Grants given or committed in 2019
There are currently three categories of grants:
1. Research grants,
2. Diving Safety promotion grants, and
3. Diving Medical Education Grants.
We have had quite a few applications for these grants (discussed in detail below) but our challenge is to encourage many more, and in a range of relevant areas. We have also offered support to worthy causes consistent with our mission to reduce diving‐related
morbidity and mortality.
Grants paid in 2018‐19:
DES scholarship (funds to attend 2019 SPUMS conference) ‐ $4,000
Gas contamination prevention course ‐ $15,000
DCI Promotion – DCI books sent to various operators/instructors ‐ $3,000
Rubicon Foundation – Website sponsorship ‐ $1,000
Grants paid or committed for 2019‐20:
Diver evacuation for (predominantly) DCI in Qld ‐ $22,000
Grant for Diving Medical Officers (DMO) course Perth ‐ $5,000
Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association – Sponsorship ‐ $1,500
POW Hospital – Diver safety seminar ‐ $1,500
HMAS Penguin SUM – Books for DMO course ‐ $300
Grant for DMO course Perth ‐ $5,000
Grant for DMO course Perth – $5,000
Total funds committed to date = $63,000.
Including internal research costs (i.e., approx $25,000), total paid or committed to research to
date is approximately $88,000.
The ADSF has been acknowledged as supporting several published research papers as indicated
- Lippmann J. Snorkelling and breath‐hold diving fatalities in Australia, 2001‐2013. Demographics, characteristics and chain of events. Diving Hyperb Med. 2019; 49(3):192‐203.
- Edmonds C, Lippmann J, Bove A. Immersion pulmonary oedema in Oceania – An analysis of 31 cases from Oceania. Undersea Hyperb Med. 2019; 46(5):581‐601.
- Edmonds C, Lippmann J, Fock A. Immersion pulmonary oedema ‐ Case Reports from Oceania. Undersea Hyperb Med. 2019; 46(5):603‐610