This position will be located in the National Ocean Services (NOS), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), Monitor National Marine Sanctuary (MNMS), located in Newport News, VA.
The individual selected for this position will: * Lead and conduct technical studies to inventory, assess and characterize heritage resources and cultural landscapes.
*Conduct regulatory oversight of activities that may impact maritime heritage resources. * Develop and coordinate education, outreach, and science activities related to maritime heritage. *Carry out the policies and purposes of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, relevant Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders. *Conduct underwater research, including scuba diving and/or use of specialized underwater research technology. *Conduct scuba diving investigations of maritime heritage resources and conduct remote sensing and remotely operated vehicle surveys as appropriate in support of this work. *Conduct historical research to document historic resources in and around the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. *Coordinates the preparation and submission of site nomination forms for the National Register of Historic Places (includes properties) in coordination with state and site managers and partner agencies.
Any research project at postgraduate level with a hydrographic component is allowed. Applications include hydrography, dredging, oil & gas, ports & harbours, renewables, environmental surveys, underwater archaeology and geo-sciences. The field work should not exceed two weeks and must be performed in Europe. The project (including report) must be finished by 30 September 2013.
The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for independent graduate-level studies in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology (including all science, engineering, social science and resource management of ocean and coastal areas), particularly to women and minorities. Individuals who are U.S. citizens and are applying to or have been accepted to a graduate program at a U.S. accredited institution may apply. Prospective scholars do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of application, but must be admitted to a graduate level program in order to be awarded this scholarship. Scholarship selections are based on academic excellence, letters of recommendations, research and career goals, and financial need. Applicants must have and maintain a minimum cumulative and term grade point average of 3.5 and maintain full-time student status for every term, and for the duration of their award. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships may provide, subject to appropriations, yearly support of up to $42,000 per student (a 12-month stipend of $30,000 in addition to an education allowance of up to $12,000), and up to $10,000 of support for a four to six week program collaboration at a NOAA facility. Completion of one (1) program collaboration is required for every Doctoral scholarship award, with a second recommended, but not required. For Master’s degree level scholars, completion of program collaboration is strongly recommended, but is not required. A maximum of $94,000 may be provided to Master degree students (up to 2 years of support and one program collaboration opportunity) and up to $188,000 may be provided to Doctoral students (up to 4 years of support and two program collaboration opportunities). Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recipients will be required to participate in a NOAA Orientation Training to meet with Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) staff at a date and location to be determined during the month of either July or August, 2013. If scholarships have not been awarded before this mandatory training, recipients may be required to incur pre-award costs that will be reimbursed after award funds have been issued. The program collaboration opportunity is designed to allow scholars to participate in research activities for four to six weeks at a field office of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, or other NOAA program offices. Federal support for the program collaboration may be used toward allowable costs such as: travel to and from the NOAA facility, housing, per diem, laboratory costs, research vessel support, and consumables while conducting research at the NOAA facility. Scholars are required to provide their own health insurance coverage during the program collaboration. Master’s degree level scholars must identify their program collaboration in the first year, and Doctoral scholars must identify their program collaboration within the first two years. Approval from NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is required prior to embarking on the program collaboration. Additional information about the scholarship can be obtained in the full announcement text of the Federal Funding Opportunity.
Closes December 6, 2012.
We are currently seeking a Marine Archaeologist for an upcoming series of offshore, deep water expeditions. Applicants should have a solid groundwork in marine archaeology with particular expertise in the documentation, recovery, and post-project evaluation of sites of historical significance.
1) Ship Technician, Cutty Sark, closes 12 November
2) Assistant Site Coordinator, Cape Henry Lighthouse, ncd
Preservation Virginia seeks enthusiastic and dynamic Assistant Site Coordinator for Cape Henry Lighthouse in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
3) Director, US Naval Academy Museum, closes December 2012
The Naval Academy Museum Director serves as part of the Academic Dean and Provost’s staff, and furthers the development of the Brigade of Midshipmen by managing a repository for works of art, documents, ship models, and other objects pertaining to the history of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and the Naval Academy. The Director supervises the Museum staff, and gives guidance to the collection, recording, preservation, and display of objects, documents, and works of art of historical interest. The Director also administers programs to make items of historical interest available for research; serves as an educational and inspirational resource for the Brigade of Midshipmen, other students of naval history, and visitors; provides collections and items of historical interest for exhibit by other museums, working with alumni groups in preserving naval heritage.
4) Multiple Positions at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
5) Supervisory Museum Curator, US Naval War College, closes 25 October
University of Florida and the Florida Aquarium, The Assistant Research Scientist is expected to develop an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program in the field of marine and coastal science as evidenced by the production of peer-reviewed journal articles and the successful application, management and execution of grants and other fundraising initiatives. The focus of the research will be on marine and coastal science issues which support the management and sustainability of the state’s multi-billion dollar saltwater sport fishing industry and currently established and future conservation and research initiatives associated with The Florida Aquarium.
Specific research topics might include, but are not limited to, coral culture and restoration, marine fish breeding, dolphin ID, marine archaeology, and coastal and marine habitat conservation, e.g., coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove stands.
Closes November 1, apply today.
24th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai`i and the Pacific
CALL FOR PAPERS
February 15-18, 2013 (Presidents’ Day weekend)
Co-sponsored by the Marine Option Program, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and the Maritime Archaeology and History of the Hawaiian Islands (MAHHI) Foundation
*Evolving Cultural Landscapes in the Maritime World*
Paper topics are not limited to this theme but special consideration will be given to abstracts that incorporate this message. Special topics
• Indigenous and maritime cultural landscapes
• African Americans in maritime history
• 2012 maritime archaeology projects
• Maritime heritage in the Pacific general session
ABSTRACTS should be no more than 300 words and include a title, name(s) of presenters and affiliation. All presenters will be expected to register for the conference.
Deadline for Abstracts is December 1, 2012
Abstract submission form available online. Please email your abstract and contact information to: Hans.Vantilburg@noaa.gov
For more information about the conference (and past abstracts), go to:
All presenters will be notified by December 15, 2012
Universita Della Calabria, closes 29 October
Development of innovative solutions for the diagnostics and the conservation of underwater cultural heritage:
The main goal of the research is the study of innnovative solutions for supporting the in-situ conservation of underwater cultural heritage. The candidate will participate to the design and manufacturing of some prototypes of tools to be mounted on ROV or used by scuba divers. The activity includes the support to the experimentation of the devices in an underwater archaeological site in order to validate the tools.
1) Museum Programme Coordinator, Navy Museum, New Zealand, closes 19 October
2) Documentation Assistant, SS Great Britain Trust, closes 29 October
3) Collections Assistant, Vancouver Maritime Museum, closes 26 October
4) Outreach Coordinator, Long Island Sound Study, closes 31 October
5) One Year Mellon-Sawyer Postdoc in Marine Environmental History, UC Santa Barbara, closes 13 January
The University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship (2013-14) in marine environmental history, broadly conceived. Applicants should have interdisciplinary interests but may specialize in historical or political ecology or geography, cultural, contemporary, or environmental history, or the histories of science, art, or literature. The fellowship will be part of a temporary research center in marine environmental history funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s John E. Sawyer seminar series, which supports collaborative and comparative scholarship on the “historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments.” The fellow will not teach courses, but will assist in the organization of public events, study groups, and symposia, as well as the production of publications related to the center’s activities.