Ocean Resources

Volume II Subsea Work Systems and Technologies Derived from papers presented at the First International Ocean Technology Congress on EEZ Resources: Technology Assessment held in Honolulu, Hawaii, 22–26 January 1989

  • Dennis A. Ardus
  • Michael A. Champ

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Subsea Work Systems

  3. Acoustic Sensors and Telemetry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Chester D. Loggins, William J. Zehner
      Pages 79-87
    3. Gary L. Bane
      Pages 89-104
    4. Anthony Zaknich, Philip Doolan
      Pages 105-116
    5. Robert P. Gilbert, Yongzhi Xu, David H. Wood
      Pages 135-146
  4. Subsea Automation Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. J. Lexander, O. Steinvall, S. Svensson, T. Claesson, C. Ekstrom, B. Ericsson
      Pages 149-154
    3. G. T. Russell, G. A. Shippey, D. M. Lane, L. M. Linnett, A. J. Richardson
      Pages 155-169
    4. John O. Klepsvik, Hans Olav Torsen
      Pages 171-183
    5. R. M. Dunbar, D. R. Carmichael
      Pages 185-199
  5. Future Technology Requirements

About this book


Ocean engineering is generally considered to be concerned with studies on the effects of the ocean on the land and with the design, construction and operation of vehicles, structures and systems for use in the ocean or marine environment. The practice of engineering differs from that of science in both motivations and objectives. Science seeks understanding of the principles of nature in terms of generalizations expressed as laws and classifications. Engineering seeks the application of knowledge of the physical and natural world to produce a benefit expressed as a device, system, material, and/or process. From the standpoint of the financial sponsors of an engineering project, the ideal approach is one of minimal risk in which only proven knowledge, materials and procedures are employed. There is frequent departure from this ideal in anticipation of the increased benefit expected from a large increase in performance of a structure or device. The process of acquiring this new capability is engineering research. Historically, ocean engineering developed with the application of engineering principles and processes to the design of ships and, later, to the machinery that propels them. In most societies, naval architecture and marine engineering are recognised as the origin of ocean engineering. In fact, the design of a ship constitutes the original systems engineering programme involving hydrodynamics/fluid flow, structural design, machinery design, electrical engineering and so on as well as requiring knowledge of the ocean environment (waves, corrosion, etc.).


environment hydrodynamics marine ocean

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis A. Ardus
    • 1
  • Michael A. Champ
    • 2
  1. 1.British Geological SurveyEdinburghUK
  2. 2.National Science FoundationWashington DCUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7460-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2133-7
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