Education and Training

MAS Member Volunteer Training

MAS offers Basic Training at least once a year at our Annal Meeting as well as additional Advanced Training and Community outreach throughout the year. Whether your interests are in research, diving, remote sensing, or land surveys, there is something for everyone.

MAS Survey team from the viewpoint of our Open ROV.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Basic Field Research and Survey Methods
Our basic training has moved online. 2018 survey training was completed on February 11 and June 27 in Astoria. Additional 2018 date(s) and location(s) are to be announced dependent upon the level of interest, so please contact us if you would like to participate.

Remote Sensor Operations Training
MAS members who have completed the basics are invited to join our Remote Sensor Teams. Training will take place on August 4th. Please contact us for details about the site location.

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Additional Repeating Training Opportunities

Community Education
Clatsop Community College Classes – dates To Be Announced

Additional Advanced Training
To Be Scheduled

  • Historical research methods
  • Field methods (maritime and terrestrial)
  • Underwater Archaeology Field School
  • Remote sensor operations
  • Ship construction fundamentals
  • Artifact conservation
  • Safety training

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Chris Dewey training volunteer divers to assist with shipwreck archaeology projects.