2014 AAUS Symposium Proceedings

Thank you to all our participants and sponsors for a great meeting!  You may download an electronic copy of the proceedings here.

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2014 AAUS Symposium Participants

You may download a list of symposium participans here.

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2014 Kevin Flanagan Student Travel Award

The 2014 AAUS Foundation's  Kevin Flanagan Student Travel Award has been awarded to Lauren Bell and Sonia Ibarra from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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AAUS Certification Program

AAUS Certification program information and registration forms can be found here.

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2014 AAUS/OWUSS Internship

Follow the blog of the 2014 AAUS/OWUS Intern, Katy Newcomer, as she gets her feet wet at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. 

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Current E-Slate

Current E-Slate is available on the first of every month.  You can access older editions in the resource library under "publications".

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Nautilus, Shearwater, Oceanic and Hollis Institutional Pricing

Nautilus, Shearwater, Oceanic and Hollis have gratiously extended their institutional pricing to all AAUS organizations.  Follow the link for more information and access to the price lists.

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Event Calendar View All

International Mesophotic Workshop in Eilat
    10/26/14 - 10/31/14

Tel-Aviv University & the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat will be conducting a one week intensive workshop from October 26-31, 2014. This workshop is designed for scientists and students who interested in mesophotic and deep environments. Please note the last day for abstract submissions. More information at www.mceisrael.com.

 

International Mesophotic Workshop in Eilat
    10/26/14 - 10/31/14

Tel-Aviv University & the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat will be conducting a one week intensive workshop from October 26-31, 2014. This workshop is designed for scientists and students who interested in mesophotic and deep environments. Please note the last day for abstract submissions. More information at www.mceisrael.com

2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival
    11/03/14 - 11/09/14

2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival

The 2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival will be held November 3-9 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit is an international non-profit organization that uses the power of film, visual arts, entertainment and science to inspire ocean stewardship around the world.

http://www.blueoceanfilmfestival.org/explore/

Latest News View All

Strategic Planning 2014
    09/30/14

Strategic Planning

The AAUS Board of Directors is moving ahead with the development of our five-year strategic plan.  Thanks to all who participated in the firstStrategic Planning survey which was distributed in July-August.  We received 180 responses.  The results from the first survey’s multiple-choice questions were presented at two sessions at the annual meeting in September (powerpoint can be viewed here). We are beginning the process of synthesizing the text responses.  The second surveyis now open and will close on October 15; all members have received the link via email and are encouraged to respond.  In addition to these two surveys, we conducted an “instantfeedback”iClicker session at the 2014 symposium with a mix of new questions that were either submitted by members at the symposium, or which were left off the two main surveys due to length limitations.   If you were not able to attend the iClicker session, we’d like to get your responses. All of iClicker questions have been reformatted into a survey which can be answered at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/iclickersession

Members of the 2014 and 2015 Board of Directors will be meeting in mid-February for a two-day strategic planning session, and by late spring we anticipate having a draft plan that will be sent out for member review.  Please stay tuned for possible additional surveys and contact one of your Board members if you have questions about the process.  Thank you for your participation!

Self Evaluation Form for OMs
    09/30/14

Self Evaluation Form

With help from the Membership, Standards and Accreditation committees, the AAUS BOD has developed a version of the “Self accreditation checklist” which is being called the Self Evaluation Form.  Starting in 2015 we’ll begin requiring the completion of this form for review by the Membership Committee along with other application materials from all new OM applicants. However, this is a useful tool for any dive program and we encourage you to complete it.  You will find a link on your Organization’s profile where you can upload the completed form as a “Misc Document File”.  Similar to the request we made in the June ESlate regarding the completion of the four exemption questions, adding the self-evaluation form to your OM profile will help the Membership committee and other OMs to confirm that you are an active OM in good standing with AAUS.  In 2015, the self evaluation will likely become a required component of every OM profile.  You may view the form hereor in the resource library www.aaus.org.

AAUS/OWUSS Host and Intern
    09/30/14

OM Host for 2015 AAUS/OWUSS Intern

We are seeking applications from OMs that have both dive training and research opportunities available to an undergraduate.  Past interns have benefited most from combined opportunities for attaining AAUS research diving certification and involvement with a research program and diving and boating safety programs.  The chosen OM will participate in the intern selection.  If your OM is interested in supporting this internship, please submit an online application form by December 15, 2014.

www.aaus.org/aausowuss_host_organization_application

 

2015 AAUS/OWUSS Internship

OWUSS is now taking applications for the 2015 AAUS/OWUSS scientific diving internship.Intern applicants must be students from colleges and universities and must have an interest in science and diving. The program runs primarily from mid-May through August and will include training at one of several AAUS organizational member sites. This training will give the intern the necessary dive qualifications to allow participation on research projects requiring scientific diving and introduce the intern to careers that utilize scientific diving as a tool. Once trained as an AAUS-recognized diver-in-training, interns will participate in underwater field work at one or more locations and research facilities associated with the AAUS. The internship will be supported by funding for travel to/from site, room, board, and other internship-related expenses. More information at https://secure.aaus.org/aausowuss_internshipTo apply, visit: http://www.owuscholarship.org/internships.



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