[Coral-List] Creating a new generation of professional divers at the interface between business and research

martina m.milanese at studioassociatogaia.com
Mon Jun 19 09:15:02 EDT 2017

** Apologies for cross-posting **

Dear all,

as a member of the EU-funded project Green Bubbles and one of the 
trainers involved in the course below, I am pleased to share a piece of 
news on progress towards a more sustainable diving system. The text is 
taken from the post at this link: http://www.greenbubbles.eu/?p=1179 
where further details are given as captions in the photogallery. Please 
do not hesitate to contact me or the other organisers/trainers for any 
question or for further information.

Sincerely yours,


The first university course on Citizen Science and SCUBA diving just 
successfully concluded at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona, 
Italy – new PADI Educational Facility) with the support by and 
collaboration of PADI, DAN Europe, Green Bubbles, Reef Check Italia 
onlus and Project AWARE.

The course, aimed at creating a new generation of professional divers at 
the interface between business and research, was open to 
undergraduate/PhD students or graduates in Marine Sciences holding at 
least a Dive Master certification of any internationally recognised 
Certifying Agency. It covered topics such as environmental and medical 
Citizen Science, technology and marketing to promote Citizen Science in 
the diving industry, business diversification in SCUBA diving, and 
provided all participants with Reef Check Italia onlus and PADI 
Researcher Diver certifications. The latter is a new specialty course 
that can only be taught by PADI Instructors holding a qualifying 
university degree. Intensive training was given through classroom and 
field-work sessions, thereby exposing all participants to theoretical 
background and real-life scenarios.

Dates and programme for next year’s course are already being defined!

Dr Martina Milanese, PhD

skype: m.milanese
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