Are you interested in the maritime heritage of Orkney? Do you want to directly contribute to the monitoring of wartime remains in Scapa Flow? Would you like to learn how to plan a project, locate and record a site, deal with artefacts, undertake ROV surveys and learn how to use GIS mapping software?
Orkney College UHI, Historic Scotland and Nautical Archaeology Society are running a series of courses this year:
- NAS MAC Introduction to ROV Surveys: This two-day course on the 14th- 15th May 2016 will focus on the use of smaller ROVs in archaeological surveys. Students will gain practical experience designing and completing different types of ROV survey. Cost £249
- NAS MAC Introduction to GIS: This two-day introductory course on the 30th -31st July 2016 will provide an overview of features in QGIS – a freely available GIS software package commonly used by people working with large spatial datasets. Cost £140
- NAS MAC Introduction to Side Scan Sonar Survey: This two-day course on the 24th -25th September 2016 will provide an overview of Side Scan Sonars, and the applications of remote sensing in archaeological surveys. Students will gain practical experience designing, completing and interpreting Side Scan Sonar survey. Cost £249
To reserve a place on a course or for further information, please contact:
Sandra Henry, Archaeology Institute, Orkney College UHI, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LX.
Tel: +44 (0)1856 569223
Maritime Archaeology Courses (MACs) are open to everyone but only members can gain credits towards the NAS Certificate/Award