AAUS 2014 Diving For Science Symposium
The 2014 AAUS Symposium will be hosted by University of Alaska, Fairbanks will be held September 9-13, 2014 in Sitka, AK. The week will be filled with workshops ranging from PSI and DAN courses to Abalone and kelp stones and a DUI demo day. There will be opportunities for both shore and boat diving as well as social and networking events. We will wrap up the week with the national DSO meeting, a two day science symposium and annual awards banquet. We encourage you to join us for this meeting and be an active part of your Academy!
The symposium schedule and registration information will be available by the end of March. However we are calling for abstracts to be submitted now! All extended abstracts are due by May 30, 2014. Abstracts should be submitted electronically by emailing them to email@example.com with "symposium abstract" in the subject line. You will be notified of your abstract's acceptance by June 06, 2014. Please see the author guidelines and link to an abstract template below. Please contact the AAUS office (firstname.lastname@example.org, 251-591-3775) with any questions or concerns.
American Academy of Underwater Sciences 2014
Extended abstracts appropriate for the 2014 AAUS symposium can be submitted electronically to email@example.com until May 30. Please put "2014 AAUS symposium abstract - name" followed by your name in the message line to facilitate tracking.
The minimum manuscript obligation is an extended abstract consisting of 800-1200 word text plus abstract and references. Note: longer manuscripts can be submitted if authors prefer.
Notification on the disposition of submitted extended abstracts will be returned to the first author electronically by June 06. The deadline for final manuscript submission is July 1 to allow the published proceedings will be available at the fall meeting. No presentation will be allowed unless the final extended abstract or manuscript has been cleared for publication in the proceedings. Please contact Ginny Eckert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Extended abstracts and longer manuscripts MUST use the template, which includes formatting instructions. Simply replace your text in the appropriate locations for correct formatting.
*Note to AAUS Symposium Speakers* -
How do you make your talk interesting to a WIDE AAUS audience? The AAUS science symposium is attended by scientists, dive officers, and dive safety professionals. Presentations span topics from pure science that uses diving and diving safety, to diving techniques. The common theme is that the work reported on uses scientific diving for the advancement of the science. The speakers should try to make their talks relevant to a broad range of interests. By including some details about the diving techniques related to their studies and some of the challenges and successes, and not just the results of using diving will make their talks more enjoyable to the audience.
Things that work well are:
- Telling a story about your research.
- Include map of the area of the research and pictures of the environment you worked in.
- Description of your methods & utilization of diving for your research.
- Keeping data slides simple so everyone can understand them.