2018-2019 Science Planning Summaries
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2018-2019 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

OPP/USAP Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and Scientific Diving Control Board (SDCB) visit

OPP/USAP Diving Safety Officer (DSO) and Scientific Diving Control Board (SDCB) visit


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Program Manager:
Mr. Jon Fentress

ASC POC/Implementer:
Jenny Cunningham / Rob Robbins

Principal Investigator(s)

Mr. John N Heine
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, Florida


Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: McMurdo Sea Ice


Project participants will participate in and observe scientific diving operations and dive locker activities and procedures. They will also interact with all of the science groups that are participating in diving operations for the season. The OPP/USAP diving safety officer (DSO) will create an annual report, which is then presented to the Scientific Diving Control Board (SDCB) at the annual meeting in Washington, D.C. the following year. This visit assists the team members in making suggestions for improvements to the diving program.

Field Season Overview

The principal investigator of T-913 is the OPP/USAP diving safety officer (DSO) and will be accompanied by two members of the Scientific Diving Control Board (SDCB). They will visit McMurdo Station for a week and a half to oversee and observe the USAP diving program. They will use dive equipment and space in the dive locker, and they will travel to dive sites in the Dive Services dedicated PistenBully.

Deploying Team Members

  • Margaret Amsler
  • John Heine (PI)
  • Christopher Rigaud