Submersible Technology: Adapting to Change

Proceedings of an international conference (’SUBTECH ‘87— Adapting to Change’) organized jointly by the Association of Offshore Diving Contractors and the Society for Underwater Technology, and held Aberdeen, UK, 10–12 November 1987

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  • Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. An Overview of R & D: Past, Present and Future

  3. Reassessment of Standards and Operating Practices

  4. Saturation Diving

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. S. T. Brooke, P. R. Blewett, C. M. Childs
      Pages 101-105
    3. J. P. Imbert, C. Gortan, X. Fructus, T. Ciesielski, B. Gardette
      Pages 107-116
    4. P. Rosengren
      Pages 129-132
  5. Diving Shallower Than 50 m

  6. Developments in Underwater Intervention (including Robotic Systems)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. E. W. Nesse, H. Lindland, R. Husebye, K. Höglund
      Pages 215-222
    3. A. M. Leonard
      Pages 257-263
    4. J. Blight, G. Hutt
      Pages 277-286
  7. Diversification and Innovation: Adapting to Change

About these proceedings


To maintain quality in research output, providing the necessary new knowledge for our developing industries must be of prime importance to our community. This is an extremely difficult task when viewed in the context ofthe rapid rate of change being experienced within our national industrial scene. Collaborative research programmes designed to constantly monitor and improve the quality of output, through regular reporting and assessment of achieved goals against defined targets, can help the growth of our industry and benefit the rest of society. The government has established initiatives to encourage collaboration and the transfer of technology between the research and development domains. There are many signs that industry and the universities are making a concerted effort to adapt their working practices and relationships to meet the rapidly changing industrial environment. There are still many shortfalls and areas for improvement. Some of the extremes of government educational policy can, and will, seriously impair the evolution of, and benefits gained from, the collabo­ ration initiatives. These must be resisted by academe and industry alike if we are to make new advances against foreign competition. Joint R. and D. projects do work, and can be made to work. To achieve the steady growth of healthy and fruitful relationships they must, however, be given a good environment and a nourishing diet. REFERENCES 1. Alvey Programme Annual Report(s), Alvey Directorate, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4QU. 2. Annual Review o{ Government Funded R. & D. (1985). (From the Cabinet Office), Her Majesty's Stationery Office.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7078-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1299-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0952-1798
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