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Diving and Boating Safety Committee


Diver photo

Photo credit: Joshua Voss, Ph.D., Coral Reef Health and Ecology Lab, Flower Gardens Technical Diving Cruise, 2016


On December 2, 2016 the organizational reporting structure of the Diving and Boating Safety Committee (DBSC) was changed so that it now reports to the Division of Research.

It is the goal of the DBSC to promote the safety, availability, and accessibility of diving and boating activities for research and education, aligned with FAU’s academic and research mission.
The DBS Committee is comprised of FAU faculty researchers and staff representative of both the scientific diving and boating activities with a knowledge of those specializations within FAU’s programs to serve as voting members. Members from the Division of Research serve as non-voting members to provide council and administrative coordination within the committee.

Florida Atlantic University, Diving and Boating Safety Committee

  • Dale Gawlik, Ph.D., Chair, Program Director & Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Matthew Ajemian, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
  • Gabriel Alsenas, Director, Core Facilities
  • Robert Coulson, Research Programs Coordinator, SeaTech Research Center
  • David Muncher, Diving & Boating Safety Officer, EH&S
  • James Nelson, Diving & Boating Safety Officer, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
  • Gary Rose, M.D., Associate Professor, Medicine
  • Joshua Voss, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
  • Jeanette Wyneken, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
The Diving and Boating Safety Committee (DBSC) Charter outlines the purpose and responsibilities of the DBSC which includes:

A. Monitoring all scientific diving and boating activities under FAU auspices
B. Management of the diving and boating safety program at FAU

Click here to view the current DBSC Charter.
The Diving and Boating Safety Role and Function Policy governs the operations or rules of procedure of the Diving and Boating Safety Committee (DBSC) and describes the authority of the DBSC in making decisions to promote safety practices. This policy expands upon and works in conjunction with the Charter of the FAU DBSC.
Diving and Boating Safety Committee (DBSC) Role and Function
The DBSC meets on an as needed basis on the second Tuesday of the month.

April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 13, 2017
July 11, 2017
August 8, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 12, 2017
The committee will work in collaboration with the Diving and Boating Safety Program in EH&S to expand on the research enterprise and sail toward FAU’s goal of becoming a top research intensive institution.

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.

Dale Gawlik, Ph.D.,
DBSC Chair, Professor and Director, Biological Sciences
dgawlik@fau.edu

Elisa Gaucher, M.B.A.
Assistant Vice President for Research Integrity
egaucher@fau.edu

Judith Martinez, M.Ed.
Research Integrity Coordinator
martinezj2012@fau.edu

Dave Muncher
Diving and Boating Safety Officer, EH&S
dmuncher@fau.edu

Jimmy Nelson
Diving and Boating Safety Officer, HBOI
jnelso40@fau.edu


 Last Modified 7/25/17