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Earth Sciences & Geography - Oceanography | Ocean Outpost - The Future of Humans Living Underwater

Ocean Outpost

The Future of Humans Living Underwater

Seedhouse, Erik

Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK

2011, XIV, 187p. 56 illus., 51 illus. in color.

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  • Identifies key determinants of life or death in the extreme environment of the deep ocean
  • Addresses the myriad of technologies required to sustain life at the ocean's depth
  • Provides unique insights into near-future diving medicine, technology, submersibles, and undersea habitats
  • Describes how people are trained to "fly" the new breed of underwater submersibles
Ocean Outpost is an undersea roadmap charting the future of man's exploration of Earth's last vast unexplored territory. To realize the goal of an extended human presence underwater a wealth of new technologies will be developed, such as new manned and unmanned submersibles, advanced propulsion systems, underwater rescue systems, decompression methods, and revolutionary physiological intervention strategies ranging from liquid ventilation to artifical gills. Some technologies will require quantum leaps forward in innovation, while others may appear even more daunting.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Artificial gills - Deep ocean mining - Exploiting ocean resources - Free diving methods - Undersea habitats

Related subjects » Ecology - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Oceanography - Popular Science

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