Maritime Archaeology Trust (Maritime Archaeology Ltd)

The Maritime Archaeology Trust (MAT) (formerly the HWTMA) is a non-profit making organization that promotes interest, research and knowledge of maritime archaeology and heritage. Our remit includes research, fieldwork, training, education and outreach. We investigate a wide range of marine heritage assets - submerged landscapes, shipwrecks, and coastal instillations - in addition to undertaking broader strategic studies. The HWTMA was formed in 1991 and MAT is now involved in many nationally and internationally significant projects.

Maritime Archaeology Ltd is a maritime archaeological consultancy owned by MAT, specialised in Environmental Impact Assessments, strategic studies, marine geophysical survey, diving and field investigations, plus education and outreach.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Garry Momber, Director
Julie Satchell, Head of Research
02380 237 300
Offices and contacts
Main Office
Maritime Archaeology Trust (Maritime Archaeology Ltd), Room 014/11, National Oceanography Centre, Empress Dock, Southampton, SO14 3ZH
02380 593 290
Volunteer and Fieldwork Office
Maritime Archaeology Trust, Fairways House, Mount Pleasant Road SO14 0QB
02380 237 300
Additional contacts: 

Garry Momber, Director
Commercial Services
Tel: 02380 593 290
Email: garry.momber [at]

Julie Satchell, Head of Research
General enquiries
Tel: 02380 237 300
Email: julie.satchell [at]

Brandon Mason, Project Manager
Commercial enquiries
Tel: 02380 237 300
Email: brandon.mason [at]

Regions and services
See below for a list of this Registered Organisation's operational regions and services.
Registration period: 
The geographical regions and services listed for this organisation represent work undertaken within the last 3 years. The services listed are either provided in-house or are bought-in - please contact the organisation for further details.
Channel Islands
Elsewhere in Europe
Elsewhere in the World
East Midlands
East of England
North East
North West (inc. Isle of Man)
South East (inc. London, Isle of Wight)
South West (inc. Isles of Scilly)
West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber
Northern Ireland
conservation management plans
design of investigations, procurement of services, contract management and monitoring
EIAs, DBAs, documentary research
provision of commercial historic environment advice to developers, public inquiries
Education & outreach
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
teaching and training
university-based research
Fieldwork / post-fieldwork
analysis of artefacts, industrial residues, environmental material and human remains
building analysis and recording
characterisation and appraisals
field evaluation
geophysical survey
maritime archaeology
measured and topographical survey
object conservation
watching briefs

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