Scientific Diving List

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Dear colleague,

as initially proposed during the 2nd European Conference on Scientific Diving at the Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure - Kristineberg, May 2016, the open access "European Scientific Diving mailing list" was made available. 

Over the years the group has been extended to colleagues from all over the world, so the list has lost its "European" connotation, becoming a wider "Scientific Diving List".

The purpose of this Scientific Diving mailing List is to provide a forum for discussions and announcements pertaining to scientific diving, including research and education. The list is primarily for use by scientific diving researchers, scientists, and educators, but is of course open to everybody. Adopted language is English.

The list is moderated on a voluntary basis and for the sole purpose of avoiding the distribution of inappropriate or repetitive messages. We apologize for any delays in distributing messages. Please, note that the European Scientific Diving Panel (ESDP) don't moderate or directly manage directly this mailing list and therefore ESDP don't take any responsibility on the content of the distributed mails.

Appropriate Scientific Diving-related subjects for discussion might include (but is not limited to):
  • underwater methodologies and approaches in any scientific fields (e.g., biology, geology, archaeology, engineering, veterinary, medicine)
  • innovation & technologies in scientific diving
  • networking and training opportunities for scientific divers
  • advertising of national and international meetings concerning scientific diving and related topics
  • job opportunities


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