ESDP membership

par FERAL Jean-Pierre

The overall aim of the ESDP is to encourage the best possible representation from all European member states (to include all nations that are approved for EU scientific funding). Membership is at the nation level but with an identified representative. At the earliest opportunity the national representative should be able to demonstrate recognition and support from a national scientific diving community or committee. Where possible, any national body or community should have, or be seeking, formal backing from a national authority that is one that has principal responsibility for occupational scientific diving ; it may be a governmental, funding or insurance agency that may qualify the divers and/or support their employment.

The ESDP database for the recognition of national licences for scientific diving in European countries is here.

Present national representatives at the ESDP (February 2013)

  • Martin Sayer - Panel Chair (November 2012 - to date ), National Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom
  • Jean-Pierre Féral - Panel Chair (2008-2012), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Station Marine d’Endoume, France
  • Philipp Fischer, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany
  • Giorgio Caramanna, Italian Association of Scientific Divers (AIOSS), Italy
  • Jouni Leinikki, Alleco Ltd, Finland
  • Maria Asplund, Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden
  • Alain Norro, Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (MUMM) - Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Belgium

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