Specialist Marine and Coastal 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 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 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 offer a full range of Ecosystems Service assessments. To do so we draw on a variety of sources. These include desk-based sources, fieldwork, stakeholder engagement and valuation tools.
MSDS Marine are sector leaders in the delivery of marine archaeology projects. Our highly skilled team have many years of experience in all aspects of underwater and intertidal archaeology. We are currently the retained marine archaeology consultants for a number of infrastructure and offshore windfarm development projects and the UK project managers for the high profile #Rooswijk1740 project and excavation on behalf of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. MSDS Marine provide a full range of marine archaeology desk-based services required during the planning and construction phases of infrastructure, development and construction projects. We have experience providing services to a variety of sectors including renewable energy, cable and pipe line installation, aggregate extraction and construction.
Our extensive experience with the marine planning process means we are able to provide advice and support through all stages of the licensing, planning and construction process. Our services include Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), desk-based research, interpretation of geophysical and hydrographic data, statements of significance, impact assessments, mitigation planning, written schemes of investigation, method statements and provision of advice as retained archaeologists, along with all other works required to inform the planning consents process and discharge archaeological conditions on marine licences.
MSDS Marine News
In early September 2020 we welcomed Lee Pape to the team as a Project Officer. In the blog post Lee introduces herself and outlines her experience
As marine archaeologists, the work undertaken by MSDS Marine relates to the protection of archaeological features in our oceans and on our beaches. We
The Protected Wreck Association, in partnership with MSDS Marine, has been awarded a grant of nearly £29,000 from Historic England, to undertake
We are delighted to launch a free game to download to find out more about England’s protected wreck sites. What is protected wreck Top Trumps? Protected
In late March 2020 we welcomed Mateusz Polakowski to the team as a Senior Project Officer. In the blog post Mat introduces himself and outlines his experience.
In March 2020 we were delighted to receive our Registered Organisation status from the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). In this blog Alison
MSDS Marine on Twitter
Great to talk digi archives with the OASIS training team @MSDSMarine & @sheruggi today. Thanks to @famearch for hosting and attendees for listening! Dig Digital resources will be available via the @InstituteArch website soon, until then ⏩ https://digventures.com/projects/digital-archives/ https://twitter.com/MSDSMarine/status/1319296342569541632
A successful afternoon talking about @oasis_data and digital archiving with @sheruggi & @manda_forster @TheDigVenturers to @famearch members thanks to @HistoricEngland funding! Thanks to Dr Tim Evans from @ADS_Update for joining us. Sign up for more info: http://eepurl.com/gbOKrv
FREE twitter conference next month, featuring a paper by Alison James (@MSDSMarine) and Aisling Nash (@sheruggi of Ashtree Heritage) on the rollout of NEW OASIS! #SMACon2020 https://twitter.com/SocMusArch/status/1318863431865454592
We have a FANTASTIC and varied programme of FREE workshops, virtual tours, twitter and Zoom papers lined up for our Annual Conference - all bookable via our Eventbrite pages - download the full programme and booking details here: http://socmusarch.org.uk/conference/ #SMACon2020
MSDS Marine offer a wide range of marine archaeological services. We are able to work with clients to guide them through the #marineplanning and consents process.
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MSDS Marine - Archaeological Services
MSDS Marine are a Marine and Coastal Contractor specialising in the management, execution and support of archaeological projects in the marine environ...