Science of the National Association for Cave Diving (NACD): Water Quality, Hydrogeology, Biology and Psychology

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Title: Science of the National Association for Cave Diving (NACD): Water Quality, Hydrogeology, Biology and Psychology
Author: Kendrick, DF
Abstract: The NACD is committed to the exploration and conservation of underwater caverns and caves. This commitment has produced a variety of studies from explorations, mapping surveys, biometric assessments, water quality analyses, to the psychology of cave divers and public perceptions of cave diving. Old cave systems have been explored into new regions revealing new information regarding cave connections, extent of the systems, and the historical processes involved in development of the systems. New systems have been discovered and partially surveyed, providing insights into local aquifers. Population counts of various species have been conducted, revealing potential new species. The NACD is committed to conservation and education and has developed a water quality test kit, along with protocols for sampling, conducting the tests, counting flora and fauna (in and out of the cave), and reporting the findings to the public. Training workshops are conducted often so that members may test the waters they dive and contribute data to the public. The psychology of cave divers is also of interest to the NACD. Understanding the motivations, the personality, and the minds of these extreme environment explorers, may lead to improved selection of personnel for extreme environment missions; improved training of those selected, and improved safety of those who dare to go where no one has gone before.
Description: American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10114
Date: 2009

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