Arctic Underwater Operations: Medical and Operational Aspects of Diving Activities in Arctic Conditions by Louis ReyArctic Underwater Operations: Medical and Operational Aspects of Diving Activities in Arctic Conditions by Louis Rey

Arctic Underwater Operations: Medical and Operational Aspects of Diving Activities in Arctic…

byLouis Rey

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Opening Speech of the ICEDIVE 84 Conference by His Royal Highness Prince Bertil of Sweden I am very pleased to be invited to open the International Conference ICEDIVE 84, dealing with medical and technical problems of diving and related underwater activities in arctic conditions. Until recent times, the arctic was considered astrange and remote area of minor importance. However, in a world with diminishing natural resources, arctic areas have become a region of global importance because of their enormous resources and strategie position. Certain experts believe that more than 50% of oil reserves are "sleeping" in these northern areas which are cold, harsh and hostile to man. Operations in arctic areas are extremely difficult, expensive, and demand high levels of technical, scientific and physiological achievement. One should recall for example, that Alaskan oil investment onIy became economically viable after the 1973-1974 price explosion. Recent political/military troubles in the Gulf have increased interest in the development of polar resources. This conference is unique as it is the first time that medical and technical specialists interested in the problem of diving in arctic conditions have met in an international forum. Development of the arctic resources is a matter of international urgency, and it pleases me that scientists from the USA, Canada, the USSR, Australia and Europe have gathered here in Stockholm to present their experience and to discuss problems in this field.
Title:Arctic Underwater Operations: Medical and Operational Aspects of Diving Activities in Arctic…Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pagesPublished:July 20, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Opening Address: Human Life in the Arctic.- I Medical and Physical Problems.- 1 Medical and Physiological Problems.- 2 Thermal Balance.- 3 Environmental Stress.- 4 Cold-induced Changes.- 5 The Diving Reflex in Free-Diving Birds.- 6 Pulmonary Function Changes.- 7 Diving Response of Mammals and Birds.- 8 The Diving Response in Man.- 9 Resuscitation.- II Diving Operational Management.- 10 Arctic Diving.- 11 Deep-diving in Canadian Waters.- 12 Diving in Antarctica.- 13 Diver Training.- 14 Cold Water Rescue.- 15 Diving in Mountain Lakes.- 16 Some Developments in Offshore Medicine.- 17 Monitoring of Breathing Gases.- 18 Thermal Protection Equipment.- 19 Mechanical Design and Operation of Thermal Protection Equipment.- 20 Hand Protection.- 21 What a Diving Team Needs to Know About Hypothermia.- 22 The Case of the Lost Bell.- III Underwater Operations.- 23 Arctic Operations.- 24 Ice Conditions in the Arctic.- 25 Development and Operation of ROVs.- 26 One-Man Submersibles.- 27 Submarine Navigation.- 28 Underwater Navigation and Positioning Systems.- 29 The Development of a Submarine Freighter.- Listof Authors.