James MacDonell was announced as the recipient of the 2020 Student Support Grant at the Nautical Archaeology Society Conference in 2020.
James is a masters student at Southampton University. James’ enthusiasm for maritime archaeology and wish to gain more experience impressed us all at MSDS Marine. James explained in his application how working towards his BSAC Sports Diver qualification has been increasingly hard due to Covid-19 limiting the use of shared dive equipment. He plans to use the grant to purchase his own diving equipment to allow him to gain more experience volunteering on projects.
Find out how James used his award here.