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BUAR is the sole trustee of the Commonwealth's underwater heritage, promoting and protecting the public's interests in these resources for recreational, economic, environmental, and historical purposes. BUAR is composed of nine members.
BUAR has six statutory appointees or their designees:
BUAR also has three gubernatorial appointees: a marine archaeologist and two diving community representatives. Board members serve without compensation. If you are interested in being appointed to the Board, you must contact the Governor’s Office ( https://appointments.state.ma.us/)
Current Board members are:
The statutory and regulatory responsibilities and day-to-day operations are implemented by BUAR's Director and Chief Archaeologist, Victor Mastone.