Mateusz Polakowski, Underwater Archaeologist & Marine Surveyor

Mateusz is an underwater archaeologist currently researching modes of technological change and ancient Roman ship construction at the University of Southampton. In addition to his academic pursuits, Mateusz has extensive field experience: he has participated in shipwreck excavations, and other sub-sea surveys as the Lead Marine Surveyor onboard the research vessel, Hercules. Projects have drawn him to Sicily, Greece, and Albania as well as shipwreck sites in North Carolina; he has also participated in coastal surveys in Michigan and Florida, having independently contracted with US, UK, and EU governing agencies including: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), National Parks Service (NPS), Sopritendenza del Mare – Sicilia, National Coast Guard Agency of Albania, Greek Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, and National Geographic.