Application of Technical Diving Technology to the Study of Natural and Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Application of Technical Diving Technology to the Study of Natural and Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

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dc.contributor.author Dokken, QR
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-08T18:19:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-08T18:19:04Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Dokken QR. 1999. Application of Technical Diving Technology to the Study of Natural and Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. In: Hamilton RW, Pence DF, Kesling DE, eds. Assessment and Feasibility of Technical Diving Operations for Scientific Exploration. Nahant, MA: American Academy of Underwater Sciences. en
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/9001
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en
dc.description.abstract Technical diving technology including deep air diving, decompression, nitrox, and trimix has been utilized by scientists and students of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Center for Coastal Studies to conduct studies on natural and artificial reefs in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. This technology has provided access to habitats at greater depths and for longer dive duration. The organizational framework, training programs, project planning and management determine safety and effectiveness of advanced dive operations for scientific purposes. Each project site is unique which must be factored into project planning. Participants are evaluated and selected based on training, experience, capability, motivation, and emotional maturity. Leadership and management must be clearly defined and followed. Although the emerging technology of advanced technical diving has substantial potential for advancing scientific exploration, its incorporation into science has been slow. While techniques that have largely come from the cave diving community have applicability to open water projects, it is likely that newer advancements in technology such as rebreathers will eventually become the "norm" for advanced scientific diving. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en
dc.subject scientific diving en
dc.subject Technical Diving en
dc.subject methods en
dc.subject techniques en
dc.subject breathing gas en
dc.subject reef habitat en
dc.subject history en
dc.title Application of Technical Diving Technology to the Study of Natural and Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. en
dc.type Article en

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