Re-Posted: Coastal Archaeologist

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is currently seeking one (1) contract worker for the Coastal Preserves Bureau.

This position will have operational responsibility for the coordination of archaeology survey of MDMR’s Coastal Preserve Sites, which will allow for the full consideration of cultural and historic values in our land management and project compliance activities under the provisions of the Mississippi Antiquities Law. This position will also be required to meet MDMR response needs for archaeological resources on privately owned lands when requested, including recording new discoveries, and assessing impacts to known sites. This position is part of the Coastal Preserves Bureau and reports to the Coastal Preserves Bureau Director.

University of Miami Masters Degree Fall 2022 Track Availability

University of Miami Masters Degree Fall 2022 Track Availability

We wanted to let everyone know we have a few spots left for Fall 2022 to start within the Master of Professional Science (MPS) degree program at the University of Miami. To apply, go here:

We are filling up quickly (close June 1), so submit now if you are interested in any tracks below (we need at least 2 letters of recommendation before we can send off to faculty for review):
·     Applied Remote Sensing– 3 spots left
·     Aquaculture– 6 spots left
·     Broadcast Meteorology– 1 spot left
·     Climate and Society– 6 spots left
·     Coastal Zone Management– 3 spots left
·     Exploration Science – 1 spot left
·     Fisheries Management and Conservation – 5 spots left
·     Marine Conservation – 2 spots left
·     Marine Mammal Science – 1 spot left
·     Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics– 1 spot left
·     Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management – 2 spots left
·     Underwater Archaeology – 2 spots left
·     Weather Forecasting– possibly 1 spot left

Any questions, please let me know!!!

Josh Coco, Ed. D.
Assistant Dean, Rosenstiel School
Tel: (305) 421.4002
Fax: (305) 421.4711

University of Miami
RSMAS Campus – 105C
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1031



Frederick, Maryland, US

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., (RCG&A) has an opening for a Mid-Level Nautical Archaeologist in our Frederick, Maryland office. This full-time, permanent position requires a master’s degree in maritime/nautical archaeology or closely related field. Experience in geophysical data collection, processing and analyses is required, as is skill in technical writing. Experience conducting or supporting geotechnical investigations is ideal. The candidate also should possess project management experience working in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Cost and Outer Continental Shelf. Experience with shallow air surface supplied diving systems is a plus, but not required.

This full-time, salaried professional position carries a full benefits package (paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave; health, dental, and life insurance; and a generous 401(k) plan). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience.

RCG&A maintains a Drug-Free Workplace and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing. COVID-19 vaccination is a prerequisite.

RCG&A, a 40-year old cultural resources planning and compliance firm with expertise across the spectrum of the preservation disciplines, is a recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, of two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards, Preservation Connecticut’s 2020 Award of Merit, and of the Top Ten Family Friendly Business Award.

Your application must include a letter of interest, a full CV, and contact information for three professional or academic references who can speak to your archaeological capabilities and work experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

To apply, please visit the Careers Section of our website at Also, learn a bit more about Frederick, Maryland at

Blue Jobs

Dear collegues, 

I would like to inform you that a new job search platform, blue-jobs, specialised in the marine sciences sectors has been recently launched.

Blue-jobs allows to refine the job search by type of organisation, level of experience, country and sector (oceanography, marine renewable energy, aquaculture, marine consultancy, etc.)

For organisations and companies looking for candidates, Blue-jobs also allows to upload quickly job vacancies to increase the exposure of the job ads. 

Feel free to share it among your networks:

Best regards, 

Celia Murcia

Re-Posted: Senior Archaeologist/Marine Archaeology Lead

Wood is currently seeking a Senior Archaeologist/Marine Archaeology Lead, for a full-time position in southwestern Ontario.

Ideally this role will be based in either our Burlington, Richmond Hill, Cambridge or London, ON offices.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team of experienced consulting archaeologists. This position will play a key role in growing and developing the Cultural Resource Group in Ontario, with a particular emphasis on Marine Archaeology. The position involves mostly office and some field-based responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with all aspects of archaeological permitting and assessment requirements aligned with the Ontario Heritage Act and MHSTCI’s standards;
  • Research, prepare, and submit proposals and reports for a variety of archaeological projects;
  • Project management, including client and stakeholder communications, organizing and monitoring support staff;
  • Preparation and review of reports to meet MHSTCI’s standards;
  • Senior technical oversight/review;
  • Work with and mentor archaeological staff within the department;
  • Business development activities, including d eveloping in-house marine archaeological capabilities;
  • Interacting with clients, government personnel and Indigenous Nations;
  • Analysis of artifacts and interpretation of data;

Skills / Qualifications

  • Professional License in good standing from the MHSTCI;
  • Ability to secure a Marine Archaeology Permit from MHSTCI;
  • Master’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology or related field;
  • 10+ years’ experience in consulting archaeology in Ontario (Stage 1 – 4 AA);
  • Must have detailed working knowledge of Ontario archaeology with an applied understanding of current Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists issued by the MHSTCI and associated Technical Bulletins;
  • Capable of delivering quality work in a deadline-driven environment with minimal supervision;
  • Able to follow and implement both technical and safety training and instructions;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to obtain Provincial and Federal Security Clearance;
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company’s driving policy (MVR);
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert Knowledge of Material Culture such as Historical, lithic and/ or Indigenous Artifacts in Ontario
  • Membership with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP)

Arnold’s Bay Project Intern

The Arnold’s Bay Project intern will have a unique opportunity to broaden their educational experience by supporting our team in historic research, in-water survey, and excavation at the Revolutionary War battlefield site of Arnold’s Bay, Lake Champlain, in Panton, VT. Preliminary field work and historic research will take place in June and July with focused excavation efforts from August 1st – September 9th. Arnold’s Bay saw the conclusion of the Battle of Lake Champlain on October 13, 1776, when General Benedict Arnold guided his battered fleet into its shallow waters, set them aflame, and fled with his crew up the embankment and south to Fort Ticonderoga for the winter. In 2022, the Museum team will continue to survey the battlefield site utilizing underwater metal detectors to identify artifacts and gain a better understanding of the events of October, 1776. In addition to assisting with historic research, survey and excavation, artifact handling and conservation, the intern will have the opportunity to engage the public through onsite and online programming, improving public access to interpretation of the lake’s underwater resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Research and Archaeology team in historic research, survey, and excavation of the Arnold’s Bay battlefield site.
  • Provide public interpretation for Museum visitors both on site and virtually.
  • Support public outreach through blogs and social media series
  • Participate in other Museum activities as identified by the intern as professional development interests.

Qualifications, Skills, and Attributes

  • Undergraduate, Graduate student, or recent graduate in history, archaeology, historic preservation, museum studies, or related field
  • Experience and/or interest in 18th century history content preferred
  • SCUBA certification (open water or higher) required
  • Ability to work flexibly in a (physically-distanced) office, both independently and as a team member
  • Commitment to collaboration, strong technical writing skills and communication ability
  • Access to private transportation
  • Commitment to adhere to COVID-conscious workplace protocols

Working Conditions

This position will include onsite, offsite, and on water work. Work outside will occur in all weather conditions.

How To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, summary of dive experience and three references to with the subject line “Arnold’s Bay Project Intern.”

Equal Opportunity Employment

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Museum prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Call for expressions of interest for the submission of Marie Sklodowska Curie proposals in Historical Archaeology

ICREA Research Professor Sandra Montón Subías, established at Departament d’Humanitats, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF) 2020 call.

Prof. Montón Subías is one of the few established professors teaching and researching historical archaeology in continental Europe and in Spain. Her current fields of research are the archaeology of modern Iberian colonialism and the First Globalization. Moreover, being committed to a feminist archaeology, throughout her career she has investigated topics of gender and identity, with her current research focusing on the effects of Spanish colonialism on gender systems, women’s maintenance activities, and processes of identity on the island of Guam.

Prof. Sandra Montón-Subías has already supervised three MSCA fellows and is the PI in the project Gender and Globalization. From Prehistory to Early Modernity in the Mariana Islands (GenderGLOBAL) and director of the project ABERIGUA (Archaeology of Iberian Cultural Contact and Colonialism in Guam and the Mariana Islands). She also coordinates the UPF’s research group CGyM (Colonialism, Gender and Materialities). Since 2015, she co-directs the archaeological excavations conducted at different locations in the island of Guam, Mariana Islands (Western Pacific).

Prof. Montón Subías is interested in sponsoring one postdoctoral student working in any subject related to the previous projects including the Archaeology of Colonialism, the Archaeology of Gender and the Archaeology of the Manila Galleon. In addition, experts in 3D model tools for architecture reconstruction will be also accepted to work in the preservation, protection and presentation to the general public of the archaeological sites excavated within the project ABERIGUA.

InterdisciplinaryDEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBureau of Ocean Energy ManagementOffice of Renewable Energy Programs/Environment Branch for Renewable Energy

Specific hiring authorities, take a look before you apply.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) manages the exploration and development of the nation’s offshore resources. It seeks to appropriately balance economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through oil and gas leases, renewable energy development and environmental reviews and studies. For information about our bureau go to:

This position is located within the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Environment Branch for Renewable Energy. This recruitment is for two positions and may be filled either as a virtual position or in Sterling, Virginia.

At the full performance level (GS-13) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1.Conduct consultations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with state, local, tribal, and other Federal agencies on the physical and visual effects of offshore renewable energy development on onshore cultural and historic properties;
2. Research and analyze physical and visual impacts to aesthetic, cultural, natural, and historical resources from offshore renewable energy activities;
3. Analyze and review onshore cultural surveys and reports submitted by applicants and lessees; and
4. Develop mitigation procedures for the protection of onshore and offshore cultural resources associated with renewable development activities.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor permission.

A relocation or recruitment incentive may be offered at management’s discretion.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

Salary Information
GS-13: $106,823.00 – $138,868.00 per annum.
First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

Program Manager, Underwater Archaeology

Looking for a challenge? Parks Canada is seeking a strong leader to direct and manage the agency’s team of underwater archaeologists and to set the research agenda for the future. You have a passion for history, culture and heritage and can help shape an archaeological program that will contribute to building Canada’s knowledge about underwater cultural heritage from coast to coast to coast. Parks Canada is the proud steward of 48 national parks (including 1 national urban park), 4 national marine conservation areas and 174 national historic sites, including 9 historic canals. The underwater archaeological resources associated with these national treasures and the stories they represent is the focus of the team’s work.

Executive Director National Maritime Historical Society

The National Maritime Historical Society’s (NMHS) mission is to raise awareness of the nation’s maritime heritage and the role seafaring has played in shaping civilization – through publications, educational programs and maritime conferences, partnerships, and outreach events. Supported by roughly 7,000 members, NMHS has a budget of around $1M, 7 staff, and is governed by a 23-person Board of Trustees. The office is headquartered in Peekskill, New York.

For more information about National Maritime Historical Society, please see the attachment below (About National Maritime Historical Society) or visit

The new Executive Director will be expected to build upon the significant achievements of Burchie Green, who is retiring after 19 years of leadership service. 

In this context, strategic priorities for the new Executive Director include: 

  • Expanding membership by bringing on board younger, more diverse members
  • Increasing revenue through operations and philanthropic support
  • Accelerating the Society’s digital/social media presence

Call for Applications

Funded MA and PhD positions in Maritime Archaeology at Koç University, Turkey.

Application Deadline May 27th, 2022

Associated with the Department of Archaeology and History of Art (ARHA) at Koç University, Turkey, the Koç University Mustafa V. Koç Maritime Archaeology Research Center (KUDAR) offers funded MA and PhD positions to applicants interested in pursuing research topics in maritime archaeology.  Past and current student research topics include ship graffiti in mosques, Byzantine-era timber supplies for shipbuilding, amphora stamps and patterns of distribution, Roman-era maritime landscapes in the Adriatic, and using responsive 3D printing for loss compensation in archival and museum environments. 

We are seeking applications for our MA and PhD positions from individuals who can propose their own innovative research topics, or applicants who may be specifically interested in ship iconography, imagery, and graffiti in Turkey.  In both cases, applicants should include a detailed research proposal within their application materials.  For more information about the center and the application process, please visit the KUDAR website (, or contact Matthew Harpster ( or Michael Jones (

Offshore Wind Historic & Cultural Resources Specialist

Imagine a future where you support our portfolio of offshore wind projects by providing regulatory expertise in historic and cultural resources protection

Join us in this role where you’ll work with the company’s permitting, government affairs, legal, and commercial teams together with external consultants, subject matter experts, and regulatory agencies to identify and mitigate effects on historic properties, landscapes, and archaeological features protected under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and in coordination with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).

Welcome to Permitting, Environment & Marine Affairs

You’ll be part of the Strategic Permitting team where you, together with your colleagues, will direct work for our consultants to prepare defensible and streamlined onshore and offshore archaeological and visual impact assessments and serve as our lead internal SME on this topic. You’ll support the permitting team in preparing applicable sections of permit applications and lead portions of regulatory stakeholder engagement, working with our Tribal Liaison. You’ll also stay abreast of regulatory developments and build stakeholder relationships across our portfolio.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • successfully achieving permits and memoranda of agreement for mitigation measures under Section 106 of the NHPA and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management permitting process for offshore wind
  • leading Section 106 activities, including public meetings, coordination with state and federal agencies and consulting parties, and alignment in approach across projects
  • providing expertise on visual impact assessment methodologies (viewshed analysis, simulations, characterization of context and setting) and historic properties effects assessments and mitigation
  • providing expertise on federal and state archaeological survey protocols (onshore and offshore), effects assessments, mitigation development, and Unanticipated Discoveries Plans
  • providing technical oversight of permitting, technical, and legal consultants that provide services related to Section 106 of the NHPA, as part of federal and state permitting processes
  • identifying opportunities to improve consultation with tribes and tribal historic preservation officers, state historic preservation officers, and historic societies.

To succeed in the role, you:

  • hold a degree in cultural and heritage resource management, environmental policy/regulation, law, history, archaeology, or another relevant field, or have commensurate experience
  • have at least five years of working experience with the National Historic Preservation Act and familiarity with related resources such as National Register of Historic Places properties, shipwrecks and archaeological sites, Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs), and National Historic Landmarks (Section 110)
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to facilitate understanding of complex topics among diverse people with a broad range of technical and cultural knowledge and divergent perspectives
  • understand the need for discretion and respect in both internal and external communications and can demonstrate examples of overcoming obstacles and a range of conflicts within or among internal and external stakeholder groups
  • are committed to creating a better, more sustainable world for everyone.

Join a world leader in green energy

Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind energy and ranked the world’s most sustainable energy company. To be a frontrunner, we invest significantly in employee development, and from the moment you join us, we’ll support your personal and professional growth. Here, you’ll get the opportunities that will unleash your full potential, and you’ll experience a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic work environment.

Shape the future with us

Send your application to us no later than May 7, 2022. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

If you need to request any adjustments to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment process we’re happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

We offer a flexible workplace, and in this position you’ll be working in a hybrid (office and home-working) set-up.

Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.

Vessel and Operations Coordinator

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and well-qualified vessel and operations coordinator to provide vessel support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS) in Key West, FL. FKNMS operates a fleet of 16 small boats ranging from 20’ to 39’ in length. 

A qualified person is required to assist in managing the FKNMS small boats, ensuring they are operated and maintained in compliance with USCG and NOAA policies and regulations. The vessel and operations coordinator is needed to assist the FKNMS Superintendent with vessel personnel assignments and cruise requirements, based upon the sanctuary’s mission requirements and vessel maintenance. 

DPAA Historian

Serves as the historical advisor and professional consultant for DPAA conducting historical studies.

Incumbent typical work assignments may include the following:

  • Sets, conveys, and enforces standards and procedures for research and case development.
  • Serves as historical advisor and professional consultant for DPAA conducting historical studies; obtaining, collecting, analyzing, exploiting, and integrating all available historical evidence and information; interpreting military history in the context of U.S. military and civilian personnel; establishing historical facts based upon research conducted; and grouping historical facts along with determining interrelationships to search, recover, and identify unaccounted-for persons from past conflicts.
  • Researches historical records and investigative leads to identify information requirements and gaps to satisfy during field investigations and disinterments.
  • Acts as the lead in developing historical information and regional strategies to directly support casualty investigations and search and recovery missions.
  • Possesses an understanding of the geography and flow of battle, casualty evacuation processes, remains recovery activities, and remains handling and processing procedures.

GSA Virtual Panel on Careers in Underwater Archaeology

The ACUA Graduate Student Associate (GSAs) Members are thrilled to announce a virtual panel discussion on careers in underwater archaeology happening on April 21, 2022 @7:00 – 8:00pm EST (11:00pm UTC). This exciting panel was originally scheduled for the SHA conference in Philadelphia back in January, but was cancelled due to covid-related travel issues. Yet, with every cloud there is a silver lining. Now, rather than the panel being restricted to those who could physically attend the conference, it is available to all! The GSAs are most excited about our esteemed panel, which represent a diversity of careers and employers, including federal agencies, museum operations, cultural resource management, and academia.

This event is open to all. Those interested in attending need only email for the GoogleMeet link. Students and early career professionals are highly encouraged to attend. Panelists will be answering a variety of career/education related questions posed to them by the panel hosts. However, the GSAs fully welcome questions from the audience, which can be either submitted before the event (email all questions to or during the panel using the Meeting’s chat function. For more information on the subject matter and the panelists, please see the attached flyer, or email We cannot wait to see you all there!

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summer Interpretation Fellowship

At Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, we are committed to using our skills as historians to help make systemic change in our work and in the museum field. As part of this, we have spent the past two years working to remove barriers to access and pursuing new research projects that shine a light on untold stories of women and people of color in the Champlain Valley. Yet, we recognize that there is more work to do to create space, challenge bias, and dismantle systems that reinforce inequality.

In 2022, we are excited to introduce a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summer Interpretation Fellowship. The primary goals of the fellowship are to make our exhibitions and visitor experience more accessible and inclusive for visitors, and to provide opportunities for early career scholars and museum professionals to have an impact with the public.

The DEI Summer Interpretation Fellow position has three main objectives: to build upon the current exhibitions and collections at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for the visitors’ experience; to develop new museum interpretation and interactive experiences based on the Fellow’s area of expertise, interest, and previous research; and to help make exhibitions more accessible and engaging for a wide range of audiences, with a specific focus on incorporating previously underrepresented perspectives into Museum interpretation. The Fellow and the interpretation team will be exploring questions including: How do we make our collections/exhibits more relevant to what is going on in today’s world? How do we connect visitors of all ages and backgrounds to the history of the region in ways that are meaningful to them, and support learning a more inclusive, comprehensive history?

The Fellow will also spend significant time interpreting the exhibitions onsite with visitors, exploring meaningful connections between the content and the visitor. Through their research and onsite experiences, they will develop training materials for volunteer interpreters and staff. The Fellow will also gain experience in the day-to-day logistics of Museum operations and work closely with staff in Admissions, Visitor Experience, and volunteers.

This opportunity is open to anyone self-identifying as underrepresented in the museum and archaeology fields. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

BOEM Tribal Liaison Coordinator and subject matter expert for Tribal consultation related to Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy planning, exploration and development.

This position is located within the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), in Sterling, VA.

At the full performance level, GS-14 the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serve as OREP’s Tribal Liaison Coordinator and subject matter expert for Tribal consultation related to Outer Continental Shelf renewable energy planning, exploration and development.
2. Participate on the Bureau Tribal Working Group comprised of the HQ, Regional, and Program Office Tribal Liaison Representatives.
3. Coordinate OREP activities under the National Environmental Policy Act, Executive Order 13175- “Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments” and related departmental and Bureau policies and practices.
4. Support and advise the Bureau’s Leadership and Tribal Liaison Officer on issues related to Government-to-Government consultation.
5. Make recommendations on Bureau Tribal policy and practices.
6. Develop and implement program policy and analyses on matters concerning Tribal consultation, collaboration, and outreach.
7. Maintain and improve relationships with Tribal governments and representatives by serving as the technical lead and primary point of contact for Bureau renewable energy activities for tribal outreach and engagement at the Department and Federal levels, often discussing complex and potentially controversial tribal and related regulatory issues.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information
GS-13: 106,823 -138,868 per annum.
GS-14: 126,233 -164,102 per annum.

First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

This vacancy is also announced as BOEM-MMEE-22-ETA-045(MP) for those applicants who wish to apply and be considered under Merit Promotion procedures.

Underwater Archaeology Program Manager

AECOM is seeking an Underwater Archaeology Program Manager for our Providence, RI location

Responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the overall management administration to project and assists in establishing project specific objectives and policies.
  • Provides management and guidance to subordinate managers, enforces company and project policies, and a primary liaison between AECOM and client interface.
  • Oversees and ensures all facets of the project are constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule through subordinate managers and supervisors.
  • Responsible for administering the project from budgeting/schedule stage through procurement and contract closeout. Position has significant profit/loss responsibility for assigned project.
  • Serve as AECOM’s Cultural Resources Deputy Department Manager for New England and manage all New England-based archaeology staff
  • Serve as main POC for all terrestrial archaeological needs in New England
  • Liaise with Architectural History group to support architectural history/historic preservation needs in New England
  • Liaise with Business Line leads and Project Managers to support cultural resource needs in New England
  • Lead growth of AECOM’s terrestrial archaeology program in New England
  • Serve as AECOM Underwater Archaeology Program Manager
  • Lead growth of AECOM’s underwater archaeology program nationwide and internationally
  • Liaise with Business Line leads and Project Managers to support underwater cultural resource needs nationwide and internationally
  • Lead and support proposal development within New England and nationally, as needed
  • Work with CRM Department Manager and other CRM Deputy Department Managers to lead and grow department and support growth of CRM Department staff

NOAA-OAR-OER-2023-2007237Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2023 Funding OpportunityDepartment of Commerce

NOAA Ocean Exploration is pleased to announce its Ocean Exploration Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Opportunity. NOAA Ocean Exploration is the only federal program dedicated to exploring the deep ocean, closing prominent gaps in our basic understanding of U.S. deep waters and the seafloor and delivering the ocean information needed to strengthen the economy, health, and security of our nation. 

We are soliciting proposals for interdisciplinary ocean exploration in waters under U.S. jurisdiction that support national priorities, including NOAA science and technology priorities of uncrewed systems, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, ’omics, data, and citizen science and the Strategic Priorities for Ocean Exploration and Characterization of the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (draft report to be released April 2022) developed per the National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone

For Fiscal Year 2023, NOAA Ocean Exploration is seeking proposals focused on any one of the following three themes: 

OCEAN EXPLORATION and DISCOVERY: Proposals should be in support of the NOAA ocean exploration mission to explore unknown or poorly known ocean areas, processes, and resources in waters deeper than 200 meters. NOAA Ocean Exploration is particularly interested in exploration for, and discovery of, microorganisms, sponges, corals, and other organisms in waters deeper than 200 meters that may have biopharmaceutical or biotechnological potential. Such proposals should reference the NOAA ’omics strategy. All proposals should reference the National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone.

MARITIME HERITAGE: Proposals should address exploration and discovery of significant maritime heritage resources that improve historical knowledge and inform decisions concerning preservation, management, and potential seafloor use. Maritime heritage projects can be conducted in any water depth. Data products must benefit other academic and resource management disciplines. The use of autonomous and other innovative technologies is a NOAA Ocean Exploration priority.

TECHNOLOGY: Proposals should feature application of new or novel use of existing ocean technologies or innovative methods that could increase the scope and efficiency of acquiring ocean exploration data and expanding its availability and use. They must be focused on the development and testing of innovative sensors and systems that could increase the capabilities of autonomous or remotely operated seagoing systems. Proposed ocean technologies must be applicable to water depths of 200 meters or greater, preferably full-ocean depth (testing in shallower water or lab-based testing is acceptable) and must address at least one of the defined ocean exploration variables as referenced in the “Exploration Variables Identified by NOAA Ocean Exploration” technical memorandum. Proposals must also reference at least one of the NOAA science and technology focus areas.

The deadline for the pre-proposals, which are required, is May 24, 2022, at 4:59 p.m. EDT. Full proposals are due by September 29, 2022

The notice of funding opportunity was published on March 25, 2022, and is available on the NOAA Ocean Exploration website and and attached for your convenience. 

A webinar about the funding opportunity will be held on April 12, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Registration is open. A recording of the webinar will be made available on the NOAA Ocean Exploration website. Additional questions may be directed to

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