An Industry, Government and Scientific Symposium
The purpose of RF4 is to advance and consolidate the diving community’s knowledge of rebreather technology and its use by technical, government and scientific divers, with the goal of improving rebreather diving safety and performance. The core of the event is a three-day scientific meeting organized by Drs. John Clarke, Simon Mitchell, Neal Pollock, and Frauke Tillmans, and journalist Michael Menduno, that will focus on diving safety, physiology, technology, training and operations. Proceedings will be published after the event that captures both presentation and discussion. made publicly available. Broadcast-quality videos of presentations will also be made available.
The symposium is intended for diving professionals, leaders, and organizations interested and/or involved in rebreather diving; it is not meant for consumers. If you are professionally involved in rebreather diving, we encourage you to attend. Conference registration includes the welcome reception, two daily coffee breaks and a lunch in the exhibit area—See Program. Rebreather and other diving activities will be available at participants expense before and after the meeting—See Diving Operations for details. Space is limited, so please register early. Details can be found through out the website.
Rebreather Forum 4 is the fifth such trade and scientific meeting held by the diving community. The original Rebreather Forum was held in May 1994, in Key West, Florida. Rebreather Forum 2.0 was held in September 1996 in Redondo Beach, California. Rebreather Forum 3.0 was held May 2012, in Orlando, Florida. A related event, Rebreathers and Scientific Diving was held in February 2015, on Catalina Island, CA. See: RF Past: Past Forums. Past proceedings and reports from these meetings are available on this website—See RF Past: Proceedings and Reports