A PhD position in Archaeology is hereby announced. This postgraduate position covers four years and is financed with employment as a doctoral student. The PhD candidate in archaeology will work jointly with a PhD candidate from the research program for Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at the Department of Earth Sciences within the frames of the interdisciplinary project Fisheries and coastal development in small island context – the past, present and future. This project investigates marine resources and coastal zones in a long-term perspective with the focus on the use of marine assets, loss of biodiversity and climate change. A common research question is how the coastal zone and the marine resources, especially fisheries, have developed and changed over time and what their current status is. The results will form a base to develop strategies for a future sustainable management of the costal zones and fisheries. The special assignment for the PhD candidate of Archaeology is to analyse archaeological assemblages of fish bones from various time frames, and to connect the results to an analysis of global and local climate change data and various forms of managements of these resources. The project focuses on Gotland Island in the Baltic Sea but with comparative case studies from small island contexts in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In this interdisciplinary project, the successful applicant will interact closely with the PhD student from the Department of Earth Sciences as well as with other PhD students in the research school.
As part of the ALOA project (Archéologie Littorale Outre Atlantique, Fondation de France) dedicated to the impact of climate change on the cultural (archaeological) heritage of the Guadeloupe and Saint-Martin islands, the recruited person will be dedicated, on the one hand, to the operational coordination of the project and, on the other hand, to the development of participatory science methodologies to carry out a heritage health report in its geomorphologic context and to develop action research principles.
– Phd in geography, with expertise in geomorphology on the evolution of the coastline and the coastline. This expertise must be confirmed by publications in conferences and newspapers in the field.
– Very good knowledge of georeferenced data processing techniques, collaborative databases and analysis of geomorphological data. Depending on the profile of the person recruited, additional training may be provided.
– Willingness to work in a team.
– Ability to work in the field.
– Mobility (periods – several weeks per year – of field work in Guadeloupe and Saint-Martin).
– Ability to communicate with a wide audience.
Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as a Research Operations Specialist III (ROS III) to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS). MNMS conducts scientific research, monitoring, exploration, education and outreach activities with the goals of preserving submerged resources and providing awareness of maritime heritage. The ROS III is required to safely and efficiently operate offshore, conducting marine science research aboard vessels. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Meeting the demands of offshore scientific research operations aboard various research vessels
- Providing dive support, archeological field support, research;
- Providing education, outreach, science communications and outreach coordination.
- Support science activities at the site including projects such as remote sensing surveys, historical research, and SCUBA diving. Additional tasks include cruise planning and preparation, participating in field work (up to five projects a year, 1-12 days each), data management, education, outreach, science
- Analyze data collected during MNMS field activities, such as processing oceanographic data, shipwreck identification, and creating data visualization products.
- Conduct geographic information system (GIS) analysis. Tasks include manage geospatial data; produce maps to support science, education, or resource protection programs; conduct spatial analysis.
- Provide content for science communication. Tasks include developing new content and revising existing content for webpages and producing summary reports on science activities.
- Develop, coordinate and support field outreach events and public events highlighting the science data and work of the MNMS (5-10 events a year, 1-3 days each).
- Develop Social media content and other education and outreach products to communicate science data to the public.
- Work with media to communicate science data and findings for MNMS.
- Master’s degree in Marine Science or related discipline (Archaeology, Communications, Education, History, etc.)
- Experience on vessels and knowledge of safe vessel operations
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Experience with ArcGIS software, statistical software, remote sensing technologies including multibeam sonar and satellite imagery.
- Knowledge of a range of marine associated disciplines to include ecology, oceanography, and fisheries.
- Experience communication science discoveries and data to the public.
- Current SCUBA certification (NAUI, PADI, etc.) and meet the standards established by the program’s diver certification process (which meets the standards set by NOAA and the American Academy of Underwater Science), or able to immediately participate/pass NOAA Diving training course, and maintain throughout duration of employment.
- Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds to assist transporting equipment and gear is required.
- Experience working with federal government and state agencies.
- Ability to plan and coordinate multi-agency field logistical needs on multiple spatial and temporal scales.
- Experience mobilizing research cruises, including tracking personnel and paperwork, purchasing and organizing field gear, and coordinating with research vessel operations staff and crew.
CPC is an EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Marine Project Archaeologist. The Marine Project Archaeologist will provide support to cultural resource projects throughout the United States and potentially international work, as available. The Marine Project Archaeologist will have extensive knowledge of field data collection techniques, implement marine archaeological monitoring, inventory, evaluation, and data recovery efforts, analyze marine remote sensing data and maritime archaeological data, and prepare compliance reports.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the scoping of archaeological projects and utilize GIS, site records, and other data sources to identify locations where sites can occur.
- Keep records and maintain the relevant State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) documentation pertaining to cultural resources.
- Provides regulatory compliance support for Federal, state, municipal, and commercial clients.
- Serves as a Field Director and have experience in directing field crews under the guidance of the Principal Investigator including scheduling work and making individual or team work assignments and leading the instruction of others in the use of equipment, technology, and field methods.
- Supports all phases of archaeological investigation and regulatory compliance.
- Collects information and makes judgments through observation, interviews, and the review of documents.
- Writes archaeological reports and/or prepare archaeological site forms and in making decisions about project alternatives, NRHP evaluations, and assessing effects on historic properties.
- Works with technical field, lab and office staff, managers and administrative staff to ensure that projects meet AECOM quality standards
- Performs manual labor including diving.
- Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 50 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain or marine vessels in a wide range of weather conditions.
The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington seeks to hire an archaeologist for a 1 year Visiting appointment for the 2020-2021 academic year. Specific rank (Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Lecturer) to be determined based on whether the PhD is in hand at time of appointment and subject to change with degree conferral.
We are particularly interested in a scholar with a methodological focus in faunal analysis, historical archaeology, and/or underwater archaeology, but the culture area and time period are open. Expertise in zoo archaeology preferred.
AECOM has an immediate need in Pocasset, MA for a short-term, part-time, on call Marine Archaeologist to conduct offshore Surveys in support of renewable energy capital projects.
Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:
- Skilled in marine archaeological surveys and archaeological data collection techniques
- Performs standard scientific work requiring application of techniques and procedures.
- Detects problems when using standardized procedures because of the condition of sample, difficulties with the equipment, etc.
- Conducts specific phases of projects for more experienced scientists.
- Proposes appropriate analytical methods and techniques.
- Assists in providing advice and consulting services within scope of scientific knowledge.
- Draws conclusions and makes recommendations based on analysis.
- Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
- Works under general supervision.
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 Marine Geophysicists (Supervisor/Officer/Senior Officer grade) to join our Marine Geophysics team under the GeoServices directorate, to be based in Salisbury or Edinburgh and exceptionally at other regional offices. 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.
While the Marine Geophysics team specialises in support of the offshore renewables industry, we support many other offshore developments and, with a wide range of stakeholders, support for marine Cultural Heritage in the UK and worldwide. The successful applicants would assist in the production and delivery of a range of marine geophysical projects, at Senior Officer grade capability to lead such projects and contributing to team leadership.
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The Department of Anthropology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor position in Nautical Archaeology, starting in the Fall 2020 academic semester. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses per semester (Fall and Spring semesters). Courses in the Fall semester include Historical Archaeology, Archaeological Artifact Conservation, and Analytical Archaeology; courses in the Spring semester will be determined at the time of appointment based on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the operation of the Conservation Research Laboratory, as well as the administration of the department’s MS degree in Maritime Archaeology and Conservation.
Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to serve as Research Operations Specialist II (ROS II) to the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The ROS II assists in carrying out field work, data management and analysis, report preparation and science communication, and provides general assistance with NOAA small boats and dive programs.
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:
- 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.
- Possess a Master’s Degree or higher in any history field.
- Experience working in archives and/or other records repositories.
- Demonstrate experience writing articles and other materials for peer reviewed or edited publications.
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.
- Washington Navy Yard, D.C.
- NARA I/NARA II
- Library of Congress
Job Type: Full-time
- 401(k) Matching
- Dental Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Vision Insurance
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Research and Publication: 3 years (Required)
- Master’s (Required)
- United States (Required)
- Multiple locations
- Only full-time employees eligible
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Job openings with NOAA’s Navigation Response Teams. Specifically, the team at Stennis Space Center, MS.
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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.
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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/