David Robinson

David Robinson is the Director and Chief Archaeologist for the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources (BUAR). Prior to entering public service in the Massachusetts State government in 2019, he was president of the Rhode Island-based submerged cultural resource management consulting firm, David S. Robinson & Associates, Inc., and a marine archaeologist at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.  Over the course of his 29-year career, David has specialized in multi-disciplinary marine archaeological investigations of submerged shipwrecks, coastal infrastructure, and ancient cultural sites submerged by sea level rise. He has worked extensively with federal and state agencies, Tribes, industry, museums, and academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad.