Diving Projects & News
UMaine & AAUS News
Mar. 2014- UMaine selected as the site/host for the AAUS/OWUSS Scientific Diving Internship; the 2014 intern will be Ms. Katy Newcomer. More information about this internship can be found at: http://www.aaus.org/aausowuss_internship
Nov. 2013- UMaine Diving Safety Officer featured in DiveTraining magazine article; Ocean Careers-Part II
Oct. 2013- At the 2013 AAUS Symposium, the UMaine Scientific Diving Program was awarded an additional $5000 to support the John Dearborn Scientific Diving Scholarship. Thanks to J.F. White Contracting Company for this generous donation!
2012-The UMaine Scientific Diving Program was awarded 2nd Place for our entry at the 2012 AAUS Organizational Member Poster night in Monterey, CA. See a .pdf of the poster here! In support of the Kevin Flanagan Student Travel Award, the $100 certificate was donated back to AAUS. Highlights of the program and the poster were recently featured in the November edition of the AAUS e-slate: E-Slate AAUS 2012 6 11.
Scientific Exploration & Research
Deeper Into Diving 2012- Dr. Rhian Waller and DSO Chris Rigaud train to extend their effective scientific diving range to 150fsw. These techniques will allow Dr. Waller to search for deep sea coral species in coastal Maine and other locales.
Training, Education, & Outreach
UMaine Today- “What a Dive!” article highlights scientific diver training program
Dive In Discover Scuba- In cooperation with the Darling Marine Center and School of Marine Sciences Dive In to Marine Science Program, UMaine scientific divers offered a first-time scuba experience for high school students.