AWI - Center for Scientific Diving at Helgoland (AWI-CSD)
With more than 1200 scientific dives per year, the AWI Center for Scientific Diving (AWI-CSD) at Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (BAH) is the central platform for all scientific dive missions of the AWI. Besides Helgoland, the center has dependances at the AWI sites Bremerhaven, Sylt and the polar research stations AWIPEV (Arctic) and Dallman (Antarctic). With currently 10 researchers, certified as "German Dive Mission Leader", the AWI has highly trained research divers for dive missions in all marine and polar regions.
Mission of the AWI Center for Scientific Diving at Helgoland
The AWI CSD is located on Helgoland Island in Building B "Heinke Halle" and is operated year round. Our general mission is:
- To conduct, promote and support diver related underwater science within the framework of the AWI research topics (PACES and PUF-Programs).
- To provide diver support at our polar station AWIPEV and Dallman lab.
- To sample marine organisms for our visiting guest researchers and visiting courses at BAH.
- To sample marine organisms for the BAH biota shipping service and the BAH Aquarium.