East Hampton, NY, June 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The National Foundation for Marine Sciences has announced today that it has received a significant grant from the Seafarer Exploration Corp (SFRX), a company focused on archaeologically sensitive exploration, research and recovery of historic shipwrecks.
The National Foundation for Marine Sciences is a new non-profit organization dedicated to the education, exploration, research and preservation of marine habitats, life, material culture, and archeology. The Foundation, through its Director, Tom Soeder, said the funds would be used to forward its mission of providing education and research programs for students, schools and colleges interested in promoting a better understanding and protection of the world’s marine environments.
Foundation Director Tom Soeder said, “We are so pleased to be working with Seafarer, who has impressed us with their commitment to recover, preserve, protect and make available to the world, the scientific, cultural and historical knowledge and material culture that have been locked away for so many years beneath the seas. Seafarer’s dedication to an academic approach to underwater archeology and research will help us preserve, understand, and protect our cultural heritage.”
Kyle Kennedy, CEO of Seafarer, stated “Our obligation and commitment to the Foundation is an exciting opportunity for us to help continue education and support of marine science. We can provide a forum for professional research in underwater archeology.”
The Foundation is based in East Hampton, NY, which has a rich maritime history and is one of the earliest English settlements in New England, dating from the mid-1600s. Working with local and national marine experts, the Foundation is driven to aggressively pursue its goals of education, exploration, research and preservation of marine habitats, life, material culture, and archeology. The web address for the Foundation is http://foundationformarinesciences.org/
About Seafarer Exploration:
Seafarer Exploration Corp. is a publicly traded underwater salvage and exploration company traded under the symbol SFRX. The principal business of the company is to develop the infrastructure necessary to engage in the archaeologically-sensitive research, documentation, exploration and recovery of historic shipwrecks. The company has secured multiple sites it believes contain historically and archaeologically significant shipwrecks. The company will use accepted archaeological methods and will adhere to the guidelines set by the UNESCO’s 2001 Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage to properly document, research and recover wrecks. Seafarer employs scientists and historians and is committed to preserving and protecting the cultural and historical significance of every shipwreck it finds.
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