Ocean Outpost: The Future of Humans Living Underwater

Ocean Outpost: The Future of Humans Living Underwater

by Erik Seedhouse


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441963567
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. Erik Seedhouse is an aerospace and hyper/hypobaric research scientist specializing in space life sciences and diving physiology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physiology while working for the European Space Agency between 1996 and 1998. In 2001, he established the Freediving Research Project while working as a co-director of the Extreme Physiology Program at Simon Fraser University. In 2005, he worked as as Astronaut Training Consultant for Bigelow Aerospace, for whom he wrote the Spaceflight Participant's Flight Surgeon's Manual. He also developed astronaut-training protocols for future spaceflight participants and wrote and edited several chapters of Bigelow Aerospace's Astronaut Training Manual. Considered a world authority on the subject of space tourism, the author recently wrote the Encyclopedia Britannica defintion of the subject. In 2009 he was selected as an astronaut candidate in the final group of thirty being considered for selection by the Canadian Space Agency. He has professional scuba-diving certification and has made more than 300 dives over 25 years.

Table of Contents

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

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