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This section relates to underwater archaeology documents, museums and all activities that promote the history of diving and navigation. Our database contains about 150 papers by real archaeologists, UNESCO reports and regulations concerning these activities, which should be in accordance with the "United Nations Convention on the Parts of the Sea Under the Authority of States". There is also a list of downloadable museums. While archaeologists have often used the services of recreational divers for years, the exploration of deep wreck sites inaccessible to such divers may require them to use the services of professional diving and ROV teams, applying the procedures in force in the offshore industry. Please note that eleven new documents have been added to our database. Click on the button below to view the list.
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Videos and animations are available through the main 'Documents' section; these are presentations of equipment, systems, and working practices provided by manufacturers, people at work, and various organizations, that can be used to illustrate courses, toolbox talks, and conferences. Based on the above, the database is regularly updated with documents related to the articles published in the "Food for Thought" and "Equipment to Consider" sections. Twenty new animations have been added to the database. You can see the list by clicking on the button below. You can also click on the images above to open the pages where they are described and can be opened.
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The purpose of this section is to provide small articles describing new equipment that may be useful in organizing underwater operations. Its other function is to highlight dangerous equipment, such as counterfeit or poorly designed or manufactured systems, which may expose users to hazardous conditions. Please note that our previous articles remain in our database and can be consulted at any time. Click on the button below to access them.
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The "Food for Thought" section disseminates concise articles on various topics, providing readers with thought-provoking material that facilitates the analysis of potential new markets and events that may affect our respective professions now or in the future. By adopting a non-monocultural approach to the development of our professions, we can broaden our horizons and remain adaptable to changing circumstances. Please note that previous publications in this section remain in our database and can be consulted at any time. Click the button provided below to access the list and choose your preferred article.
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This section contains papers dealing with technologies applicable to remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles. They can be considered scientific studies dedicated to the above-mentioned equipment. Forty-five documents have been added to our database, which contains documents from the fifties to the present. Click on the button below to open the list of these new documents.
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The Diving Management Study #13, which addresses the regulations and instruments established to guide the work of scientists in designing dive tables, is still in progress. The subject necessitates the review of numerous documents and consultations with scientists engaged in developing decompression tables, extending the writing process beyond the initially anticipated timeframe. Consequently, its publication is not expected before the end of this year.
The document IMCA D 050, “Minimum Quantities of Gas Required
The Diving Management Study #4by CCO Ltd., titled "Strengthen the U.S. Navy Saturation Procedures," has been enhanced. Initially published in 2014, the study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of strengthening the U.S. Navy's saturation procedures by adopting elements from recognized competent bodies. This approach ensures safer practices and meets the approval standards of clients who require that their
Offshore", has recently been reviewed by its issuer. As the previous edition was the subject of the Diving Management Study CCO Ltd. #7, "History and Evaluation of IMCA D 050 Rev. 1", this latest update by IMCA needed to be evaluated again. This was an opportunity to improve the document. Note that IMCA did not make major changes to the previous edition, so the remarks made in the previous evaluation remain applicable.
contractors' decompression procedures be issued by or approved by recognized competent bodies. Additionally, the study now includes a summary of "A Review of Accelerated Decompression from Heliox Saturation in Commercial Diving Emergencies" by Jean-Pierre Imbert, Jean-Yves Massimelli, Ajit Kulkarni, Lyubisa Matity, and Philip Bryson.
To conclude, this guidance can be used despite being far from perfect.
The document “Hydration status during commercial saturation diving measured by bioimpedance and urine specific gravity” by Doctors Stian Lande Wekre, Halvor Dagssøn Landsverk, Jacky Lautridou, Astrid Hjelde, Jean Pierre Imbert, Costantino Balestra, and Ingrid Efteda, evalutes the hydration status of divers during a saturation diving campaign at 74 m. The reasons for this evaluation are that dehydration is associated with reductions n
The study "In-field use of I-VED electrical impedance sensor for assessing post-dive decompression stress in humans", by Doctors Sotiris P. Evgenidis, Konstantinos Zacharias, Virginie Papadopoulou, Sigrid Theunissen, Costantino Balestra, and Thodoris D. Karapantsios, evaluates whether post-dive bubbles can be assessed using I- VED, an application of bioimpedance focusing on the assessment of intravascular volumes.
The previous website edition recommended focusing on ultrasonic procedures. To continue with detection systems, we recommend two documents discussing the use of bioimpedance. This noninvasive and low-cost technique involves measuring the electrical properties of biological tissues to assess their condition and can be used for detecting stresses during and after diving.
in mental and physical performance, resulting in less effective work and an increased risk of work-related accidents.
machine learning (ML) techniques used in local path planning for AUVs. It discusses ML algorithms categorized under supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning. It also dives into the challenges of real-life deployment, simulated scenarios, computational issues, and how ML algorithms are applied, wrapping up with some future research directions.
This paper is available in the "Documents" section, along with other publications, which can be accessed via the navigation bar.
We continue to increase our database with documents related to bioinspired machines and artificial intelligence. Among the papers inserted for this edition, we can consider the study “An Overview of Machine Learning Techniques in Local Path Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”, by Chinonso E. Okereke, Mohd Murtadha Mohamad, Nur Haliza Abdul Wahab, Olakunle Elijah, Abdulaziz Al-Nahari, and S.Zaleha. The main goal of this paper is to give a rundown of the latest
The construction of underwater foundations is a source of noise that impacts the immediate environment and is gradually being taken into consideration. The document "Revolution Wind Underwater Acoustic
The "Revised Danish Guidelines for Underwater Noise from Installation of Impact or Vibratory Driven Piles" by René Schmidt Lützen, Søren Keller, and Jakob Tougaard, describes the environmental protection processes first implemented in 2016 by the Danish government to protect marine mammals. These processes were reviewed in 2022 and extended to other forms of underwater life
Analysis: Impact Pile Driving during Turbine Foundation Installation," by Samuel L. Denes, Michelle J. Weirathmueller, and Elizabeth T. Küsel, presents the results of acoustic modeling for pile driving activities. In addition to the emissions from piling activities, the noise from the dynamic positioning thrusters of the vessels used during piling, cable installation, and transit is also considered.
This article presents a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) device specifically designed to operate in closed bells and chambers that scientists have recently tested. The offshore industry, among others, has gradually adopted devices such as portable defibrillators, considering them an efficient alternative to manual CPR. As a result, they are now commonly provided at strategic points in various facilities and support vessels. Based on this policy, equipping bells with tools for cardio-resuscitation should efficiently assist divers in the event they need to perform CPR within the bell. Click on the button below to open the article.
About the Compact Chest Compression Device by NUI
Will bio-inspired underwater vehicles with artificial intelligence replace divers?
Articles on bio-inspired underwater vehicles using "artificial intelligence" (AI) are constantly being added to our website. The oldest document explicitly mentioning AI currently in our database is a research paper entitled "A Survey of AI Techniques for Control of Underwater Vehicles" by Pepijn van de Ven, Colin Flanagan, and Daniel Toal, published in April 2003. However, despite the recent surge in "artificial intelligence" discussions, it is important to note that the concept is not new and dates back to the early days of the computer industry before the Second World War. Advances in electronics and computing have paved the way for the development of autonomous vehicles capable of performing various tasks automatically. In addition, the use of new materials has made it possible to replicate the characteristics of underwater creatures such as fish or octopuses, thereby increasing the machines' adaptability. As a result, these vehicles are often used to replace divers, leading to a logical discussion about whether they will eventually replace divers altogether.
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