2015 AAUS BOD Elections

The 2015 AAUS Board of Directors elections are open from May 01, 2015 to June 30, 2015.

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Bobby Forbes

It is with great sadness that colleagues have heard of the sudden death of Bobby Forbes.

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AAUS Strategic Plan Review

The AAUS Strategic plan is available until June 30, 2015 for membership review and comment.

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2015 AAUS Symposium Registration Open

The 2015 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium will be held September 28-October 03, 2015 in Key West, FL.  Registration is open and abstracts are now being accepted!

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Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award. 

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2015 Conrad Limbaugh Memorial Award Voting

Voting is now open for the 2015 Conrad Limbaugh Memorial Award for Scientific Diving Leadership. 

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AAUS Certification Program

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

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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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Event Calendar View All

USC Scientific Diving Course
    06/14/15 - 06/26/15

AAUS Scientific Diving Course
 
 USC Wrigley Marine Science Center
 
 Catalina Island, CA
 
Dates: June 14-26, 2015
 
Cost: $1000 (includes room, board and transportation to Catalina)
 
Application deadline: JUNE 1, 2015
 
Join us for 12 days of spectacular research dive training at Catalina Island.
 
Course includes:
 
 • bluewater dive
 
 • night dive 
 
 • mapping and navigation skills
 
 • animal collections
 
 • marine species identification
 
This course is open to both USC students and the general public. 
 
Open-water SCUBA certification required.
 
For information, contact Eric Castillo, USC Diving Safety Officer at:
 
uscdso@usc.edu or 310-510-4022.

AAUS Student Scholarship Applications Due
    06/30/14

AAUS Student Scholarships 

The AAUS Foundation awards scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, research projects in which diving is used as an important research tool or studying diving science. The Kevin Gurr Scholarship awards $3000 to a Master program student. The Kathy Johnston Scholarship awards $3000 to a Doctoral student. AAUS may also award additional $1500 scholarships to the second ranked proposals in each category.  The Foundation also grants the Kevin Flanagan Travel Award providing up to $800 for undergraduate/graduate students to attend an AAUS scientific meeting and the Hollis Gear Award that provides up to two recipients with an award valued at $1250, good towards Hollis dive gear and travel monies.  Applications are submitted electronically and all proposals are due June 30. For more information and application instructions, visit www.aausfoundation.org,or send questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair at aaus@disl.org

2015 UW-FHL Ecology Course
    07/20/15 - 08/21/15

2015 UW-FHL Ecology Course

A course entitled Ecology Between and Below Pacific Tides will be offered July 20-August 21, 2015 at Friday Harbor Laboratories.  The 5 week, 9 academic credit hour course is an upper-level Ecology course with tracks available for both diving and non-diving students. This course will allow students, who are qualified, to simultaneously become AAUS-certified as scientific divers, carry out subtidal research projects and earn academic credit. Please see http://depts.washington.edu/fhl/studentSummer2015.html#SumB-4  or contact Pema Kitaeff (pema@uw.edu) for more information.  Applications are due February 01, 2015. 

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Spring 2015 New DSO Orientation
    05/14/15

Spring 2015 New DSO Orientation

The spring 2015 AAUS New DSO Orientation was held April 27, 2015 at Northeastern University Marine Science Center. This program is designed to provide an orientation for new Diving Safety Officers and for existing DSOs who would like more information and an update on particulars of running an AAUS Diving Safety Program at their respective institutions or organizations. Also open to non AAUS organizations who would like more information about AAUS.  The meeting was was well attended by a diverse group of participants from University of Rhode Island, University of Vermont, NOAA, University of Connecticut, University Systems of Georgia, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and others.  AAUS would like to thank our host, Liz Magee, and the presenters, Rick Riera-Gomez, Jim Hayward, Mike Dardeau, Chris Rigaud, Lora Pride and Narineh Nazarian for making this meeting a success.

AAUS Student Scholarships 2015
    05/14/15

The AAUS Foundation awards scholarships to graduate students engaged in, or planning to begin, research projects in which diving is used as an important research tool or studying diving science. The Kevin Gurr Scholarship awards $3000 to a Master program student. The Kathy Johnston Scholarship awards $3000 to a Doctoral student. AAUS may also award additional $1500 scholarships to the second ranked proposals in each category.  The Foundation also grants the Kevin Flanagan Travel Award providing up to $800 for undergraduate/graduate students to attend an AAUS scientific meeting and the Hollis Gear Award that provides up to two recipients with an award valued at $1250, good towards Hollis dive gear and travel monies.  Applications are submitted electronically and all proposals are due June 30. For more information and application instructions, visit www.aausfoundation.org, or send questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair at aaus@disl.org

2015 Awards
    05/14/15

2015 Conrad Limbaugh Memorial Award

The AAUS General Membership has nominated the following candidates for consideration as a recipient for the 2015 Conrad Limbaugh Memorial Award for Scientific Diving Leadership; Jeff Bozanic, Danny Gouge, John Reed, and Rob Robbins.   Nominee bios can be found at https://secure.aaus.org/2015_cl_award. Please cast your vote by logging to your individual member profile and selecting ‘voting and polling’ no later than 11:59 p.m. PST. on May 30, 2015.  You must be a full voting member to access the poll.

 

Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented annually to an individual from the scientific diving community who has made a significant contribution to advancing underwater science and technology. Nominations are sought from the AAUS general membership, and selected candidates are voted for by the AAUS past presidents and previous award recipients. Nominations close May 31, 2015. Please submit the names and contact information for nominees, along with a one-paragraph justification at http://www.aaus.org/lifetime_achievement_award or to John Heine jheine@ucsd.edu

 



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