Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

Editors: Cui, Weicheng, Fu, Shixiao, Hu, Zhiqiang (Eds.)

  • Comprehensively discusses the fundamentals and applications of ocean engineering
  • Offers authoritative concepts and theories
  • Presents the latest technological advances in the area


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This encyclopedia adopts a wider definition for the concept of ocean engineering. Specifically, it includes (1) offshore engineering: fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms; pipelines and risers; cables and moorings; buoy technology; foundation engineering; ocean mining; marine and offshore renewable energy; aquaculture engineering; and subsea engineering; (2) naval architecture: ship and special marine vehicle design; intact and damaged stability; technology for energy efficiency and green shipping; ship production technology; decommissioning and recycling; (3) polar and Arctic Engineering: ice mechanics; ice-structure interaction; polar operations; polar design; environmental protection; (4) underwater technologies: AUV/ROV design; AUV/ROV hydrodynamics; maneuvering and control; and underwater-specific communicating and sensing systems for AUV/ROVs.

It summarizes the A–Z of the background and application knowledge of ocean engineering for use by ocean scientists and ocean engineers as well as nonspecialists such as engineers and scientists from all disciplines, economists, students, and politicians. Ocean engineering theories, ocean devices and equipment, ocean design and operation technologies are described by international experts, many from industry and each entry offers an introduction and references for further study, making current technology and operating practices available for future generations to learn from. The book also furthers our understanding of the current state of the art, leading to new and more efficient technologies with breakthroughs from new theory and materials.

As the land resources approach the exploitation limit, ocean resources are becoming the next choice for the sustainable development. As such, ocean engineering is vital in the 21st century.


Wei Cheng Cui received his B.Sc. from Department of Engineering Mechanics of Tsinghua University in 1986 and his Ph.D from University of Bristol, England, in 1990. From February 1993 to May 1999, he worked in China Ship Scientific Research Center (CSSRC) and from June 1999 to September 2002 he was appointed as the Changjiang Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and from October 2002 to March 2013 he was working in CSSRC again. From April 2013 onward he is working at Shanghai Ocean University.  

His research interest is focused on the development of full ocean depth unmanned and manned submersibles and these tools will be used to promote the development of hadal science in China. 

He has published more than 400 technical papers in various technical journals and conferences. He has received science and technology progress prizes twelve times in national and provincial levels and many honorary titles such as National Excellent Science and Technology Workers (2010), National Deep Diving Hero (2012), Oceanology International 2013 Award for achievement in manned submersible technology, Blancpain Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award (2014). In 2016, Wei Cheng Cui was selected as one of the ten Science stars of China by  'Nature'.


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Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering
  • Weicheng Cui
  • Shixiao Fu
  • Zhiqiang Hu
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