The 3rd Joint German, Swedish, Finnish European Scientific Diving (ESD) Training Course takes place this year across two venues, encompassing two practical aspects of the course, between which there will be an online theoretical component.
The course will begin in University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Running from 24 April - 12 May, this will act as the opening part of the course. This will be followed by an online-only section, which is purely theoretical in design. Finally, the course will conclude in the Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany. This final section will run from 2-21 July, which will be follwed by a final examination in Helgoland on 22 July.
Entry requirements for course participation
1. Being a master or PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow in an aquatic science discipline.
2. Providing an abstract about your research and how scientific diving is planned to be included within your research.
3. Holding a valid recreational dive certificate on at least the level of PADI Rescue Diver, CMAS**/VDST T2 (Silver) or equivalent.
4. Having a dive record of at least 1800 min (30 h) open water dive time with at least 700 min deeper than 15m and 40 min deeper than 25m.
5. Having a dive record of at least 70 dives.
6. Have documented experience of diving using a dry suit.
7. Have documented proof of CPR training2 within the last year and a documented certification of “life guard” level 2 or pool life-guard training.
8. Valid health examination for work diving according to the respective countries health and work environment legislations 4 .
9. Full diving equipment incl. dry suit except for tanks and weight belts. In case parts of the equipment are not available, please contact either the Swedish or the German course coordinator.