Scientists and engineers embarking on their first voyage for oceanographic or meteorological research are often unprepared for the experience. Going to sea involves learning a new language – that of the seaman. This is necessary for clear communications, for the safety and well-being of the members of the scientific party and the ship’s crew. The Oceanographer’s Companion is intended to familiarize a student with the basics of navigation, seamanship, marine engineering, communications, safety-of-life-at-sea, shiphandling, knots and splices, first aid, and so much more. The book will have a very practical feel with lots of examples.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Research Vessels of the Past and PresentA Brief History of Seagoing Science. Seagoing SkillsCrews, Scientific Party, Logistics, Emergencies, First Aid, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Research Vessel ConstructionTerminology, Equipment, and Machinery. Stability and TrimTonnage, Safety of Life at Sea, Maritime Organizations; Sea Change. Science SpacesOpen Deck, Wet Lab, Dry Lab, Computer Lab, Stateroom, Lockers. Mariner’s CompassTrue and Magnetic, Variation, Deviation, Correcting, and Uncorrecting. Coastal NavigationNautical Charts, Geographic Positioning, Marine Electronics, and Instruments. Rules of the RoadClasses of Vessels, Lights, Day Shapes, Maneuvering, and Collision Avoidance. Marlinspike SeamanshipLines, Knots, Splices, Blocks, Tackle, Cleats, and Fairleads. Trailerable BoatsHubs and Hitches, Trailering, Boat Ramps, Launching, Recovery, and Anchoring. Handling EquipmentSuperstructure, Deck Machinery, Wire Ropes, Clothing, and Commands. Oceanographic StationsPreparation, Time, Position, Weather, Personnel, and Ancillary Data. Cruise Planning and ExecutionProject Instructions, Foreign Waters, Geographic Names, and Tides and Tidal Currents. Underwater OperationsPlanning, Equipment, Safety, Diving, American Academy of Underwater Sciences Certification, and Underwater Archeology. Celestial NavigationSpherical Trigonometry, Spherical Triangles, Azimuth, Sextant Altitude, Amplitude, and Line of Position. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Index.