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.
MSDS Marine News
MSDS on Twitter
A lovely evening on the #GoodwinSands. Good night from all of us on the @rooswijk1740 project!
We’ve loved being part of #AskanArchaeologist - thanks @AskAnArchDay & everyone involved for making this happen!
We are signing off now as have major hand cramp from holding a phone all day but are always here for any #maritimearchaeology questions on any day of the year!
A great alternative use for our scale cards! #UKDiving
Roger Forster on Twitter
“@MSDSMarine used your little plastic "slate" you gave out at NAS Conference. Shows colour absorption with depth beautifully.”
#PWA45 seems like an excellent time to say thank you to all the Licensees and their teams who’ve volunteered on the #ProtectedWreck sites for the last 45 years. You all do a cracking job and #Maritimearchaeology in the UK only works because of you guys!