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Please be reminded:

1.  Application fees are non-refundable.

2.  Applications expire in 1 year.

3.  DSO from applicant OMs must attend a new DSO orientation before your application will be approved for membership.

 

Notes for Organizational Member Applicants:

  • Please be sure you’ve read carefully through the “Organization Application Instructions” prior to initiating your application.
  • Once the non-refundable application fee has been paid it will expire within one year, so it will save time to set up your Dive Safety Officer and Dive Control Board with individual memberships, and to complete your dive manual with adherence to AAUS standards before you begin the application.
  • It’s important to make sure that AAUS membership is right for your organization. The best way to learn more is to attend an annual AAUS symposium, or you may contact the membership chair (pema@uw.edu) for more information.
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* Representations, Warranties, Assumption of the Risk, Release, Hold Harmless and Indemnification of AAUS:
By adopting some or all of the standards and policies set forth in the AAUS Standards For Scientific Diving, each adopting member thereby represents and warrants to AAUS that the adopting member has thoroughly reviewed the appropriateness of these standards and policies for its own programs and purposes, that the adopting member has made a professionally informed, independent decision that the AAUS standards and policies are in every instance and every detail suitable for the intended use by that member, and that the adopting member freely and voluntarily makes an informed choice to assume all risks associated with the application and use of these standards and policies in any diving or diving related activities.

By adopting some or all of the standards and policies set forth in the AAUS Standards For Scientific Diving, each adopting member represents and agrees that the same adopting member has made a professionally informed decision to release AAUS, and thereby does release AAUS, from any and all losses, costs, injuries, death or damages, including attorney fees, caused in whole or in part by, or resulting in whole or part from, the implementation, use or application of these standards and policies to any diving or diving-related activities, or caused in whole or in part by, or resulting in whole or in part from, acts or omissions of the adopting member, its officers, directors, employees, students, volunteers or invitees.

By adopting some or all of the standards and policies set forth in the AAUS Standards For Scientific Diving, each adopting member represents and agrees that the same adopting member has made a professionally informed decision to hold harmless and indemnify AAUS, and thereby does hold harmless and indemnify AAUS, from and against any and all losses, costs, injuries, death or damages, including attorney fees, caused in whole or in part by, or resulting in whole or in part from, the implementation, use or application of these standards and policies to any diving or diving-related activities, or caused in whole or in part by, or resulting in whole or in part from, acts or omissions of the adopting member, its officers, directors, employees, students, volunteers or invitees.

We hearby apply for membership in the AAUS and agree to abide by the current Standards for Scientific Diving Programs, Bylaws, purposes and goals of the Academy. By adopting the AAUS Standards we agree to the Representations, Warranties, Assumption of the Risk, Release, Hold Harmless and Indemnification of AAUS as stated above.
We agree to the Representations, Warranties, Assumption of the Risk, Release, Hold Harmless and Indemnification of AAUS

* Username:

* New Password:

* Confirm Password:

* Organization Name:

* Address:

Address 2:

Address 3:

* City:

* State:

* Country:

* Zip:

* Phone:

Fax:

Website:

Organization Email:

Primary Contact

The individual listed here will serve as the primary contact between AAUS and the OM applicant. In most cases this will be the individual responsible for filing the application.

* Contact First Name:

* Contact Last Name:

* Contact Phone:

Contact Phone 2:

* Contact Email:

Adminstrator

The individual listed here should be someone with ties to both the diving program and other administrative aspects of the applying organization. In general, the administrator should be someone other than the DSO.

* Admin First Name:

* Admin Last Name:

* Admin Phone:

Admin Phone 2:

* Admin Email:

Dive Program Information

* Organization Type:

* Organization Type Other:

Scientific Diver Exemption

Scientific Diving is defined and exempted from commercial diving standards under OSHA regulations (29CFR1910, Subpart T). Please provide a brief explanation of how your scientific dive program meets each of the requirements of the exemption.

* Is the purpose of scientific diving activities the advancement of science?

Minimum 20 words

* Are all data/results from scientific diving projects non-proprietary?

Minimum 20 words

* Are all divers scientists or scientists-in-training?

Minimum 20 words

* Are all occupational diving activities compatible with the scientific diving exemption?

Minimum 20 words

* Organization Description

Please provide a detailed description of your organization and Scientific Diving Program. A summary of your mission, purpose, and goals will help the AAUS community gain a better undestanding of your program. Please also include the following information:
- Program history and development.
- Size and activity (# divers, dives/year).
- Projects/tasks performed by scientific divers.
- Diving modes and environments.
- Description of diver training program (if diver training program does not exist, explain how AAUS standards for scientific diver training will be met).


* Reason for Application

Please describe the reason your institution is applying for AAUS membership and what contributions you can bring to the AAUS community.


Application Fee

The application fee is non-refundable and will activate this application for 12 months; extensions may require additional fees. Applications will not be reviewed until the fee has been recieved and processed.

* Fee:
$750.00

AAUS Scholarship Donation

Would you consider making a donation to the AAUS Scholarship Fund? Each year AAUS awards (2) $2500 scholarships to Masters and PhD students for scientific diving reasearch. (Unfortunately, at the present time, donations are not tax-deductible).

Donation:
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