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- Newcomb Campus Hosts 2014 Biotic Interactions ‘BioBlitz’
- AIC Introduces Artist-in-Residence Program
- ESF Faculty Members Honored for Outstanding Commitment
- ESF Professor Receives Achievement Award
2014 Biotechnology Symposium Held at Gateway Center
The 2014 Biotechnology Symposium hosted approximately 150 participants from more than a half-dozen states. The connections made between experienced and emerging professionals from academia and industry help to keep biotechnology in New York ever expanding. Please save the date for next year's Symposium at Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 12 and 13, 2015. READ MORE
SUNY-ESF Offers Scientific Diving Program
Many faculty, staff and student scuba divers might wish to participate in scientific diving activity
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) offers a program that follows a prescribed sequence of training and examination leading to American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Scientific Diver certification.
This certification is needed for permission to dive at many marine and freshwater research stations and it is often required to obtain federal funding for work involving underwater studies. Participation in the program is currently not a requirement at ESF but it provides many future opportunities for the College community.
This program does not teach scuba diving. It does, however, provide training in practices specific to scientific diving and confirms that divers have the knowledge and skills required for safe diving. Those wishing to participate in the ESF Scientific Diving Program must first obtain scuba-diving certification from a nationally recognized agency, such as Professional Association of Diving Instructors, National Association of Underwater Instructors or Scuba Schools International; first aid/CPR certification and emergency oxygen administration certification.
The ESF Scientific Diving Program is administered through the College Office of Research Programs by the ESF Diving Control Board. The chair of the Diving Control Board, Dr. Mark Teece of the Department of Chemistry, coordinates the program and is the contact person for information about the program. Teece also serves as ESF's organizational representative to the AAUS.
Typically, the program is offered once in the fall. A fee covering transportation, materials and instructor costs may be charged. Learn more:
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