Scientific Diving Training Course and Field Trip

13th - 22nd Jul 2018 ,

The Scientific Diving Center of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg offers a training course for students and scientists to qualify divers as “Scientific Diver” or “Advanced Scientific Diver”. All scientific discipline’s and also companies are welcome to the course. The training course consists of two modules:

Modul I

The course is separated in lectures in the morning and practical pool training in the afternoon.

Topics of the lectures can be adapted to the participants and will be e.g. oceanology, geoscience, hydrothermal systems, submarine volcanism, measuring equipment or photo and video documentation.  At the beginning and at the end of the course a two days dive camp with practical training in freshwater lakes takes place.

Modul II

The excursion will be a two weeks research project in the marine environment around the submarine volcano of the beautiful island Panarea, Italy from 01—06.09.2017. During the field trip the participants work on a scientific topic. Different working groups offer many topics in the field of e.g. geology, gas and water chemistry, microbiology, heat and material transport or photo and video documentation.  Own Ideas and topics from the participants are very welcome.

Scientific Diving training course

When:                         13.-22.07.2018

Where:                       SDC (GER/S00) Freiberg, TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Field trip:                   31.08. – 14.09.2018 (Panarea, Italy)

Scientific Divers interested in becoming a Scientific Diving Instructor are also welcome to contact the SDC Freiberg.

Information’s to the course and the content can be found at the webpage: or mail on or telephone 03731393004, Contact is Dr. Thomas Grab.

The content of the course and the project at the field trip can be adapted to the participants. Interested divers can register until the 31.05.2018

The prerequisite for participation is at least a CMAS**/VDST (or equivalent) diving license and a valid medical diving examination. Successful participants of both modules will be credited as CMAS scientific divers and receive this brevier which enables them to participate in worldwide underwater research

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