Home / News & Events / Annual Symposium

2016 AAUS Diving For Science Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2016 AAUS Scientific Diving Symposium, hosted by The University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay campus from September 20-24th. We welcome diving scientists, students, diving safety officers and anyone with an interest in diving science to participate in this event.

The week will be filled with technical workshops ranging from AUP, PSI, CTS and DAN courses to scientific workshops covering black sea bass, reef balls and rebreathers. Additionally there will be a DUI demo day and drysuit repair course. There will be opportunities for both shore and boat diving, including diving or snorkeling with blue sharks and visiting the U-853 wreck off Block Island. A student poster presentation will be included as part of social and networking events. We will wrap up the week with the national DSO meeting, a two day science symposium and annual awards banquet with a traditional Rhode Island lobster boil and clambake. 

Rhode Island, despite its tiny size is known as the "Ocean State" with over 400 miles of scenic coastline. Narragansett Bay is a popular tourist destination offering beautiful beaches, fishing, sailing, surfing, and diving activities. Visit local landmarks such as The Towers and Narragansett Beach to view the area's diverse wildlife or nearby Newport with its rich history of boating and sailing or the famous 5 mile Cliff Walk. Visit www.visitrhodeisland.com for more local information.

Major sponsorship provided by:  


                             

Registration powered by RegOnline

 

 

 Call for Abstracts

AAUS is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2016 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium to be hosted by the University of Rhode Island and held September 20-25, 2016 in Kingston, RI.

This year AAUS will accept short abstracts (less than 800 words), extended abstracts (800-1200 words) or full manuscripts. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to aaus@disl.org by June 17, 2016. Please put "2016 AAUS symposium abstract" followed by your name in the message line to facilitate tracking. Notification on the disposition of submitted abstracts will be returned to the first author electronically by July 15. The deadline for final abstract/manuscript submission is August 5 to allow the published proceedings to be available at the fall meeting. No presentation will be allowed unless the final abstract or manuscript has been cleared for publication in the proceedings.  All submissions MUST use the template, which includes formatting instructions.

Templates:

Short Abstract

Extended Abstract and Full Manuscripts

 

 
Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 20

 Seabass Workshop 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$75.00
 
Reefball Workshop 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$75.00
 
DAN Pro IQC (2 day workshop) 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (and 5:30pm-9pm Wed)
$775.00
 
DAN ITW (2 day workshop)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (and 5:30pm-9pm Wed)
$850.00
 
Oceanic/Hollis/AUP Repair Clinic 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$150.00
 
Drysuit Repair Clinic
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
$75.00
 
Visual Inspection Procedure Basic Course (CTS) 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$275.00
 
VCI Update (PSI )
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$95.00
 
Wreck Diving 
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$200.00
 
Shark Diving
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$250.00
 
Shark Snorkeling - Tuesday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$100.00
 
Wednesday, September 21
 
 Visual Inspection Procedure Instructor Course (CTS) (2 day Workshop)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday and 8:00 AM – 12:00 Wednesday
$900.00
 
New DSO Orientation 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$100.00
 
Human Factors for Dive Accidents 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$250.00
 
Rebreather Demo 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$125.00
 
DUI Drysuit and Sidemount Demo 
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$50.00
 
Wreck Diving 
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$200.00
 
Shark Diving
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$250.00
 
Shark Snorkeling - Wednesday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$100.00
 
Shore Diving at URI 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$35.00
 
Thursday, September 22
 
 AAUS Business Meeting and National Diving Safety Officers Meeting 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$75.00
 
DUI Drysuit Course 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$90.00
 
Shark Diving
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$250.00
 
Shark Snorkeling - Thursday 
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$100.00
 
Shore Diving at URI 
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$35.00
 
AAUS Foundation Bubblebreaker and Poster Session
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$30.00
 
Friday, September 23
All day science symposium to be held at Narragansett Bay Campus
 
Saturday, September 24
All day science meeting to be held at Narragansett Bay Campus
 
2016 Annual Awards Banquet
Join us for a traditional Rhode Island lobster boil and clambake at our symposium and annual AAUS awards banquet at beautiful Matunuck Oyster Farm! 
Our keynote speaker will be Rob Robbins, the AAUS 2016 Conrad Limbaugh award recipient.
 
Matunuck Oyster Farm Tour 
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM 
 
 
 


This site designed by Lunar Cow.