The 2016 BSAC Diving Conference has secured two highly sought-after international speakers – Dr Neal Pollock and Jill Heinerth – to talk at the event on 22 October at the NEC, Birmingham.
The Conference is for all members (not just Diving Officers and instructors) so don’t miss your opportunity to hear them speak.
World-renowned diving medicine expert Dr Neal Pollock will take to the BSAC stage to talk about thoughtful management of decompression stress. In his talk – Thoughtful management of decompression stress – Neal will look at the many factors that can alter decompression stress and the practical strategies all divers can use to optimise decompression safety. Speaking of his forthcoming experience Neal said: “It is increasingly common for divers to rely on dive computers for their decompression safety. Dive computers do not yet measure or integrate a multitude of factors that can alter decompression stress. This presentation will consider critical variables, those with the greatest impact and those most able to be influenced.”
Pioneering underwater explorer and filmmaker, Jill Heinerth, will be bringing her inspirational diving experiences to the stage. With dynamic images and stunning photographs from the last finite frontiers of this Earth, in her planned talk – Expedition Files – Jill will share stories about risk management, technology and synergism as she recounts her exploration inside of Antarctic icebergs and making movies deep inside submerged caves around the world. Speaking of her forthcoming experience Jill said: “I love having the opportunity to share stories from my expedition files. I know I will be speaking to the dedicated diving tribe, but if I can help increase the culture of safety or inspire someone to take on new challenges then that is a great reward for me.”
Also talking at this year’s BSAC Diving Conference…
Maritime archaeologist at Historical England, Alison James will share her knowledge of England’s protected wreck sites including what has been put in place to enable access for divers. In her talk Alison will look at how BSAC divers contribute to the knowledge and understanding of these sites and that through the involvement of dive clubs we can ensure these sites are monitored and enjoyed for years to come.
Senior Campaigner on the Marine Protected Areas campaign at the Marine Conservation Society, Rachel Alcock works to ensure the Government creates and protects a network of Marine Protected Areas around the UK. In her talk – Safeguarding British marine life – Rachel will update on the campaign, what divers can do and the ongoing work with BSAC.
You can buy tickets for this year’s BSAC Diving Conference here.