2016 AAUS/OWUSS Internship

OWUSS is now taking applications for the 2016 Lee Somers scientific diving internship. Information at https://secure.aaus.org/aausowuss_internship. Application deadline is January 31, 2016.

Science Diving Funding Survey

The strategic plan identified the need for funding sources to help secure the future of AAUS. A survey about your organization's funding for diving-based research will help us gather information pursuant to this effort.

New DSO Orientation 2016

AAUS will hold a new DSO orientation on February 26, 2016 at San Diego State University.  Cost is $100  Follow link below for more information and to register.

2015 AAUS Diving for Science Proceedings

AAUS members can now download the 2015 Diving for Science symposium proceedings.

OM Statistic Submissions Due

Annual stats may be submitted at http://stats.diveaaus.org. Statistical summaries are due each January and considered late 01 April.   

AAUS Certification Program

It is time for your annual AAUS-ITI Instructor Renewal.  More information here.

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".

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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Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Symposium

The 27th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawai‘i and the Pacific will be held February 13-15, 2016 at the University of Hawai‘i M%u0101noa. The conference theme is Diving into Archives: Collecting and Interpreting Maritime Information. Deadline for Abstract submission is January 15, 2016. For more information about the conference, go to:  http://www.mahhi.org/Welcome.html

2016 CAUS Symposium
    02/24/16 - 02/25/16

The Canadian Association for Underwater Science 2016 AGM and Symposium is set for Wednesday February 24 and Thursday February 25, 2016 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. Hosted by the Memorial University of Newfoundland, symposium and AGM activities will be taking place at the beautiful Ocean Sciences Centre, at Logy Bay. CAUS members are strongly encouraged to attend, and all others interested in learning more about CAUS are welcome too. www.caus.ca/agm-2016/h

AAUS New DSO Orientation

More information and registration at www.aaus.org/2016_spring_new_dso_orientation

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New DSO Orientation

AAUS will hold a new DSO orientation on February 26, 2016 at San Diego State University. This program is designed to provide an orientation for new Diving Safety Officers and for existing DSO's who would like more information and an update on particulars of running a Diving Safety Program at their respective institutions or organizations.  Essential training for anyone considering accepting or assuming the role of Diving Safety Officer and planning on operating an AAUS Diving Safety Program, it is also open to non-AAUS organizations who would like more information about AAUS.  The cost for this one day workshop is $100.Please register at www.aaus.org/2016_spring_new_dso_orientation 

2016 UW Scientific Dive Course

The University of Washington will conduct its annual intensive two-week Scientific Dive Course from August 15- 27, 2016 at the Friday Harbor Labs on San Juan Island.   This course is open to scientists and students at any level of study who meet the requirements for AAUS certification. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2016. More information is available at

 http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/studentSummer2016.htmlor contact the FHL Dive Officer, Pema Kitaeff, at pema@uw.eduor 206-543-0876, or the UW DSO, Will Love, at wlove@uw.eduor 206-616-3776.

2016 AAUS BOD Call for Nominations

The 2016 AAUS Nominating Committee is now accepting for consideration nominations of individual members to stand for election for one Director-at-Large position on the AAUS Board of Directors. Commencing on January 01, 2017 the elected Director-at-Large candidate will serve one three-year term. An electronic poll will open on May 01 and close June 30, 2016.

Qualified candidates must be voting members in good standing with the AAUS. The nomination letter (not to exceed 300 words) is best focused on how a particular candidate can contribute to the Academy based on their academic or diving safety contributions, or previous development or not-for-profit organizational governance experience. Please submit your nomination letter to the AAUS Nominating Committee chair, Amy Moran (morana@hawaii.edu) no later than March 15, 2016.

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