Cape Cod Maritime Museum Hyannis, MA
Posted on: 06/19/2020
Cape Cod Maritime Museum Hyannis, MA
Posted on: 06/19/2020
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) is soliciting ocean exploration proposals to support projects that provide data and information that may inform ocean-related segments of the U.S. economy through mapping, characterization, and exploration of the deep seafloor and water column of the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as well as marine cultural heritage in U.S. waters. Proposals are being requested on the following three topics:
1. OCEAN EXPLORATION. Ocean exploration to inform management, sustainable use, and conservation of marine resources in poorly explored deep ocean areas of the U.S. EEZ. Areas proposed for exploration and/or initial characterization must be at a minimum water depth of 200 m or more.
2. MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY. Discovery and characterization of underwater cultural heritage to inform decisions on preservation and seabed use, and to identify sources of potential environmental impacts. Marine archaeology proposals can be conducted in any water depth within the U.S. EEZ.
3. TECHNOLOGY. Application of new or novel use of existing ocean technologies or innovative methods that increase the scope and efficiency of acquiring ocean exploration data and improve usability of and access to ocean exploration data. Proposed technologies must be applicable to water depths of 200 m or greater, though testing in shallower water or lab-based test facilities will be supported. Technology testing may occur outside of U.S. waters.
The District is located near downtown Jacksonville with easy access to a major interstate highway, flexi-time work schedule with credit hour option, workspace cubicles in a corporate business setting with security, free parking with shuttle bus service, eating facilities within building and nearby, onsite ATMs and gym. More information about the Jacksonville District is located at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/.
Calvert Marine Museum
The Calvert Marine Museum is a public, non-profit, educational, regionally oriented museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. We are dedicated to the presentation of our three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay, and maritime history of these waters. The museum is part of Calvert County Government.
Merit Full-time Position, Grade 19, 35 hours per week. Please Note: Presentation of portfolio is required at interview.
Performs work to develop, fabricate and maintain exhibits, signage and graphics essential to the museum and its functions. Responsible for producing a variety of items from materials such as wood, metal, acrylic, composites, sign blanks, adhesives, paints & finishes.. Works under the supervision of the Curator of Exhibitions. Work requires considerable experience in the field.
The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) seeks to obtain contractor support in the area of Historian: Research and Writing for the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) program.
The contractor shall provide support for the DANFS program in a variety of ways. This will include conducting independent research in order to draft histories on individual ships needing DANFS entries. The contractor may also work on ships with existing DANFS entries needing revision and updating. The exact ships to be researched will be determined by NHHC historians. The contractor will also learn to edit and upload DANFS entries to the NHHC website using Adobe CQ (training will be provided by NHHC). The contractor will keep track of the DANFS entries he/she works on, and notate this progress in the Microsoft Excel spreadsheets used by the section. The contractor may also be asked to assist with requests for information related to ships’ history.
The contractor shall:
1. Conduct archival research to find relevant information that will assist NHHC Historians in drafting new DANFS entries as well as update existing DANFS entries. Archival materials will include primary and secondary source material as well as photographs.
2. Independently draft DANFS entries to include a biography section on the ship’s namesake and a chronological account of the ship’s activities and operations. Completed entries will be reviewed and edited by NHHC historians.
3. Learn how to upload new DANFS entries to the NHHC website as well as edit existing entries on the NHHC website using Adobe CQ.
4. Utilize existing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to update progress on DANFS entries, including when they are published to the NHHC website.
5. Assist in tracking the DANFS entries of decommissioned ships that need updating as well as the active ships that need periodic updates based on recent operations.
6. Assist in the organization in how DANFS soft copy documents, photographs, and other archival sources are organized and saved within the internal NHHC network.
7. On occasion, may need to support Histories Branch by researching and answering requests for information related to ships’ history.
8. Assist DANFS production by proofreading and editing entries written by other NHHC historians and contractors.
9. Have regular meetings with NHHC representative(s) to review progress/results.
10. May attend monthly Web Publisher update meetings chaired by the Communication and Outreach Division.
Under the direction of the NHHC historian, the contractor will be responsible for providing:
1) Written DANFS entries of proper length as deemed appropriate by the DANFS Editor based on the necessary amount of biographical information and ship operational history.
2) Written DANFS entries will be constructed from thorough archival research and contain a minimal number of spelling and grammatical errors. Entries will meet NHHC style guides and professional standards. Entries will be factual and based on primary source materials with some supplemental support from secondary resources.
3) Scans and electronic records are to be collected by the contractors from designated repositories. Scans of the documents will be provided in the requested NHHC format with relevant metadata to be determined in consultation with the NHHC historian.
4) Uploaded DANFS entries to the NHHC website (number to be determined and established by the NHHC historian) using the proper format and best practices of NHHC web publishing.
5) Current notation on NHHC DANFS spreadsheet of all work conducted on DANFS to provide documentation of progress and work completed.
Contractor personnel shall:
A majority of the work will be performed at the Washington Navy Yard; however, travel to one of the below mentioned repositories is anticipated once a week.
Job Type: Full-time
The Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) Department at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, in association with the Centre for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CCPO), seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position for investigating different mapping/reconstruction approaches for sea level as measured by a combination of tide gauges and saltmarsh records over the last ~300 years. The position will focus on the integration of ancillary datasets from hydrographic profiles, sea surface temperature, cryospheric and hydrological fingerprints, ocean models and vertical land motion estimates and the development of probabilistic frameworks considering the inherent uncertainties in each of these components. The envisaged project will contribute to the upcoming cycle of the NASA Sea Level Change Team. The ideal candidates have to demonstrate a strong background in sea level research in general and experience in using and analysing ocean model outputs and large observational datasets.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Coastal Engineering, Earth system science, climate studies, or related fields. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.
Complete applications, including a cover letter, CV, publication list, a statement of research interests and contact information of 3 references should be submitted via the ODU research foundation webpage (https://hera.odurf.odu.edu/careers/Careers.aspx?req=20-013&type=JOBDESCR) by July 30, 2020 for full consideration. For further information, please contact Sönke Dangendorf (email@example.com).
Job openings with NOAA’s Navigation Response Teams. Specifically, the team at Stennis Space Center, MS.
ONLY OPEN FOR THE NEXT 14 DAYS
The MAP and DE announcements for three Physical Science Technician, ZT-1311-2/3 positions have been posted. The announcements will open for 14 days; they are set to open on 6/23/2020 and close on 7/6/2020 or receiving 100 applications.
Viking has grown to be The World’s Leading River Cruise Line, with double-digit growth in recent years. With the launch of its ocean fleet in 2015, the company has also become the leader in small ship ocean cruising. With operational headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, Viking provides destination-focused itineraries designed for experienced travelers who have an interest in geography, culture and history. Each journey includes a shore excursion in every port, and an exclusive Viking Culture Curriculum program that provides deep immersion in the destination through performances of music and art, cooking demonstrations, informative port talks and carefully selected guest lecturers.
Viking currently operates a fleet of more than 80 vessels, state-of-the-art ships that have received numerous accolades since their launch from industry experts and travelers alike. Viking was voted the #1 River Cruise Line by Condé Nast Traveler in their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards, and for the third year in a row, has been named the #1 Ocean Cruise Line* by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards 2018.
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Viking Expedition is a new leg of Viking Cruises to deliver expedition cruises in destinations previously not operated by Viking Cruises. The Specialist is a senior and role onboard Viking’s expedition vessels and a key member in the delivery of Viking’s Enrichment Program by delivering presentations, workshops and guiding interpretative walks and hikes on shore or by mingling in guest areas on board, encouraging and facilitating an environment of informal education.
The specialist will be part of a world class team of expedition staff members.
Check out all the Viking jobs:
Historian, Anthropologist, the list goes on!
We are currently recruiting a new team of researchers, funded by an Australian Research Council grant and led by Associate Professor Andrew Woods, to develop software workflows that can be used to recreate significant underwater cultural heritage sites, such as shipwrecks, in immersive underwater virtual heritage experiences.
The team will use photogrammetric 3D reconstruction techniques to generate complex digital 3D models of shipwreck sites from hundreds of thousands of underwater images. This will allow vivid experiences to be created, which explain the stories of shipwrecks, including HMAS Sydney (II) and HMAS AE1.
In collaboration with the Western Australian Museum and the Australian National Maritime Museum, the project will also conduct audience engagement studies to recommend the most appropriate methods to implement underwater virtual heritage experiences for Australian audiences.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join the team and assist with the development and testing of software for large-scale photogrammetric 3D reconstruction processing that will run on the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s machines. You will be joining a team that has already achieved impressive results working on shipwreck datasets including Kyrenia (300 BC), VOC ship Batavia (1629), Santo Antonio de Tanna (1697), James Matthews (1841), Rouse Simmons (1868), HMAS AE1 (1914), HMAS Sydney (II) (1941) and HSK Kormoran (1941).
More information about the project, and other positions available on this project, is available here: https://research.curtin.edu.au/projects-expertise/3D-shipwrecks/
Are you a marine archaeologist who knows marine survey? Go offshore and make money. I’m going to keep saying it. Go offshore and learn how to do it. Huge need in the US right now. You got questions about it? E-mail me. You got questions about this job, see below. E-mail Jake.
The Historian will provide support for the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) program at NHHC located at the Washington Navy Yard. This will include conducting independent research in order to draft histories on individual ships needing DANFS entries.
* Conduct archival research to find relevant information that will assist with drafting new DANFS entries as well as update existing DANFS entries.
* Independently draft DANFS entries to include a biography section on the ship’s namesake and a chronological account of the ship’s activities and operations.
* Learn how to upload new DANFS entries to the NHHC website as well edit existing entries on the NHHC website using Adobe CQ.
* Utilize existing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to update progress on DANFS entries.
* Assist with tracking the DANFS entries of decommissioned ships that need updating as well as the active ships that need periodic updates based on recent operations.
* Assist DANFS production by proofreading and editing entries written by other NHHC historians and contractors.
* Provide written DANFS entries of proper length as deemed appropriate by the DANFS Editor based on the necessary amount of biographical information and ship operational history.
* Provide written DANFS entries constructed from thorough archival research and contain a minimal number of spelling and grammatical errors. Entries will meet NHHC style guides and professional standards.
* Be an expert in the field of history with 3-5 years of history experience that shall include experience in performing research among primary documents and writing historical articles for publication, particularly for the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
* Advanced degree preferred, minimally an undergraduate degree in history with demonstrated subject matter expertise in a field of history with extensive research, writing, and publication experience.
* Writing sample required.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $80,000.00 – $95,000.00 per year
FAPESP – São Paulo Research Foundation: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Quaternary Palynology
One post-doctoral position is available to work on a research project based in the Department of Sedimentary and Environmental Geology of University of São Paulo’s Institute of Geoscience (GSA/IGc/USP), in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
The select candidate is expected to:
a) Collect sediment cores from a series of lakes, palaeochannels and artificial canals in close proximity to archaeological sites in Southwest Amazonia;
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Alaska Regional Office, Navigability Section, seeks cost proposals to enter into a contract for the research of historical use of water bodies in Alaska and a work product containing the information outlined in this SOW.
The party providing this service will draft reports summarizing the historical use of selected hydrologic regions in Alaska, depending on the funding available and the cost to provide these summaries of historical use. The hydrologic regions are included in Appendix A. The summaries will be used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to assist with administrative determinations of navigability. The prioritization of water bodies needing historical use research is dynamic, and the contractor should expect to consult with BLM regarding the priority of a given waterbody before starting on any report.
The deliverable should contain an analysis of the water bodies (and segments) of hydrologic regions that were historically used for travel, focusing on use before and until Alaska statehood (January 3, 1959). It is important to broadly include information for context of use. At a minimum, the report should contain the type of watercraft used, the segment or water body in which the use occurred, notes of use elsewhere in the state if applicable, earliest date of use, latest date of use, notes as needed, a reference to the source used, and a copy of the source. Digital submissions are sufficient.
 These reports prepared by the contracted historian will summarize the historical use of the selected water body, but they will not serve as a final navigability determination. BLM reserves that decision.
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If you are looking to join a specialist team in a dynamic, premium consultancy, we welcome your interest and encourage you to take advantage of new opportunities. Please also take time to explore the benefits of being part of the team at Ecology and Heritage Partners.
Archaeologists (Aboriginal, historical, maritime)
Calling Archaeologists and Anthropologists to ‘sieve-out-the-dirt on their research and experiences’ with Natasha.
Behind the trowel, hopes to branch out into other disciplines such as History, Paleontology, and Geology. So if you are keen to share your field of expertise, drop an email and we will see what we can do.
There is no better time, than now! Most of us are working/studying from home on projects for post-lockdown. When will we have the opportunity to do this again? By having informal chats with archaeologists, Natasha hopes to popularise the profession and to de-stigmatize the discipline, one interview at a time, and says ” since the Time Team era, archaeological programs have struggled to be both educational and entertaining. Let’s change that!”
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Masters’ degree in History or related field with a strong understanding of US Military History, preference for research background in WWII-Pacific Theatre, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam War
The University of Stirling, UK, and Historic England announce the opportunity for a fully-funded collaborative doctoral partnership student to undertake a project focusing on the economic valuation of coastal heritage in South West England entitled Entitled “Exploring the value of coastal heritage to different sectors of society using discrete choice experiments”
The project will explore the applicability of economic valuation to coastal heritage and apply discrete choice modelling to value maritime heritage. The research will seek to capture intangible, non-use values of the conservation of coastal heritage sites that go beyond narrow notions of economic value of heritage sites (e.g. tourism revenue or employment effects). The valuation study will explore values for coastal heritage sites held by different user groups (e.g. locals and tourists). While economic valuation is at the heart of this project, the use of focus groups, interviews and surveys within this approach allows for a deeper exploration of the factors that shape people’s relationships with coastal heritage. The project will use state-of-the-art methods to analyse discrete choice experiment (DCE) data to examine the relationships between (economic) values for coastal heritage and concepts such as social and contested values and place identity.
Application deadline: 17th of June 2020
The PhD candidate will investigate late Holocene relative sea-level (RSL) and coastal environmental change in southwestern and northern Norway. The trend, rate, magnitude, and coastal impact of recent RSL change will be investigated by integrating new proxy data collected from shallow and marginal marine areas with previously reported tide gauge records. The candidate will also work closely with sea-level modelers in Norway and Canada to improve predictions of RSL change along the Norwegian coast over the next century and beyond. Together with partners at the Geological Survey of Norway, shallow marine areas adjacent to selected coastal sites will be surveyed and sampled. Sedimentary analyses will aim to characterize changes in coastal benthic ecology and biogeochemistry over the last 1–2 millennia. Documented trends will be compared with new RSL data and models to explore the impacts of RSL rise on coastal processes.
The Department of History at the United States Naval Academy is seeking applications for the Class of 1957 Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Naval Heritage for the 2020-2021 academic year. The successful applicants will possess a recent Ph.D. in history and a well-defined on-going research project in naval or Marine Corps history (any era, any field), and be an accomplished classroom instructor. The Class of 57 Post-docs will teach one class per semester of either American Naval History or a topic in the instructor’s field. The fellows will also participate actively in the Department, especially as a resource for other instructors of naval/Marine Corps history.
This is a 12-month, federal excepted service position. The initial contract period is for approximately one year with an option for renewal which is contingent upon on the needs and emerging plans of the Naval Academy. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.