Underwater Archeologist, DPAA


One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service that demonstrates your ability to analyze procedures and techniques required to develop both preliminary (using raw survey data) and final (using post-processed data) underwater archeological field reports and site maps, and how to integrate these reports and maps into a geographic information system framework; apply knowledge of underwater environments to conduct archeological remote-sensing survey, investigations, and testing, evaluations and excavation operations, needed to apply experimental theories to design, plan, and lead each activity.

Closes: 4/3/2018

Marine Geophysicist Wessex Archaeology


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 Wales. Wessex Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Marine Geophysicist (Supervisor/Officer grade) to join our GeoServices team, to be based in Salisbury. This opportunity offers the chance to work as part of the dynamic GeoServices team, which together employs technical experts from a wide range of science disciplines to provide specialist input into projects and deliver a range of services to our clients by applying Earth Science techniques to a wide range of archaeological projects.

The successful applicant would assist in the production and delivery of a range of marine geophysical projects. The primary responsibilities of the role include:

  • Processing and archaeological interpretation of a range of marine geophysical data sets (sidescan sonar, magnetometer, multibeam bathymetry and shallow seismic data);
  • Accurate reporting of interpretation results, and production of high quality client deliverables;
  • Ensuring all work and resulting reporting is carried out in accordance with relevant standards and guidance;
  • Acquisition and quality control of marine geophysical survey data.

LCMM 2018 Field School


Archaeology Field School hosted by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers a mix of both instruction and hands-on underwater research. The 2018 Field School will continue to investigate and document an unidentified shipwreck in Basin Harbor, Vermont.

The diving sessions will teach practical underwater skills using both traditional documentation techniques and cutting-edge technology on an historic shipwreck.

Through additional academic lectures and labs, participants will study legal practices, learn about local history, and participate in artifact conservation. Students should have completed Basic Open Water SCUBA as a prerequisite for this course.


Maritime Archaeology Fellowship

KUDAR-ANAMED Joint Fellowship in Maritime Archaeology

The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) and Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) joint fellowship will support one post-doctoral scholar specializing in Maritime Archaeology or a closely-related topic for the 2018 – 2019 nine-month academic year (September 17th to June 15th). The successful applicant is required to reside in Istanbul during the fellowship period, to devote his or her time to a proposed research project, and to deliver two lectures on their original research.  The fellowship provides one round-trip ticket to Istanbul, accommodation at ANAMED in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood, five meals a week, and a monthly stipend. While in residence, the successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a limited research budget, the ANAMED seminar and study rooms, library resources within the Koç University system, and access to nearby research centers such as the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, the Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes, and the Instituto Italiano di Cultura.  Applications from scholars of all nationalities are encouraged, but fellows must be proficient in English, the language of instruction at Koç University.

Established in honor of Mustafa V. Koç, the Koç University Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) supports and promotes Turkish and international scholars conducting high-impact research on maritime archaeology, history, ethnography, heritage management, artifact conservation, and other practices concerned with the relationship between society and the sea.  The center prioritizes research in the Social Sciences, primarily Archaeology, but also Anthropology, Human Geography, and similar disciplines. The center may also encompass efforts that include the applied and natural sciences, such as Oceanography or Marine Biology, provided such research generates high-impact results that contribute to the center’s overall focus.



Study Maritime Archaeology at Flinders

A one-off opportunity for prospective students from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei! The Australian Government is offering 50 Australia Awards ASEAN Scholarships this year.

Want to study Maritime Archaeology at Flinders and you are from the above-mentioned countries, contact me at wendy.vanduivenvoorde@flinders.edu.au.

Do not waste time as the dead-line for application is 30 April 2018.

Underwater Cultural Heritage Consultancy Extended and updated

Advertisement for Consultancy

 UNESCO is calling for consultancy related to the Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) protection and management in the five countries in Micronesia and to provide recommendations for strategic actions towards ratification of UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (2001 Convention).

The consultants (2 persons) will gather, review, synthetize and analyze; i) UCH-related policy/laws/legislation, and ii) UCH-related programmes/initiatives both in the public and civil society sectors, in FSM, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau, in order to provide recommendations for strategic actions towards their ratification/implementation of the UCH Convention.

During the course of the assignment, the consultants will be under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist for Culture at the UNESCO Office in Apia,

Request for Proposals (RFP) should contain the following information:

·         Details regarding the consultants, including curriculum vitae, referees, past experience in this area of work, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and the requirements of this consultancy;

·         Availability;

·         Elaborated description of suggested methodology and workplan;

·         Proposed consultancy fee.

 The RFP should be sent via email to; a.takahashi@unesco.org before COB 31 March 2018. UNESCO will only contact the successful bidder. More information can be found in the Terms of Reference.

2018 Field School St. Augustine, FL

Underwater Archaeology Field School

Each year, the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) oversees an intense, four week accredited educational program allowing both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in a marine survey and underwater excavation of a historic shipwreck site. In addition to methodological training and academic lectures, students get valuable real-world experience in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, scientific diving and seamanship and laboratory analysis.

LAMP has partnered with a variety of universities, including Flinders University, Florida State University, Syracuse University and Plymouth State University, to organize and implement this four-credit course. For the 2018 Field School, four hours of graduate or undergraduate credit are available through Plymouth State University.

More information on previous field school research, please visit our Keepers’ Blog.

2018 Field School

  • 2018 Dates: June 25th – July 20th
  • Location: St. Augustine, Fla.
  • Research Focus: The “Anniversary Wreck” is an historic vessel from the 1700s located just off the coast of St. Augustine.
  • Skills, Procedures & Lectures: Students will also be instructed in scientific diving procedures, archaeological recording and excavation, the use of hydraulic probes and induction dredges, marine remote sensing survey and analysis (magnetometer & side scan sonar), artifact collection and documentation and basic conservation laboratory methodology. Additionally, the field school will host an evening lecture series with instructors and visiting professionals from various public, private and academic institutions throughout Florida.

Scientific Diving

GIRT Scientific Divers

Dive into an ocean full of history A citizen science project for divers who love shipwrecks Calling everyone over 18 years of age in South Australia who love diving shipwrecks or other underwater cultural heritage! Australia’s newest citizen science project, GIRT Scientific Divers, will be conducting a pilot project between July and December 2018. This project, supported by the SA Maritime Museum and Heritage South Australia, is part of a PhD research project that aims to: better understand the motivation of divers; the condition of shipwrecks around Australia and New Zealand; and the factors driving shipwreck site preservation or deterioration.

Interested individuals should email girtscientificdiver@gmail.com.

Training will be conducted in South Australia from 23 July to 3 August. Times and venues will be notified to interested parties closer to the date. #maritimesa #heritagesa


Marine Remote Sensing Analyst: Bristol


As a result of several recent project awards, our client is expanding the current team located in Bristol, UK. They are looking for a Marine Remote Sensing Analyst to join their experienced and motivated team. This role is critical to ensuring delivery of data to very high-quality standards. The successful candidate will be a meticulous, organised, ambitious team player, with the ability to work under their own initiative. The Marine Remote Sensing Analyst will have significant experience in utilising state-of-the-art software to classify and extract information from very high resolution multi-spectral satellite imagery, with proven measures of data quality being a constant consideration.

As a Marine Remote Sensing Analyst, you will support the Production Director in developing new products derived from very high resolution multi-spectral satellite imagery (for example, bathymetry and sea floor classification), and ensuring that such products can be output to specified quality levels and within set time frames. Our client is looking for a candidate with a proven eye for detail and the necessary technical skills and experience to fulfil an integral team role.


Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology



The Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology to replace Dr. Farr who has taken up a 5 year ERC grant. The successful candidate should demonstrate potential to become a leader in their field, enthusiasm and flexibility in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and a willingness to participate fully in the academic activities of a world leading centre of excellence.

By the date of appointment the successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject area, a strong publication record, proven teaching skills and an HSE or equivalent (CMAS 3*) diving qualification.

The post is to be taken up by 01/07/2018 and funding ends on 31/01/2023.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Stephanie Moser (sm1@soton.ac.uk).

Maritime Archaeology Funding

The MaP Fund IPPA Conference Grants 2018
Due date – 6 April 2018

The MaP Fund is offering two (2) grants (each of AU$1,000) for two presenters from the Asia and the Pacific region (not including citizens or residents of the USA, Australia, New Zealand or Vietnam). Applicants living and working in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand are particularly encouraged to apply.

The grants will enable the successful applicants to attend and present in the session “People and the Sea” at the 2018 IPPA Conference in Hue, Vietnam. The grant is expected to cover most, if not all, of the costs (airfare, visa costs,, conference registration, accommodation, food allowance and (possibly) some conference tours) associated with the conference.


The successful applicants must:
• have submitted and been accepted to present in the session “People and the Sea” at the 2018 IPPA Conference in Hue, Vietnam see:
The deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2018.

• be resident in, and a citizen of, a country in the Asia and the Pacific region (not including citizens or residents of the USA, Australia, New Zealand or Vietnam). Applicants living and working in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicants should be competent English speakers.
Preference may be given to applicants who are students, early career researchers or practitioners from ASEAN nations.


Applicants for the MaP Fund IPPA Conference Grants should provide a brief cv (no more than 2 pages) with a covering letter (no more than 1 page) indicating why they should receive this support. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to maritime archaeology. They should send a video of, or a link to a video of, themselves reading their covering letter.

Applications should be sent to: map.fundsa@gmail.com
Deadline –6 April 2018

The successful applicant will be expected to write a brief blog (in English) about their experiences for the MaP Fund Facebook page during the IPPA Conference.


The MaP Fund is dedicated to the advancement of maritime and underwater archaeology and the protection and investigation of underwater cultural heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region, in particular in Australia and the ASEAN countries.

Two of the objectives of the MaP Fund are:

* provide grants to support training, public lectures, seminars and conferences in maritime and underwater archaeology, in particular Maritime Archaeology lectures held at Flinders University as well as in the ASEAN nations, in particular in Vietnam and Cambodia.

* provide grants to support maritime and underwater archaeological researchers, in particular early career researchers, from and working in the ASEAN Nations, particularly Vietnam, to attend and present their research at conferences in Australia and overseas.

Dutch-Australian Underwater Cultural Heritage Funding!


The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra welcomes project proposals for initiatives in the field of Dutch-Australian underwater cultural heritage to be initiated in 2018.


On 15 September 2017, the Netherlands and Australia signed a major new agreement on how our two countries jointly manage and research our shipwrecks, sunken relics and other underwater cultural heritage. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) seeks to encourage more joint projects and sharing of skills and resources, in alignment with the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

Submerged Prehistoric Landscapes 2018



Following the success of the University of Geneva Terra Submersa expedition in 2014, the summer school offers an intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field: Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR).

The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment.

Practically, the summer school will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area. Its objective is to give the opportunity for young archaeologists and geoscientists to:

  • Learn about marine geophysical (multibeam, side scan sonar, sub bottom 
profiler), marine geological methodologies as well as data acquisition, post-processing and interpretation
  • Understand paleoclimate and sea-level changes and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic
vertical movements
  • Link climate, sea level and environmental changes to the archaeology of people who 
lived on and migrated across the continental shelf
  • Familiarize with key themes in coastal prehistory

Underwater Archaeology Unit Tender


Underwater Archaeology Unit: new tender published on eTenders

Date Released: Friday, March 16, 2018

The Underwater Archaeology Unit (UAU): Request for tenders for the Provision of Maintenance, Servicing, Mobilisation and Demobilisation of Diving and Associated Equipment for the National Monuments Service.

The UAU have currently advertised a tender for the provision of maintenance, servicing, mobilisation and demobilisation of diving equipment. For details of the RFT,  see the eTenders website (to access tender documents, registration is required):


Closing date: Friday, April 6, 2018.

17th Century Wreck Project Tender

Port of Cadiz Tender:


Closed on 13 March. I know. Might come back open. Just follow it if you are interested in bidding.



Underwater Cultural Heritage Consultancy

Underwater Cultural Heritage consultancy due 19 March 2018.

Employment Type: Consultancy

UNESCO is calling for consultancy to prepare a review of current Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH)-related policies/legislation and programmes/initiatives in the five countries in Micronesia.

More information can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Expression of interest should contain the following information: Details regarding the consultant, including CV, referees, past experience in the area of work, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and the requirements of this consultancy; availability; detailed workplan and budget; proposed consultancy fee. The expression of interest should be sent via email to: a.takahashi@unesco.org COB 19 March 2018. UNESCO will only contact the successful bidder.

Programme Manager, Derry Maritime Museum

Derry City and Strabane District Council are seeking to appoint a Programme Manager (Maritime Museum) on a 3 year fixed term contract. Salary scale is P02 (£30,785 to £33,437 per annum). Post Status: 3 Year Fixed Term. Closing Date for Applications: 4.00 p.m. on Friday 6 April 2018.

Key Purpose:

Manage and deliver all stages of the museum and interpretation programme.
Drive the progress and development of all aspects of the project to meet deadlines and deliver outcomes and priorities.



Shipwreck RFP

The Department of State, Division of Historical Resources is issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP) to promote the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail and the destinations near which the 12 wrecks are located (www.floridapanhandledivetrail.com). As a part of this effort, DHR seeks a qualified video production company to film and produce promotional underwater/topside videos that depict the exciting history, culture and heritage of the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail (FPST).

Please see the documents below for complete details of the Request for Proposal.

Request for Proposal will be opened at the below address at 04:00 P.M., March 20, 2018.



University of Nottingham Project Manager: Marine Cultural Heritage


The University of Nottingham has received funding from the RC UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund which is a £1.5Bn initiative aiming to tackle global challenges in the national interest. The project ‘Rising from the Depths: Utilising Marine Cultural Heritage in East Africa to help develop sustainable social, economic and cultural benefits’ is a multi-partner interdisciplinary research project with an ambitious programme for delivery.

Rising from the Depths will identify ways in which marine cultural heritage can benefit coastal communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. The project will establish and maintain a trans-boundary and cross-sector network of arts and humanities-led researchers, government officers, scientists, policy makers, UN officials, NGOs, ICT professionals and specialists working in heritage, infrastructure and the offshore industry, to identify new opportunities and methodologies for utilising the marine cultural heritage of East Africa to stimulate alternative sources of income, foster local identities, and enhance the value and impact of overseas aid in the marine sector. Information about the project can be found at: http://risingfromthedepths.com.

The University of Nottingham is leading the network and is seeking to appoint a Project Manager. The successful candidate will have previous experience of administration and project management as well as proven experience of financial planning and reporting. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with proven experience of maintaining effective working relationships and experience of working with a diverse set of stakeholders including senior academics and funders.

In the role you will be required to manage and coordinate the programme of international network and engagement events (including booking travel and arranging all aspects of the events), support and manage the distribution of a series of project funding calls, act as a liaison point for all project members, network members and external partners, monitor and report on the project budget ensuring all expenditure is in line with University Policies, are ODA compliant and are in line with the terms and conditions of the grant. Other duties include supporting all project meetings, assisting with the production of reports and other material for dissemination as well as ensuring effective delivery of day-to-day administration for the project. The role holder will be based in the UK.

The project team will require the successful candidate to work flexibly to meet the objectives of what will be a challenging programme, requiring effective monitoring and organising people across a range of countries. You should have proven experience of prioritising changing workloads, meeting tight deadlines and setting and achieving milestones. You will have excellent IT skills and experience of using these within a project management setting.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st September 2021 and is a full time post. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jon Henderson, tel: 0115-9514842 or email
Jon.henderson@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.