DAN Awards Research Scholarship To Norwegian Scientist

DAN has awarded a US$10,000 scholarship to Norwegian researcher Ingrid Eftedal.
DAN has awarded a US$10,000 scholarship to Norwegian researcher Ingrid Eftedal.

The Divers Alert Network has awarded the R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Memorial Scholarship to Norwegian scientist Ingrid Eftedal.

Eftedal, who works at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, will use the US$10,000/8770-Euro award to support a study on occupational saturation divers on the Norwegian continental shelf, according to DAN:

“The results of her study will provide information that may be applied to prepare and protect divers from injury, and it therefore closely aligns with DAN’s mission to advance dive science and promote dive safety in the industry.”

DAN created the scholarship in honor of Bill Hamilton, a researcher who conducted hyperbaric studies over the past 40 years. The scholarship is funded by The DAN Foundation and administered by the Women Divers Hall of Fame.

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John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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