Diving for Marine Science and Underwater Archaeology: International Perspectives

This one-day symposium aims to discuss and highlight recent trends, barriers and solutions, and practical approaches to safe diving for science and archaeology commonly referred to as ‘Scientific Diving’. It targets a delegation of researchers and higher education professionals, university / institutional dive safety officers and health and safety professionals working in support of research, hyperbaric medical experts, policy makers and regulators. Australian and international perspectives are sought and will be discussed within the current context of the current revision to Standards and Regulations in Australia that impact the Scientific Diving community.

Abstracts are sought from individuals working professionally and with experience in diving for science and archaeology. We aim to address the current themes and seek to focus on diver safety and appropriate training and management techniques.

Invited speakers will include:

  • A/Prof. Fraser Sturt, Southampton University, United Kingdom

  • David S. Robinson, University of Rhode Island, USA

  • Beverly Goodman-Tchernov, University Haifa, Israel

  • Daniel Brock, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA)

  • Simon Talbot, Dive Safety Officer, University of Tasmania

Program (PDF 137KB)

To attend the symposium please register at https://divingformarinescienceandunderwaterarchaeology.eventbrite.com.au

The symposium will be held at Flinders University, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Humanities Building, North Theatre 1. Click here for the campus map

For further information please contact Kerry.ludwig@flinders.edu.au