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1st Networking event on Scientific Diving in Finland (Hybrid Event)

Aika: 12.11.2022
Paikka: Kotka
Järjestäjä: Sukeltajaliitto Ry

Date: 12th of November 2022 (10:00-17:00, Finnish time)

Location: Merikeskus Vellamo, Kotka and online

Registration deadline: 23.10.2022

Please register via this link


Goal of the event:

The Finnish Divers Federation Sukeltajaliitto Science Committee invites you to a networking event with the title “Scientific Diving in Finland”. The goal of the networking event is to discuss needs and possibilities for scientific diving in Finland in order to get fruitful and interdisciplinary collaborations on the way. We would like to help establish a network that crosses boundaries between different organizations and research fields that share an interest in scientific diving. The event is organized as a hybrid event to also allow people to join that have difficulties to participate in an in-person event. However, if it is possible for you, we would be very happy to see you in Kotka. Participants from abroad are also welcomed to join the event. The event will be held in English.


The participation fee for the in-person event is 60€, which covers food for the whole day (morning coffee with pastry, lunch, afternoon coffee with pastry). The online event is free of charge.

Introduction talk and poster presentation:

The networking event contains short introduction talks and a poster session. The goal of these is to get to know each other and to start discussions. It is not necessary that each participant prepares their own talk and poster. However, there should be at least one talk and poster from each group/institution. It is possible that you prepare the talk and the poster together with other members from your institution.

The introduction talk should take 5-10 min (exact instructions will follow later) and should contain information on your institution/group and in which way your work has an interest in scientific diving.

The poster presentation shouldn´t be as a typical scientific poster presentation but rather focus on your interest in scientific diving and how your work is connected to that. It is a good possibility to e.g. reach out for collaborations or present in which way you could support scientific diving. To include also the poster session in the hybrid event we kindly ask you to bring a laptop or mobile phone with you, so that you could also share your poster with participants online during the poster session.

Further instructions considering the talks and the posters will follow later.


There will be different workshops to discuss certain topics in small groups. The result of these discussions will be later on shared with all participants. Please priorate in which workshops you are interested. If possible, you will be assigned to your first wish. However, if there is too much or not enough interest for one workshop, we will check your next wish.


Pre-liminary program:

10:00                 Morning coffee

10:15                 Opening and greetings

10:30                 Speaker talk

10:50                 Short introduction talks


12:00                 Lunch


13:00                 Museum tour

14:00                 Poster session – Time for Networking

15:00                 Speaker talk

15:20                 Workshops + coffee and snacks

  • Citizen science in Finnish waters
  • Regulations for scientific diving in Finland and safety considerations
  • Discussing possibilities to implement scientific diving at universities
  • Creating an instructor network for CMAS specialty courses (e.g. freshwater biology, marine biology, archaeology and geology)
  • Sustainability in diving

16:30     Closing, feedback and discussion on how to sustain a good network for scientific diving in Finland

17:00     End