Daniel Zwick, born 1980 in Hamburg, Germany, studied maritime archaeology at the University of Southampton (M.A.) and specialised further on medieval seafaring at the University of Kiel (Ph.D.) as part of a doctoral project in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark and the Viking Ship Museum Roskilde.
He has worked in the rescue archaeology sector in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Germany, and participated in several archaeological research projects on land and under water all over Europe, from Iceland to Cyprus. Since 2016 he carries out research on three shipwrecks from the 17th and 18th centuries recently discovered in the North Frisian Wadden Sea.
Aside from his maritime-focussed archaeological career, he is also an ardent sailor of traditional clinker-built boats, which he sails in the fjords and archipelagoes of the Baltic Sea.