Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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- $3M Grant Supports Bioenergy Development
- ESF Named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll
- ESF’s Landscape Architecture Program Nationally Ranked
- ESF Confers Degrees
New York State Green Building Conference Announces New Partnership
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined ESF and the Syracuse Center of Excellence as a partner for the 2015 Green Building Conference. Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, will host a plenary session during this year's conference. Fedrizzi and his USGBC colleagues were awarded the United Nations Champion of the Earth award in November for their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. 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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