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.
Symposium participants have their choice of two hotel room blocks, the Holiday Inn and the Hampton Inn. Both are located in South Kingstown, RI, and offer continental breakfast. Transportation to AAUS events will be provided (unless otherwise noted) from BOTH hotels. Please make a reservation at your preferred hotel early as we are likely to fill our blocks at both locations. Room blocks close on August 15, 2016. Please see pricing and reservation information below as well as a few notes about each property from the organizers under the lodging tab at https://www.regonline.com/2016aausdivingforscience
Abstract submissions for the 2016 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium is now closed. However, we will be hosting a poster session on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd. If you would like to submit a poster, please contact the AAUS office no later than August 30th to reserve your space.
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Schedule of Events
Tuesday, September 20Seabass Workshop9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$75.00Reefball Workshop9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$75.00DAN Pro IQC (2 day workshop)8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (and 5:30pm-9pm Wed)$775.00DAN ITW (2 day workshop)8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (and 5:30pm-9pm Wed)$850.00Oceanic/Hollis/AUP Repair Clinic9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$150.00Drysuit Repair Clinic5:30 PM - 9:00 PM$75.00Visual Inspection Procedure Basic Course (CTS)9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$275.00PSI Visual Cylinder Inspetction Workshop8:00 AM - 5:00PM$300.00VCI Update (PSI )5:00 PM - 7:00 PM$95.00Wreck Diving7:00 AM - 3:00 PM$200.00Shark Diving6:00 AM - 4:00 PM$250.00Shark Snorkeling - Tuesday6:00 AM - 4:00 PM$100.00Wednesday, September 21Visual Inspection Procedure Instructor Course (CTS) (2 day Workshop)9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday and 8:00 AM – 12:00 Wednesday$900.00New DSO Orientation9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$100.00Human Factors Skills in Diving: Developing high performance divers &reducing Incidents/Accidents9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$250.00Rebreather Demo9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$125.00DUI Drysuit and Sidemount Demo1:00 PM - 6:00 PM$50.00Wreck Diving7:00 AM - 3:00 PM$200.00Shark Diving6:00 AM - 4:00 PM$250.00Shark Snorkeling - Wednesday6:00 AM - 4:00 PM$100.00Shore Diving at URI9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$35.00Thursday, September 22AAUS Business Meeting and National Diving Safety Officers Meeting9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$75.00DUI Drysuit Course9:00 AM - 5:00 PM$90.00Shark Diving6:00 AM - 4:00 PM$250.00Shark Snorkeling - Thursday6:00 AM - 4:00 PM$100.00Shore Diving at URI9:00 AM - 1:00 PM$35.00AAUS Foundation Bubblebreaker and Poster Session7:00 PM - 9:00 PM$30.00Friday, September 23All day science symposium to be held at Narragansett Bay CampusSaturday, September 24All day science meeting to be held at Narragansett Bay Campus2016 Annual Awards BanquetJoin 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 Tour4:30 PM - 5:45 PM