services.
We are seeking to further expand our team’s existing strong capacity in either our Salisbury or Edinburgh office in the following areas:
  • Desk based coastal and marine archaeological studies, including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Archaeological diving
  • Coastal and marine fieldwork