Canada (1938- )
Last updated: May 6, 2017 at 20:47 pm
Marine archaeologist; former President of UNESCO’s International Scientific Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage; former Manager of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology section; was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his pioneering work in the development of underwater archaeology in Canada and abroad, and for his leading role that led to the adoption of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in 2001; discovered North America’s oldest heritage wreck, the Basque whaler San Juan (1565), off the coast of Labrador.
Honours and Awards:
Officer of the Order of Canada (2004)
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.