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2017 AAUS Diving For Science Symposium

Hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
September 12-16, 2017
Alpena, MI


Call for Abstracts

AAUS is now accepting abstract submissions for the 2017 AAUS Diving for Science Symposium. This year AAUS will accept short abstracts (less than 800 words), extended abstracts (800-1200 words) or full manuscripts. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to aaus@disl.org by June 16, 2017.  ***ABSTACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 28***  


Please put "2017 AAUS symposium abstract" followed by your name in the message line to facilitate tracking. Notification on the disposition of submitted abstracts will be returned to the first author electronically by July 15. Final revised abstracts/manuscripts must be submitted by August 04 to allow the published proceedings to be available at the fall meeting. No presentation will be allowed unless the final abstract or manuscript has been cleared for publication in the proceedings.

All submissions MUST use the template, which includes formatting instructions. Templates can be found below.

Extended Astract/Manuscript Template

Short Abstract Template


2017 AAUS Diving For Science Symposium Schedule

Course descriptions, costs, diving, lodging and transportation information and registration available at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1972460


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Tuesday, September 12

Lessons in Complex Task Loading (7:30 AM - 4:30 PM) 

Human Factors Skills in Diving: Developing high performance divers & reducing Incidents/Accidents(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

DAN Pro IQC (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Visual Inspection Procedure Course (CTS and PSI courses available) (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Intro to Full Face Mask Diving (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Great Lakes Dive Charter (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 

Thunder Bay Scuba Charter (7:00 AM - 4:00 PM) 

VCI Update (PSI) (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)


Wednesday, September 13

Lessons in Complex Task (7:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Otic Barotrauma (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

New DSO Orientation (8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) 

Human Factors Skills in Diving: Developing high performance divers & reducing Incidents/Accidents (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) 

Guardian Full Face Mask Technician/Maintenance Course (8:30AM – 3:30PM)

Great Lakes Dive Charter (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 

TBS Tech Dive (7:00 AM - 4:00 PM) 

Dive Injury Recognition (1:00 PM - 4:30 PM) 

Vendor In-Water Demo (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM) 


Thursday, September 22

AAUS Business Meeting and National Diving Safety Officers (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) 

AAUS Foundation Bubblebreaker and Poster Session (6PM-9PM)

Thunder Bay Scuba Charter (7:00 AM - 4:00 PM) 


Friday, September 15

Science Symposium (8:30AM – 5:00PM)


Saturday, September 16

Science Symposium (8:30AM – 5:00PM)

2017 Annual Awards Banquet (6:00PM – 10:00PM)

Join us at the Old Fletcher Street Depot for a bit of history at our symposium and annual AAUS awards banquet!  This year's banquet will be PRECEDED by a 1 hour glass bottom boat tour for the first 100 people who register.  You MUST register for the boat tour on the agenda page if you wish to participate.  Immediately following the boat tour, the banquet will begin at the Depot at 7:00PM

Post-Symposium Field Trip

Diving the Geology of the Great Lakes

Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:00 PM - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:00 PM 

















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