Underwater Archaeology – Provision of Archaeological Dive Services Tender/RFP


The CHERISH project is undertaking inspection, survey, investigation, recording and monitoring of two wreck sites in Irish waters. The CHERISH project is recording a shallow water, City of London in county Wexford and a deep water wreck, SS Manchester Merchant in county Kerry. CHERISH is seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced companies or individuals to tender for the provision of dive services to undertake, assist and support the underwater archaeological objectives of the CHERISH project. The services of suitably qualified and suitably experienced Archaeological Dive Contractors and underwater photogrammetric specialists are therefore sought by the CHERISH project. In this regard CHERISH may establish a Multi-Party Framework Agreement for the provision of Archaeological Dive Services. 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. Each wreck will be the subject of an intital 7-14 day survey and recording expedition. It is then envisioned a number of monitoring trips, not encompassing more than 3 will take place over the course of the following two years. The timeframes, duration and frequency of site visits will be finalised between the CHERISH project and successful tenderer.


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34500000-2  Ships and boats
71351914-3  Archaeological services
71351924-2  Underwater exploration services
71354500-9  Marine survey services
71355100-2  Photogrammetry services
92520000-2  Museum services and preservation services of historical sites and buildings
92522000-6  Preservation services of historical sites and buildings
92522100-7  Preservation services of historical sites
98360000-4  Marine services
98361000-1  Aquatic marine services
98363000-5  Diving services

USACE Archaeologist


Specialized Experience is defined as one year of ; Managing and participating in the management of sites containing historic places of archeological, architectural, and historical interest and considering such places in compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws; conducting cultural resource surveys consisting of consisting of phase I reconnaissance and phase II intensive surveys, test excavations, and phase III data recovery excavations; AND experience as an underwater archeologist, coastal navigation and ecosystem restoration .

Funded 2 Year MA and 4 Year PhD in Maritime Archaeology

The Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) is offering funded MA (two year) and PhD (four year) positions beginning in the Autumn of 2020.
Students receiving a funding package will have a tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, and possibly housing near the Koç University campus in Istanbul, Turkey.  the deadline for applications is April 3rd, 2020.
For more information about these opportunities, please visit the KUDAR website: kudar.ku.edu.tr

St. Augustine Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program 2020 Field School

St. Augustine LAMP’s annual field school is gearing up to be a good one. Work will continue on the “Anniversary Wreck,” an historic vessel from the 1700s located just off the coast of St. Augustine. Additionally, students will undertake investigations a variety of other maritime archaeological sites in the waters and/or tidal zones around St. Augustine.

Students will 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 & sidescan 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. Housing and food is provided by the field school fees. Credit can be obtained via student’s home university or Plymouth State.

To find out more go to https://salh.wpengine.com/explore-learn/research-archaeology/maritime-archaeology-training-and-education/ or contact Allyson Ropp at lamp@staugustinelighthouse.org.

2020 Field School in Underwater Archaeology

Field School advertising season is here!

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Underwater Archaeology Field School.

Archaeology Field School

Underwater Archaeology Field School hosted by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum offers a mix of both instruction and hands-on underwater research. The 2020 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.

Registration opens in Winter 2020. If you have questions or want to receive a notification when registration opens, please use the form below to sign up.

Research Fellow in Maritime Archaeology

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici



Aim of the Underwater Muse project is the promotion of the underwater archaeological heritage through the creation of underwater tours and virtual reconstructions of the sites.

The creation of a interactive and explorable tool will allow the sharing in the net of data about the Adriatic archaeological contexts and of GIS data bases (WP 3). Digital surveys will be processed to produce 3D visualizations to be used in the dissemination and in the education, also with the virtual reality (WP 4). The research fellow will have also to co-organize a workshop to present the methodology and to train partners and stakeholders in documentation, in modelling, in GIS and in Virtual Reality