Mark James ACIfA

Mark is the director of MSDS Marine and has been running the company since 2011. Mark specialises in the management of diving projects and geophysical and hydrographic data collection, processing and interpretation.

Project Manager

Alison James MCIfA

Alison is a Project Manager for MSDS Marine with extensive experience in the management of historic shipwreck sites, volunteer involvement, community engagement and education initiatives.

Project Manager

Sally Evans ACIfA

Sally has worked with and for MSDS Marine for a number of years and project manages most of our desk based and research projects. Sally specialises in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) works and GIS projects.

Maritime Archaeologist

Tom Harrison ACIfA

Tom joined MSDS Marine in 2017 as a field maritime archaeologist, diver and diving instructor. Tom specialises in underwater survey, project based GIS and finds recording and handling.


Kim Roche

Kim is a recent graduate in conservation practice and following a placement on the Rooswijk project has now joined MSDS Marine. Kim has worked on a number of archaeological conservation projects.

Maritime Archaeologist

Nicole Schoute PCIfA

Nicole is a recent graduate in maritime archaeology and following a placement on the Rooswijk project has now joined MSDS Marine. Nicole has worked on a number of archaeological diving projects.

Maritime Archaeologist

Rodrigo Ortiz

Rodrigo has been working on MSDS Marine diving and survey projects since 2013 and is now a core member of the team. Rodrigo specialises in 3D recording and visualisation using photogrammetry.

Diver/ Trainee Technician

Giacomo Ceccon

Giacomo is part of the MSDS commercial dive team and a trainee technician for both MSDS and our sister company Go-Dive. He has a keen interest in shipwrecks and archaeology in the UK and Italy.


Charlotte Pitcher

Charlotte provides vital administrative support to MSDS Marine. She comes from a background in boat building, logistical planning and technical support for ocean rowers.