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 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 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.
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 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
Historic England have commissioned MSDS Marine and Spectrum Offshore to produce the second edition...
As a long-standing user of Sonardyne underwater tracking technology, MSDS Marine recently got the...
Saturday 10th July is the 48th anniversary of the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973. For the last 48...
MSDS MARINE ON TWITTER
We are in North Wales this week undertaking work for the @CHERISHproj on the Bronze Bell protected wreck. Follow CHERISH for updates this week!
A perfect Friday afternoon activity getting our new stratigraphy jar ready for its outreach trailer debut for @CHERISHproj on the Bronze Bell #protectedwreck next week https://t.co/1YQx7HnA14
RT @HE_Maritime: The @InstituteArch Innovation Festival has two marine sessions Monday 11 October. Call for papers out now for ‘Technology…
CALL FOR PAPERS: Help us make a large splash at the @InstituteArch Innovation Festival on #MarineMonday and submit a paper on innovation in Technology & Methodology and Improving Accessibility of Marine Heritage. Find out more here: #LetsGetInnovative
Meanwhile on our 3rd project… young people from @Y_Heritage did their first dive on the Gresham ship with an archaeologist! Thanks again to @HeritageFundUK and lottery players! https://t.co/jaVwC2UUFF
Meanwhile over on the Hazardous #protectedwreck licensee Iain is getting some @3HConsultingLtd site recorder training from our rather brilliant @TomHarrison_88 whilst the second wave of divers take more measurements on the site. https://t.co/rV3p7UbVZ0
Our second diving project of the day: briefing underway and @nautarchsoc diver ready for a surface supply refresher diver at Stoney Cove https://t.co/lnfW5PTwqG
Volunteers briefed and diving underway on Day 2 of the Hazardous #protectedwreck project for @HE_Maritime It’s another glorious day on site! #maritimearchaeology https://t.co/FNdTdD87IM