2021 MSDS Marine Grant Award Winners Introduced

MSDS Marine are happy to announce the 2021 winners of the MSDS Marine Grant Awards. The Awards have been introduced on-line on the 2021 Nautical Archaeology Society convention on Saturday 20th November.

Protected Wreck Help Award 2021

The Protected Wreck Help Award is designed to assist help Licensees and their groups. Licensees and their groups have performed an enormous position within the careers of all MSDS Marine workers. They’ve impressed us, taught us and helped us develop our expertise, and to recognise this we use the awards as a mechanism to present one thing again.

Because of the distinctive high quality of the purposes, and for the primary time ever, we’ve awarded two Protected Wreck Help Awards this yr to recipients Daniel Pascoe and Ian Cundy. Each candidates have been completely deserving of the award.

Daniel Pascoe, Mary Rose

Dan is a well-known face inside England’s protected wreck group and has labored on many websites together with the Invincible, Northumberland and Hazardous. For a few years he has additionally been concerned with the Mary Rose. This grant will go in the direction of the rent of a dive constitution boat to allow a group to examine the present situation of the remaining wreck materials on the seabed. That is notably pressing as in August 2021 a high-resolution multi-beam survey of the positioning recognized potential timbers rising from an space believed to be the potential location of the lacking bow fortress. It’s thought that seabed erosion has occurred on this space probably because of scouring across the sinker and chain of the positioning buoy. This inspection of the positioning will permit the group to evaluate the archaeology that’s doubtlessly uncovered and to find out what measures will likely be wanted to report and defend it. If timber constructions and or artefacts are discovered referring to the Mary Rose it’ll present additional proof that there are important stays nonetheless on the seabed.

Ian Cundy, Bronze Bell

MSDS Marine have been engaged on the Bronze Bell website this yr on behalf of the CHERISH Challenge. We have been subsequently delighted to obtain Ian’s utility. Ian has been concerned with the Bronze Bell wreck since 1998 and has acted extra lately because the wreck’s nominated archaeologist. The grant will likely be used to develop and print an info leaflet in regards to the wreck for guests to the Ty Gwyn Museum in Barmouth which homes materials from the wreck.

Pupil Help Award 2021

The Pupil Help Award is meant to assist help maritime archaeology college students within the UK. The rising MSDS Marine group contains a variety of early years’ professionals who’ve all lately accomplished college programs. Their current expertise highlights the numerous prices confronted by college students to finish their training. MSDS Marine strongly imagine fieldwork, and different coaching experiences, assist create professionals with a extra rounded ability set and are eager to assist permit college students to maximise the experiences that they get. To this finish MSDS Marine provide many volunteer alternatives for college kids however at the moment are additionally eager to assist help them financially to achieve experiences which could in any other case be unaffordable.

Lydia Wooley, Southampton College

The 2021 winner, Lydia Wooley, is a masters scholar at Southampton College. Lydia’s enthusiasm for maritime archaeology and hardworking angle impressed us all at MSDS Marine. Lydia plans to make use of the grant to achieve new diving {qualifications} and additional diving expertise that she hopes to have the ability to use in her future profession. Lydia is excited about how maritime archaeology can present a response to the local weather emergency and we want her each success in her future profession.

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