The ongoing European Scientific Diving / ESD / Geprüfter Forschungstaucher course has been started in spring 2021. All applicants have joined a minimum three weeks archaeological diving training in the framework of a Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Hemmenhofen excavation carried out by UwArc (see: Das älteste Boot am See"). They also have undergone an online training on Scientific Diving theory. Due to various reasons the course could not be completed yet. The final examination by the examination commission of BG Bau will take place on the Island of Helgoland in Summer 2022. For details see the Anouncement. For questions contact Jonathan.Witte(at)gmx.de.
The 2021 European Scientific Diving / ESD / Geprüfter Forschungstaucher course is open for application. It will be carried out in partnership with Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Hemmenhofen Training Center for Inland Water Archaeology (HTCIWA) and with the Informationszentrum Pfahlbauten Baden-Württemberg. Operational cooperation partners are Alfred Wegener Institut AWI and Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung ZMT. The curatorship pile dwellings Austria supports the course with the deployment of an assistant trainer.For details see the Announcement. Find more Information to the course here. Please send your application to esd2021(at)scientific-diving.eu and (cc) to Jonathan.Witte(at)gmx.de.
Following up to a course carried out at the University of Constance in 2017, Teraqua is co-organizer of a crossover course to be carried out at the Island of Helgoland. The course aims to crossover Scientific divers holding a AAUS - Certification to a European Scientific Diving / ESD certification. It will be carried out at the Alfred-Wegener Insitute (AWI), Helgoland, from 30.3.2020 - 4.4.2020. Cooperations partners are AWI, Leibnitz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung ZMT and Teraqua. For details see the Announcement.
In a contract and in cooperation with Universität Bern CH, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften , the 2017 course was carried out at Ohrid Lake in Northern Macedonia. Nine applicants from Russia, Ukrainia, Austria, Switzerland and Macedonia completed successfully the certification Geprüfter Forschungstaucher and "European Scientific Diver". The course was combined with an initial underwater archaeological survey in the "Bay of Bones" site. ..Course video by Marco Hostettler