Last updated 11 Mar 2014


What is the SDSC?

In the United Kingdom, the Diving at Work Industry is regulated through the 1997 Diving at Work Regulations. These regulations are implemented through Approved Codes of Practice (ACoPs) for the main Diving at Worksectors of the Industry.One of those sectors is the Scientific and Archaeological diving sector, that as well as covering all diving at work activities in support of:

DiverSCIENCE, ARCHAEOLOGY and Diving Operations undertaken in PUBLIC AQUARIUMS.

In order to maintain an active dialogue with all the diving sectors the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who are charged with implementing the regulations, recognise one professional body that is representative of each diving sector. The Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee (SDSC) is the recognised representative body for the Scientific and Archaeological sector. The SDSC is funded by and reports to the Natural Environment Research Council.



11-13 March:  Oceanology International at ExCel in London. Click here

30 April: SDSC Committee London.

18–25 May: 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting  of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society,  East Bali, Indonesia Click here

19-21 June: Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, St Louis, Missouri. Click here

28-30 August: Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. Click here

9-13 September: AAUS Diving for Science Symposium; Sitka, Alaska. Click here



20-21 September: Eurotek Conference, Birmingham. Click here

24-27 September: 38th Annual Meeting of the European Underwater and Baromedical Society, Wiesbaden, Germany. Click here

25-26 October: DIVE 2012, NEC Birmingham. Click here

12 November: SDSC Committee Meeting in Scotland (date and venue to be confirmed)

19-22 November:  DEMA (The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association); Las Vegas. Click here

3-6 December: The International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Click here

NB:  1st European Conference on Scientific Diving, from 1st to 4th March 2015 in Stuttgart