Diving for science

Joanne Porter, Richard Shucksmith

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Jo Porter and Richard Shucksmith share their experiences of participating in an intensive course aimed at training the scientific divers of the future. The divers participate in a specialized course that will teach them all the skills a working scientific diver needs. These include carrying out surveys, taxonomic identification of marine life, monitoring, sampling, collection and preservation of organisms for genomics processing, as well as knowing the relevant recording protocols. The course's aim includes teaching the skills needed to undertake an in situ 'MNCR Phase 2' survey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-18
Number of pages3
JournalPlanet Earth
Issue numberWinter
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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