Whether you want to take theory sessions from the Diver Training Programme, find out more about a specific subject or sharpen your skills, we have a webinar for you.

We have been working with the Diver Resources Team and our incredibly knowledgable volunteers to create a programme of webinars that covers special interest, diver training and BSAC updates. We're sure to have something for you!

Disclaimer: These webinars are put together by volunteers. Neither the volunteers nor BSAC are liable for any damages arising from any action taken as a result of watching these webinars. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by BSAC. The views expressed by volunteers are their own.
 

 


Do I need to sign up for webinars in advance?

Training webinars: Yes, please sign up. To ensure your attendance is registered and counts towards your Diver Grade, you may be required to purchase a training pack. These are now available for all to buy on the BSAC Shop.

Special interest webinars: Simply click the booking buttons to sign up for the webinar in advance. Booking closes at midday on the day of the webinar.

Please note all times are UK (BST / GMT) unless otherwise stated 

If you're a club running an online training session and would like it to be listed on this page, please register your session with us. If you'd like to request specific training, please fill out this form. Any special interest topics you'd like featured? Or guest speakers you'd like us to ask? Please email us and we'll see what we can do!

Week beginning 14 June

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Topic

Host

 
Mon 14 Jun
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

The physiological effects of Nitrox on divers
From astronauts, pilots, mountain climbers to deep sea divers all have one thing in common, they need to consider the effects of oxygen pressure.  Even at sea-level when the barometric pressure rises on a sunny day our body can intake an extra 7% of Oxygen.  Recreational divers are responsible for using Oxygen (within Nitrox) at far greater pressures than are used in our hospitals, both as a diving gas and as a treatment of gas-bubble related illnesses. There is much debate about the physiological effects (beneficial or otherwise) of hyperbaric Oxygen on our body and Professor James will introduce us to these physiological effects to allow us to understand more of this life-sustaining gas.

Philip B. James, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Dundee

Booking Closed

Week beginning 21 June

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 21 Jun
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Shark Guardian: the charity working to ban shark fin in the UK
Meet the Director of Shark Guardian, Brendon Sing. Shark Guardian is a UK Charity leading a campaign called Finspire Change UK. The campaign successfully achieved over 115,000 signatures on a UK government petition to ban shark fin imports into the UK. This issue will now move to Parliament for debate. During this webinar we find out why this campaign is so important. It exposes loopholes in the UK system that gives trade access to the shark fin industry that kills over 100 million sharks a year.

Brendon Sing, Director of Shark Guardian

Member booking

Non-BSAC members should email drt@bsac.com to gain access to this webinar.

Week beginning 28 June

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Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 28 Jun
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Photogrammetry on SS Thistlegorm
This webinar will focus on photogrammetry and its use on the SS Thistlegorm which led to the Science Photographer of the Year award 2020. This will cover the method and application of photogrammetry in some depth. All of the wreck site is covered at 2mm per pixel. With this level of resolution you can zoom in and measure things, often which have been hiding in plain sight for years, like the port side Stanier 8F locomotive. Simon will also talk about Metashape software and his training courses through AccuPixel.

Simon Brown, Director of AccuPixel and Science Photographer of the Year 2020

Member booking

Non-BSAC members should email drt@bsac.com to gain access to this webinar.

Week beginning 27 September

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 27 September
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

SCUBA, robotics and 3D imagery - what's not to love?
This talk will highlight part of my PhD research conducted recently at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Oban. This work compared surveys conducted by SCUBA and Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), testing 3D photogrammetry as a potential method for managing commercial shellfish species.

What you will learn:

  • What are Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs)?
  • What are king scallops (Pecten maximus)?
  • What is 3D photogrammetry and how it could be used in marine management?

Karen Boswarva, BSAC Marine Environment Specialist Scotland

Member booking

Non-BSAC members should email drt@bsac.com to gain access to this webinar.

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