Marine & Coastal Archaeological Contractor
MSDS Marine are a Marine and Coastal Contractor specialising in the management, execution and support of archaeological projects in the marine environment. MSDS Marine have a wide range of experience and expertise within the industry from the project management of large scale underwater excavations through to the fulfilment of archaeological licence conditions prior to large infrastructure developments. MSDS Marine provide geophysical and hydrographic services including data collection, processing, visualisation and interpretation.
MSDS Marine are a diving contractor registered with the HSE and provide diving and logistical support to underwater projects both on Surface Supply or SCUBA dependant on requirements. MSDS Marine have experience of providing support to the wider marine sector including ecological assessments, pre and post construction surveys and specialist survey solutions. MSDS Marine are committed to creating hands on experience in the sector for students, volunteers and early career professionals and promoting public engagement with our work.
MSDS Marine Services
MSDS Marine are a fully insured diving contractor registered with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and are able to provide a wide range of diving services to the archaeological, scientific and specialist sectors.
MSDS Marine provide a full range of geophysical and hydrographic services for archaeology, ecology and infrastructure planning and monitoring. Services include survey planning, data collection and processing, interpretation and visualisation.
MSDS Marine offer a range of desk based services including impact assessment, written schemes of investigation (WSIs), research, project designs, specialist reports, assessments of significance and management reports. MSDS Marine also offer a full range of GIS services.
MSDS Marine are committed to creating hands on experience in the sector for students, volunteers and early career professionals and promoting public engagement with our work. Our work with public outreach is designed to engage and enthuse a wide audience.
MSDS Marine provide a range of field based services including archaeological watching briefs during both intertidal and marine construction works, intertidal survey and ROV, USV and aerial drone surveys.
As well as operating the 11m inshore survey and diving support vessel Lady Grace MSDS Marine own and maintain a large amount of diving, survey, excavation, photographic, logistical and 3D scanning equipment, most of which is available to hire.
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New report from @HE_Maritime and @HistoricEngland about #DigitalAccess to #ProtectedWreck sites Excellent to see our Submarine U8 trail produced with @ArtasMedialtd performing so well! see the U8 trail here https://t.co/o3pglrRNEW
A1 We have also been using virtual access during high profile fieldwork projects such as #Rooswijk1740 with @RCE_Maritiem and @MSDSMarine to give the public access to finds long before they traditionally would. See
Protected Wreck Site - Rooswijk - a 3D model collection by HE_Maritime
Models relating to the Rooswijk Protected Wreck Site. The Rooswijk is a vessel of the Dutch East Company (VOC) built in 1737 which stranded on the Goo...
We’ve had an excellent week out on the #GoodwinSands surveying the #ProtectedWreck sites.
Here’s a little summary of our week with @DanPascoe79 @MSDSMarine & @SwatheServices