of the Atlantic Museum hosting an Underwater Heritage Symposium,
bringing together state, local and regional professionals in the diving
and underwater archaeology fields. The symposium takes place at
the museum in Hatteras village on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6,
2014 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The two-day symposium provides
the opportunity to connect with leading experts who bring knowledge
from the Graveyard of the Atlantic to the surface.
Carolina Maritime Museum System Director, Joseph K. Schwarzer, opens
the symposium that covers a wide variety of topics, including
near-shore and offshore shipwreck diving, laws protecting underwater
cultural heritage, technologies for marine science and ocean
exploration and recreational diving technology.
Discover what it
takes to manage beach wrecks in the digital age and how state budget
cuts affect that process and learn about educational opportunities such
as the Nautical Archaeology Society Training Initiative and Maritime
Heritage Education Programs.
The symposium is open to the public. There is no fee to attend.
The program to the two days is:
September 5, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 a.m. Opening Remarks, Joseph K. Schwarzer.
Schwarzer is the Director of the North Carolina Maritime Museum System,
which includes the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the
North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, and the North Carolina
Maritime Museum in Southport. As an early participant in the field of
nautical archaeology, Schwarzer worked on major projects in Italy, the
United States, and Turkey. He is the current Chair of the North
Carolina Maritime History Council.
10:15 a.m. The Value of Maritime Archaeological Heritage and Cultural Capital of the Graveyard of the Atlantic, Calvin Mires. Mires is the Staff Archaeologist for the Program in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
a.m. Diving the U-85, Jim Bunch. Bunch is a professional diver and the
Recreational Diving Chair for NOAA’s Monitor Marine Sanctuary Advisory
Council. He is the author of two books, "Diving the U-85" and
"U-85: Shadow in the Sea, a Diver’s Reflections." Bunch received the
Scuba Schools International Pro5000 award in 1994 for making 5,000
11:45 a.m. Scour, Burial, and Preservation of Shipwrecks, Jesse McNinch.
McNinch is a Research Oceanographer at the US Army Corp of Engineers
Field Research Facility in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. His focus is
coastal morphodynamics, storm-related beach erosion, and coastal
12:30-1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. Managing Beach Wrecks in the Day of Digital Media and State Budget Cuts, Nathan Henry.
Henry is the Assistant State Archaeologist for the North Carolina
Underwater Archaeology Branch, which oversees Underwater Archaeology,
Artifact Conservation, and Environmental Review (Land and Underwater).
Since 1998, he has been involved with documentation and monitoring of
wrecks found along the North Carolina Beaches.
2:15 p.m. Queen Anne’s Revenge Project, John W. Morris III. Morris
serves as the Deputy State Archaeologist-Underwater for the North
Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Office of State Archaeology.
As a nautical archaeologist, he has directed numerous projects in both
the United States and abroad including the first maritime
archaeological research project conducted in St. Augustine, Florida.
3 p.m. Battle of the Atlantic, Joseph Hoyt.
Hoyt is a NOAA maritime archaeologist for the Monitor National Marine
Sanctuary and is the Principal Investigator for the Battle of the
Atlantic Project. He has worked on several NOAA projects in the Thunder
Bay, Florida Keys and Monitor National Marine Sanctuaries. An
underwater photographer and technical diver, Hoyt has crewed
documentary expeditions on BBC's Planet Earth and PBS.
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks, Joseph K. Schwarzer
September 5, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10 a.m. Opening Remarks, Joseph K. Schwarzer
10:15 a.m. Diving Outer Banks Wrecks, Marc Corbett.
Corbett is an experienced diver knowledgeable about the Graveyard of
the Atlantic. He has been diving for more than 20 years and currently
is in the process of researching and writing a book on the shore wrecks
of the Outer Banks. He also writes articles on wrecks he has
11 a.m. Laws Protecting Underwater Cultural Heritage off the Coast of North Carolina, Ole Varmer.
Varmer is Attorney-Adviser for the International Section of the Office
of the General Council for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA). He is primarily responsible for providing advice
on the subject areas involving the law of the sea, biological
diversity, heritage (natural and cultural), jurisdiction, zones, and
boundaries in the marine environment.
11:45 a.m. A Brief Look at Emerging Technologies for Marine Science and Ocean Exploration, Past and Present, Doug Kesling.
Kesling is a private contractor specializing in advanced diving systems
and advanced diver training. Doug worked for the NOAA Undersea Research
Center at the Center for Marine Science (CMS) at the University of
North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), and served as the manager of the
Advanced Diving Technology Program, which integrated into NOAA's new
Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research, and Technology.
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. Recreational Diving Technology, Pam Landrum.
Landrum is a NAUI instructor and a biologist with a background as a
Naturalist with the National Park Service. She operates Roanoke Island
Outfitters in Manteo, North Carolina and is the author of Guide to Sea
Kayaking in North Carolina.
2:15 p.m. Nautical Archaeological Research in Carteret County, David Moore.
Moore is the Curator of Nautical Archaeology at the North Carolina
Maritime Museum in Beaufort. He served as project archeologist
for the team that excavated the wreck of the slave ship, the Henrietta
Marie, and has appeared in the documentary Real Pirates of the
Caribbean, the Pirates episode of Biography and on the Pirate Tech
episode of Modern Marvels.
3 p.m. The Nautical Archaeology Society Training Initiative in NC, Nathan Richards.
Richards is the Program Head of the UNC-Coastal Studies Institute’s
Maritime Heritage Program. He holds a joint appointment as an
Associate Professor with the Program in Maritime Studies at East
Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he has taught
classes in the history, theory, method, and ethics of maritime
archaeology, field schools, and cultural heritage management.
3:45 p.m. UNC-CSI’s Maritime Heritage Education Programs, John McCord.
McCord is the Education Programs Coordinator for University of North
Carolina Coastal Studies Institute. He is responsible for communicating
the research, projects, and activities of the institute to a range of
audiences through a variety of education and outreach methods. McCord
serves as the primary videographer on the Battle of the Atlantic
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Joseph K. Schwarzer
For more information, call 252-986-2995 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit the website at www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Drive near
the ferry docks in Hatteras village. It is open Monday - Saturday 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.