January 11, 2024 11:00 AM
The Historical Society of Topsail Island is proud to present Jeffrey D. Morris who will speak about The Search for Amelia Earhart. Mr. Morris currently serves as the Director, Business Manager, and Principal Scientist of both AzulMar Research, LLC and GeoMar Research, LLC.
About our speaker…
Jeff Morris’ passion for the sea began as a child sailing the Chesapeake Bay with his parents. Since that time, Morris’ life has revolved around the sea as a sailor, archaeologist, diver, surveyor, ROV pilot, and world renowned marine remote sensing expert.
He received his MA, East Carolina University, Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology, and his BA, Towson State University, American History. Morris is currently the Director / Principal Underwater Scientist / Consultant of AzulMar Research, LLC and Geomar Research, LLC.
Morris has been involved in a variety of projects over the last 20 years
Search for the Japanese aircraft carriers from the Battle of Midway
Documentation of the USS Yorktown, IJN Kaga, and IJN Akagi.
Search for Air France 447
Mapping of the Titanic wreck site
Endymion Reef and Chinchorro Banks Surveys
Survey of the Rano Raraku crater lake on Easter Island in conjunction with Professor Shelley Wachsman
Remote sensing survey in the Gulf of Mexico for the Nuestra Senora del Juncal, lost in 1631
Morris has served as an archival researcher, principal surveyor, sonar data analyst, and project manager for Nauticos throughout their 26 year search for Amelia Earhart near Howland Island in the South Pacific. He has gone on to conduct additional searches for Amelia Earhart.
Throughout his career, he has worked as a consultant for clients in the fields of marine archaeological and underwater surveying and has authored numerous professional and technical papers on underwater archaeology and the application of advanced remote sensing techniques.
Morris resides in Maryland with his wife and four children. His hobbies include sailing and woodworking.
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