|Country of Residence||Australia|
|Function||Head Department Maritime Archaeology|
Jeremy Green joined the WA Museum in 1971 to set up the Department of Maritime Archaeology. He headed the survey of the English East India Company shipwreck Trial (1622), Australia's oldest wreck, went on to lead the excavation of the VOC shipwrecks Vergulde Draeck (1656) and the Batavia (1629).
The Batavia excavation was the largest excavation of a VOC shipwreck anywhere in the world and led to the recovery of a section of the hull of the ship. Work then started on the Western Australian colonial period wrecks and a series of major excavations were undertaken by the Department. Jeremy founded the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) which became an important organisation for promoting the field. He was the founding Editor of the AIMA Bulletin which started in 1978.
In 1990 Jeremy, with the support of Curtin University, established the first graduate diploma course in maritime archaeology which has provided a steady stream of young graduates that joined the field in the early days. In addition to his work in Australia, he has undertaken programmes and research projects in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Oman, Kenya, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Micronesia.
|Organisations referring to this expert|
|Western Australian Museum|