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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.  Please note that registrations after Sepetmber 01st will incur a late fee!

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.



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