The Department of Ocean Sciences Field Safety Policy applies to all faculty, staff and students who are involved in off-campus field activities related to research or teaching at Memorial. The aim of the policy is to make field work safe and the experience enjoyable, worthwhile and valuable.
The terms “field activity” or "field work" is to be interpreted broadly and will include, for example, work aboard ships, coastal field studies, land-based field studies or work at field stations, e.g. the Bonne Bay Marine Station. A visit to a ship at the dock, for example, will not count as field work. Field Trips can be for part of a day or extended over several weeks.
Safety Procedures for Academic and Research Field Work - Field Safety