2 Posts: Maritime Heritage Netherlands

National Service for Cultural Heritage
Maritime Heritage Program Netherlands
Closes 16 August.

1) Medewerker Maritiem

2) Ondersteunend medewerker

Offshore Tender for Marine Archaeology


The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has issued early information on a tender it plans to launch on 30 July, looking for a company to undertake an archaeological study for three areas earmarked for offshore wind projects. 

Under a contract for the works, valued at EUR 140,000, the tender winner will deliver an archaeological desk study and archaeological assessment based on geophysical and geotechnical research in the Hollandse Kust (west), IJmuiden Ver and Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden wind energy areas.


Call for White Papers


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is hosting a two-day workshop on November 14-15, 2018 in the Washington D.C. metro area. The purpose of this workshop is to produce a plan for a series of multidisciplinary ocean exploration expeditions in the North Atlantic during a two-year period from 2019 to 2020.

The Atlantic Seafloor Partnership for Integrated Research and Exploration (ASPIRE) under the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation will include a campaign to explore and characterize physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic features and processes across a broad region of the North Atlantic, including the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, areas of interest to the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf project, and international waters, with particular interest in benthic and pelagic ecosystems and prominent geological features, such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Fig. 1). ASPIRE is also intended to inform and support NOAA’s contributions to the Blue Economy, an economy based on sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, while maintaining the health of the ocean and coastal ecosystems.

The purpose of this Call for White Papers is to solicit scientific rationales for exploration focused in subject areas and regions of the ASPIRE campaign in 2019-2020. The White Papers will be used to organize focused discussions at the workshop and should convey broad topical perspectives. Examples of White Paper topics include: exploration of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena or processes across deep-sea (deeper than 200 meters) physiographic provinces (including the water column); bathymetric mapping of unmapped or poorly mapped areas; mapping and characterization of localities with known or potential living or non-living marine resources; and exploration for sites and features that have maritime heritage significance.

NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research seeks to facilitate collaborations with international partners, including members of the European Union and Canada, as well as with partners within NOAA and other federal agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and industry in support of ASPIRE. It is anticipated that NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer and other platforms will be available to help meet ASPIRE’s objectives.

LCMM AmeriCorps Member


PROGRAM: VT Youth Development Corps members promote hope, justice, & well being for all VT youth. Their service supports innovative initiatives at nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools that foster positive youth development and build resilience in youth, helping them avoid opioid use and other unhealthy behaviors. LCMM’s mission is to preserve and share the rich history of the Lake Champlain region by connecting the Lake’s past, present and future through research, exhibits, educational programs, and the preservation of historic resources. The museum offers year-round education programs, including proficiency-based school programs, boat building, summer camps, a Maritime Research Institute, after school programming, rowing teams, replica vessels, courses and workshops. The AmeriCorps member engages in the following activities: (1) Implements on-site ecology, history, and archaeology programs at our Lake Champlain campus and surrounding watershed; (2) Implements Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics-focused (STEAM) afterschool programs that emphasize outdoor adventure; (3) Supports the boat building program where students with learning impairments from the Hannaford Career Center build a 34’ pilot gig at the Museum; (4) Serves as a counselor/educator at our maritime-focused summer camps including on-water and under-water programs; and (5) Designs and leads new programs based on member interest and LCMM’s mission. Located in Vergennes, VT. http://www.LCMM.org

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.