Ocean Outpost

The Future of Humans Living Underwater

  • Erik Seedhouse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Diving

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      Pages 1-2
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  3. Manned Submersibles and Undersea Habitats

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      Pages 45-45
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  4. Ocean Exploitation

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      Pages 125-125
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  5. Revolutionary Undersea Medicine

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-187

About this book


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.


Artificial gills Deep ocean mining Exploiting ocean resources Free diving methods Undersea habitats

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
    • 1
  1. 1.Canada TorontoDefence Research & DevelopmentTorontoCanada

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