About the CMA

The Centre for Maritime Archaeology provides a focus for maritime archaeological research at the University of Southampton. Committed to the promotion and practice of maritime archaeology, we have provided world class expertise in research and education since 1995. Our members are involved in a wide range of international research and fieldwork projects and we have established strong links with other UK universities, overseas academic institutions and both the commercial and curatorial sectors.


The CMA includes around 50 postgraduate students, researchers, staff and visitors. These are predominantly drawn from the Faculty of Humanities but frequently include connections with the science faculties, notably the School of Oceans and Earth Science at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. We encourage collaborations across the University, including multidisciplinary research projects and interdisciplinary teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.