Diving and Boating Board
On December 2, 2016 the organizational reporting structure of the Diving and Boating Board (DBB) was changed so that it now reports to the Division of Research.
It is the goal of the DBB to promote the safety, availability, and accessibility of Diving and Boating activities for research and education, aligned with FAU's academic and research mission.
Florida Atlantic University, Diving and Boating Board
- Brian Benscoter, Ph.D., DBB Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
- Matthew Ajemian, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, HBOI
- Michael Brady, Ph.D., Dept. Chair & Professor, Dept. of Exceptional Student Education
- Tanja Godenschwege, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
- Elizabeth McNamee, B.S., Diving & Boating Safety Officer (Primary DBSO), Environmental Health & Safety
- Chelsea Bennice, Ph.D., Assistant to the Director of the ASCEND Program, Division of Research
- Non-Voting Members
- Wendy D. Ash Graves, CSP, Director, Environmental Health & Safety, Ex-Officio
- James Nelson, Diving & Boating Safety Officer (Secondary DBSO), DBSO Alternate Member, HBOI
DBB Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Elisa Gaucher, M.B.A.
Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity
Judith Martinez, M.Ed.
Research Integrity Coordinator
Elizabeth (Lizzie) McNamee
Diving and Boating Safety Officer, EH&S
Diving and Boating Safety Officer, Harbor Branch at FAU
For information about the Diving and Boating Safety Program visit the EH&S website here.
The Diving and Boating Safety (DBS) Manual provides an overview of the diving and boating safety program including policies & regulations, training certification requirements, medical standards, forms and other guidelines. Click here to view the working draft of the current DBS Manual.
Diving and Boating Board (DBB) Role and Function
FAU Qualified Boat Operator Training Requirements
Applicability of the Diving and Boating Release and Waiver of Liability
MOCC Training Requirements
First Aid/CPR Training Requirements
Training Requirements for non-Motorized canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards
DBB Meeting Dates
4th Monday of the month
|January 20, 2020||January 27, 2020|
|February 17, 2020||February 24, 2020|
|March 16, 2020||March 23, 2020|
|April 20, 2020||April 27, 2020|
|May 25, 2020||June 1, 2020|
The DOI-MOCC Motorboat Operator course is required of all new FAU boat operators and includes one day of online training required prior to class and two days of field instruction.
Prospective candidates should complete and return the FAU Boat Safety Program Boat Application with a PI/Supervisor signature, as soon as possible. There are limited seats, assigned on a first come basis. Please return applications to FAU Diving and Boating Safety Officers Lizze McNamee or Jimmy Nelson.
Visit the Environmental Health & Safety Boating Safety Program page for information on training dates and requirements.