Over-the-Side Insurance is available to OSU Departments and Programs that use scientific instruments and equipment in the ocean, on the deck of a research vessel, or placed in water as part of a research expedition. 

Register Here:

Over-the-Side Registration


Subsea/Over the Side Insurance Program

The Subsea/Over the Side Insurance Program describes procedures for registration and filing a claim; the rates and how to calculate the expected premium; information about deductibles; contact information; and the Marine & Offshore Equipment - Terms and Conditions.


Prior to registration:
 Risk Assessment Tool with Heat Map Insurance and Risk Management Services has created a model Risk Assessment for an Over-the-Side Deployment to assist in the identification of sample risks and appropriate risk controls. You may add to, modify, or edit the risk assessment for your own deployment. (click ‘enable content’ to make edits). For additional information on risk assessments, please view/download the Risk Assessment Tool narrative.
Loss or Damage:

Complete the Subsea/Over the Side Claim Form.

Please report claims within 24 hours or as soon as practicable, after the incident that gave rise to the claim. During the claims process, any requests for information or documents from the Underwriter MUST also be complied with within 14 days or as otherwise agreed in writing.

Over the Side Insurance must be requested and approved PRIOR to the deployment for coverage to apply.

Any questions can be directed Insurance and Risk Management Services at (541) 737-1323.