In 2018, the Biological Station Helgoland (Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (Germany) and The Lovén Centre - Kristineberg (University of Gothenburg - Sweden) in cooperation with Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) and Alleco Finland offer the 4th international course “European Scientific Diver” within the framework of the ESD regulations published by the European Scientific Diving Panel (ESDP) of the EU-Marine Board.
To join the course, a competence test comprising a theoretical and practical examination on the level of CMAS or PADI Rescue-diver must be passed. Respective tests will be offered in Sweden (Kristineberg), Finland (by Jouni Leinikki at Alleco), Germany (Bremerhaven/Bremen) or by contact at a research institute in your home country that will be approved by the course leaders. An accompanying E-learning seminar on scientific diving will be held starting in the June 2018. The course includes an intense training in professional diving skills for scientific purposes in theory and praxis and ends with a theoretical and practical examination by the “German Examination Board for Scientific Divers” (Deutsche Prüfungskommission für Forschungstaucher) and by Dykarskolan, Stockholm. Successful participants will be certified according to the respective national rules for scientific diving and as “European Scientific Diver” according to the ESDP framework.