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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.