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Main Title Ocean Outpost The Future of Humans Living Underwater / [electronic resource] :
Author Seedhouse, Erik.
Publisher Springer New York,
Year Published 2011
Call Number GC1-1581
ISBN 9781441963574
Subjects Geography ; Oceanography ; Aquatic biology ; Astrophysics ; Science (General)
Internet Access
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Collation XIV, 187p. 56 illus., 51 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of panels -- List of abbreviations and acronyms -- Section I Diving -- Chapter 1:No Limits freediving -- Chapter 2: Technical and saturation diving -- Part II Manned Submersibles and Undersea Habitats -- Chapter 3: Hardsuits -- Chapter 4: Manned Submersibles -- Chapter 5: Personal Submersibles and underwater flight -- Chapter 6: Ocean outpost -- Part III Ocean Exploitation -- Chapter 7: Deep-sea mining and energy exploitation -- Chapter 8: Ocean medicine -- Section IV Revolutionary Undersea Medicine -- Chapter 9: Liquid breathing and artificial gills -- Chapter 10: Becoming homo aquaticus -- Appendix -- Epilogue -- Index. 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.