Today's research forms tomorrow's standards. DAN Research plays an important role in gaining understanding of diving issues and, in turn, shaping dive safety guidelines to make the sport safer for everyone.
For decades, DAN Research has conducted valuable studies on topics of safety and interest to divers. DAN researchers have investigated surface intervals for divers who plan to fly after diving, the effects of aging on dive health, the medical advisability of diving with insulin-requiring diabetes, as well as well as general dive safety. Conducted both in and out of the laboratory, there are even opportunities for divers to take part.
But it's not enough for research to be done; what's learned must be shared. DAN Research does just that in a variety of ways, including publications and the DAN Annual Diving Report.
DAN Research also hosts workshops and conferences in which other industry experts are invited to come together to share knowledge and discuss ideas. Though any interested person is welcome to attend a workshop, DAN Research makes downloadable presentations and proceedings available for those who can't make it.
For those who wish to continue their education even further, DAN Research offers a selection of online seminars on topics of interest to divers, including decompression illness and ear issues.
But DAN Research doesn't stop at educating the divers of today; it also works to support and develop the researchers of tomorrow through the DAN Internship Program. Each year it encourages young minds interested in the areas of dive medicine and research.
Research is an integral part of DAN's mission and is supported by membership dues, research grants and donations. Support the efforts of DAN Research and donate to DAN today.