LTJG Jeremy Weirich, NOAA

LTJG Jeremy Weirich works for NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration (OE) as the Maritime Archaeological Program Officer. He acquired a B.S. in marine science at Maine Maritime Academy and an M.S. in maritime archaeology at the University of Southampton, UK, specializing in marine chemistry and remote sensing. Prior to joining OE, LTJG Weirich was a junior officer, and later a field operations officer, aboard the NOAA Ship Whiting, which is a hydrographic survey vessel that uses multibeam and side scan sonar technology to update NOAA's nautical charts.

As the Maritime Archaeological Program Officer, LTJG Weirich leads and coordinates all marine archaeology and heritage activities for OE, and assists with all mapping and GIS projects. LTJG Weirich also works closely with marine archaeologists in NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program to help establish shipwreck policies with other federal and state agencies, and assist in joint projects addressing submerged cultural resources.

This will be LTJG Weirich's third expedition with IFE having spent the previous two summers with the team exploring Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Michigan. For the 2003 Black Sea project, he will utilize his remote sensing background to assist with sonar software and instrumentation, and help provide archaeological support.

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