© 1985

Arctic Underwater Operations

Medical and Operational Aspects of Diving Activities in Arctic Conditions

  • Louis Rey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

  3. Medical and Physical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. L. A. Kuehn
      Pages 7-17
    3. W. R. Keatinge
      Pages 19-27
    4. P. Lomax
      Pages 29-40
    5. L. Vanggaard
      Pages 41-48
    6. P. J. Butler
      Pages 49-61
    7. W. A. Crosbie
      Pages 63-71
    8. Arnoldus Schytte Blix
      Pages 73-79
    9. J. W. Kanwisher, G. W. Gabrielsen
      Pages 81-93
    10. V. A. Negovsky
      Pages 97-102
  4. Diving Operational Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. P. Nuytten
      Pages 105-112
    3. B. E. Townsend
      Pages 113-122
    4. P. A. Berkman
      Pages 123-132
    5. K. Sveinsson
      Pages 133-138
    6. L. A. Laitinen, Seppo Sipinen
      Pages 139-144
    7. Roland Pralong, B. Schenk
      Pages 145-172
    8. A. M. House
      Pages 173-177

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Louis Rey
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AlaskaFairbanksUSA

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