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European Scientific Diving Panel

  • The European Scientific Diving Committee was set up as interim commission based on a meeting of experts in scientific diving and underwater sciences held in Berlin (Germany) at the 25th-26th June 2007 following the intention of the Banyules sur mer meeting in the year 2000. The official ESDC was established during the 1st International Symposium on Occupational Scientific Diving in Bremerhaven October 15th to 16th, 2007.
  • In the year 2009, the ESDC was adopted as a panel of the Marine Board of the European Science Foundation, and was therefore renamed to European Scientific Diving Panel (ESDP).


News

  • 8 October 2013: 11th ESDP meeting at ESF-COST Office, Brussels. For more information contact the ESDP Chair, Martin Sayer.


Objectives of the ESDP

To encourage international mobility in the European scientific diving community through the implementation of a practical support framework by:

  • promoting the widespread recognition of the existing ESD and AESD as the minimum standards for scientific diving by assuring their acceptance as the primary qualifications for scientific diving in Europe
  • becoming established as the recognised European body with responsibility to provide advice and guidance on the acceptance of existing standards within national and international legislative processes;
  • facilitating, promoting and maintaining communication with and between present national scientific diving organisations and the National Scientific Diving Committees.


To promote safety in scientific diving across Europe through:

  • facilitating a pan-European framework that exists to promote industry best practice in scientific diving;
  • promotion and support for the establishment of national scientific diving committees where they don’t exist;
  • the development and maintenance of a European database of scientific diving activities.


To advance underwater scientific excellence in Europe through:

  • the facilitation of conferences, workshops, courses and publications where scientific diving is promoted as a research tool;
  • encouragement and support for European funded research networks that employ scientific diving.


On this page, you will find more detailed information on the ESDP as well as the term and procedures for EU countries to join the ESDP. Because our main goal is to integrate as many countries as possible to the new ESDP, we hereby want to officially invite all EU countries to join this new European initiative for a harmonized standard for scientific diving in Europe.


ESDP consultant documents

  1. Common practices for recognition of European Competency levels for scientific diving at work: The European Scientific Diver (ESD) and the Advanved European Scientific Diver (AESD)
  2. ESDP Consultation Document Number 1: Common Practices for Recognition of European Competency levels for Scientific Diving at work (October 2009)
  3. ESDP Consultation Document Number 2: ESDP Consultation Document Number 2: The delivery of science through diving (May 2011)
  4. ESDP Consultation Document Number 3: Guidelines for Scientific Diving from large Research Vessels (September 2011)


Courses and trainings


Scientific diving in Europe - Informations on national regulations within the EU

For detailed informations on a country click on the countries name above the flag

Country Scientific diving is regulate by ESDP member status National body responsable for scientific diving in country National certification authority for scientific diving
Austria (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Österreichisches Zentrum für Forschungstauchen

Homepage: http://www.forschungstaucher.at/index.html

Contact person (s): Albert Rechberger (office@forschungstaucher.at)

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Belgium (klick for details)

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No national regulations Full member Belgium Working Group on Scientific Diving

Homepage: not yet available

Contact person: Alain Norro (a.norro_(at)_mumm.ac.be)

Type of authority: NGO established by 'aquatic field' related Belgian Universities and research laboratories. Additional members of the authority are two operators of national and regional research vessels and a representative of the Belgian Navy. The working group has been created at the Belgian Federal level under the Federal Public Service Belgian science policy.

Under discussion
Bulgaria (klick for details)

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Bulgarian National Association of Underwater Activity (BNAUA) nominated by law Nominated country Bulgarian National Association of Underwater Activity and Institute of Oceanology

Homepage: BNAUA: http://www.bnaua.org & BAS: http://www.io-bas.bg

Contact person: Dr. Ilia Krastev (krastev_(at)_io-bas.bg)

Institute of Oceanology, P.O.Box 152, Parvi mai 40 str., 9000 Varna

www.io-bas.bg

Croatia (klick for details)

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No national regulations Full member Koordinacija znanstvenih ronilaca Hrvatske - Coordination of scientific divers of Croatia, B.Petranovića 1,

Zadar, Croatia

Contact person(s): Luka Bekić (csdcroatia_(at)_yahoo.com)

Homepage: http://csdcroatia.wix.com/csdc

Additional informations: The National Committee on Scientific Diving was formed in 2010 as a Non-Governmental Organization with the aim to connect SD from all disciplines across Croatia.

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Cyprus (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: Not yet available None
Czech Republic (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: Zdenek Duris (zdenek.duris_(at)_osu.cz) None
Denmark (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: Torben Malm (tma_(at)_kuas.dk) & Jens Auer (auer_(at)_hist.sdu.dk) None
Estonia (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu, Mäealuse 14 Tallinn 12618 Estonia.

Homepage: http://www.sea.ee/en/

Contact person(s): Georg Martin, Vice director of Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu, Mäealuse 14 Tallinn 12618 Estonia (Georg.Martin_(at)_ut.ee)

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Finland (klick for details)

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Law (Finnish Ministery of Education) Full member Finnish Scientific Diving Steering Association (Suomen tutkimussukelluksen ohjausyhdistys)

Homepage: www.tutkimussukellus.net

Contact person: Jouni Leinikki (jouni.leinikki_at(at)_alleco.fi)

Type of authority: NGO established by the Finnish scientific diving community. The FSDSA is recognised by the National Examination Board for Professional Diving as the advisory body for matters of scientific diving.

Examination board for professional diving

Contact person: pekka_spinkkila_(at)_tuakk.fi

Type of authority: Nationally legalised authority by the Finnish Ministry of Education

France (klick for details)

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Law (Ministery of labour) Full member Comité National de la Plongée Scientifique (CNPS)

Homepage: http://www.com.univ-mrs.fr/DIMAR/Scientific%20Diving/index_scientific_diving.htm

Contact Person: Jean-Pierre Féral (jean-pierre.feral_(at)_imbe.fr)

Type of authority: Large scale research facility

INPP (Institut National de la Plongée Professionnelle) http://www.inpp.org
Germany (klick for details)

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Law (German Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs - BAMS) http://www.bmas.de/DE/Startseite/start.html Full member German Commission for Scientific Diving (Kommission Forschungstauchen Deutschland - KFT)

Homepage: htp://www.forschungstauchen-deutschland.de

Contact Person: Philipp Fischer (philipp.fischer_(at)_awi.de) - elected representative of the KFT

Type of authority: Professional organisation legalized by the German Ministery of Research and Education and the Examination board for scientific divers

Examination board for scientific divers within the statutory accident insurance

Contact person: Dipl. Ing. Frank Werner (frank.werner_(at)_bg-bau.de)

Type of authority: Statutory accident insurance (legalised by the German Ministry for Inner Affairs).

Greece (klick for details)

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No national regulations None No national organisation but on institute level by the Helenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR)

Homepage: http://www.hcmr.gr

Contact person: Dr. George Petihakis, Associate Researcher, HCMR, Crete P.O. Box 2214 71003 Iraklion Crete, Greece, (gpetihakis_(at)_hcmr.gr)

Type of authority: National research institute

There is yet no gouvermental agency, but HCMR provides the legal background for scientific diving through a legal document between Ministry of Economics & Maritime and Ministry of Education.
Hungary (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: Attila Toth (attila.toth_(at)_koh.hu) None
Ireland (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: Paul Ryan (pr_(at)_iol.ie) None
Israel (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: Dan Tchernov (dani_(at)_vms.huji.ac.il) None
Italy (klick for details)

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Not yet officially regulated but a law implementation is developing. Full member Associazione Italiana Operatori Scientifici Subacquei - AIOSS (Italian Association of Sceintific Divers)

Homepage: http://www.aioss.info/default_e.asp

Contact person: Dr. Massimo Ponti (massimo.ponti_(at)_unibo.it) & Dr. Giorgio Caramanna (giorgiocaramanna_(at)_yahoo.it)

Type of authority: NGO

Associazione Italiana Operatori Scientifici Subacquei - AIOSS (Italian Association of Sceintific Divers)

Homepage: http://www.aioss.info/default_e.asp

Contact person(s): Dr. Massimo Ponti (massimo.ponti_(at)_unibo.it) & Dr. Giorgio Caramanna (giorgiocaramanna_(at)_yahoo.it)

Type of authority: National association

Latvia (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: Vadim Yermakov (vadim.yermakov_(at)_lhei.lv) None
Lithuania (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Coastal Research and Planning Institute, Klaipeda University

Contact person(s): Dr. Martynas Bucas (Martynas_(at)_corpi.ku.lt)

Type of authority: National research institute

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Luxembourg (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: not yet available None
Malta (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: not yet available None
Netherlands (klick for details)

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Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment None Contact person: Dr. Fleur VanDuyl (duyl_(at)_nioz.nl) & Dr. Martin Manders (M.Manders_(at)_racm.nl) None
Norway (klick for details)

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Scientific diving in Norway is regulated by the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, under the national regulations for professional diving. Associated to the ESDP. Qualified to be a full member. Norwegian Scientific Divers

Contact persons: Even Moland: even.moland_(at)_imr.no & Mats Walday: mats.walday_(at)_niva.no.



not yet implemented
Poland (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Ul.Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, POLAND

Contact person: Piotr Kuklinski Associated Professor (kuki_(at)_iopan.gda.pl)

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Portugal (klick for details)

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National law (Lei 24/2013) Full member Contact person: Scientific Commission of the Portuguese Diving Federation (FPAS) / Pedro Neves (mergulho.cientifico_(at)_fpas.pt); nevesdiver_(at)_gmail.com Scientific Commission of the Portuguese Diving Federation (FPAS)
Romania (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: not yet available None
Slovakia (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: not yet available None
Slovenia (klick for details)

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No national regulations None National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station Piran, Fornace 41,,6330 Piran, Slovenia,

Contact person(s): Tihomir Makovec, senior diving officer (head diving base) (makovec_(at)_mbss.org)

Ministry for education, science, culture and sports

http://www.mizks.gov.si/en/



Spain (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Contact person: David Villegas Rios (chirleu_(at)_gmail.com) & Manuel Martin-Bueno (mmartin_(at)_posta.unizar.es) None
Sweden (klick for details)

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National law (Swedish Work Environment Authority, Provision AFS 2010:16).

English version: http://arbetsmiljoverket.se/inenglish/lawandjustice/provisions/

Full member The Swedish Scientific Diving Committee (NGO)

Contact person: Maria Asplund, Field station for marine research at Kristineberg (maria.asplund_(at)_bioenv.gu.se

Webpage: http://scientific-diving.eu/nat_comm.html

Swedish Armed Forces - Diving and Naval Medicine Centre

Contact person: Kristian Gruwberger (kristian.gruwberger_(at)_mil.se) - Issues the ESD and AESD certificates after the applicant has achieved the S30 certificate.

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Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters - Contact person: Per-Anders Hallberg (per-anders.hallberg_(at)_mil.se) - Issues the S30 certificate and adds "Scientific diver" on the certificate when requested by the Diving and Naval Medicine Centre. Also performs equivalence assessments for foreign certificates.

Turkey (klick for details)

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No national regulations None Institute of Marine Sciences and Management. Muskule Sok No1 34116 Vefa-Fatih Istanbul, Turkey,

Contact person (s): Dr. Volkan Demir, Research associate, Istanbul University (volkandemir_(at)_istanbul.edu.tr)

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United Kingdom (klick for details)

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The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving Full member UK National Environment Research Council (NERC) and UK Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee (SDSC)

Contact Person: Dr Martin Sayer (Martin.Sayer_(at)_sams.ac.uk) - elected representative of NERC and SDSC

UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE; (http://www.hse.gov.uk/diving)

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UK Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee (SDSC; http://www.uk-sdsc.com)

Links related to the ESDP


Associated organizations