Hydronautics focuses on the major scientific and engineering disciplines related to ocean technology. This book provides information pertinent to the development of offshore oil production.
Organized into seven chapters, this book starts with an overview of the basic description of the primary ocean resources, and then proceeds with a discussion of the ocean environment, which is the major field of the various branches of oceanology. This text then explores the technical detail on marine vehicle systems, including the state-of the-art on ships, platforms, submersibles. Other chapters discuss the ocean dynamics, including waves, current, and coastal waters. This book explores as well the discipline of navigation, underwater navigation, and the general characteristics of navigation systems. The final chapter deals with policy planning, with emphasis on the basic principles needed for policy decisions and the role of government in this field.
This book is a valuable resource for marine scientists and marine engineers.