Recreation

Scene from Aquarius HabitatRecreation is an important consideration for maintaining high morale, psychological and physiological health in an underwater habitat, especially for long durations. This section provides guidelines for recreational activities. Continue reading “Recreation”

Stowage & Inventory Management

This section discusses design considerations for the layout and design of stowage systems inside an underwater habitat. It also provides the characteristics of a successful onboard inventory management system design. Such a system can track the quantity, location, and status (e.g., remaining useful life) of inventory items. The inventory management function is one of the primary elements of onboard information management. Continue reading “Stowage & Inventory Management”

Mooring

A Scour Hole (image from Wikimedia Commons, licence USGS / Public domain)

This chapter collects information on mooring of an underwater station, potential difficulties and solutions. Continue reading “Mooring”

Nutrition

For long-term stays in an underwater station, a plan for ideal nutrition is required, which takes into account the special circumstances such as increased-pressure environments and reduced sunlight. This section will discuss the specific requirements and the resulting dietary recommendations, which include environmental considerations (avoidance of waste…), safety precautions (avoidance of contamination of the habitat atmosphere…) and alternative sources of supply (own production, finished products…). Some considerations will require a certain design of the corresponding habitat sections. Contact us for access to the whole article.

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Undersea Station: Portholes

(Update 15.07.2020: complete makeover of the article; replaced outdated information; added new aspects from different sources like NASA’s Human Integration Handbook, 2010)

Windows are essential and present the most important reason to operate an underwater habitat. They are necessary for operation, safety and marketing. Continue reading “Undersea Station: Portholes”

Interior Lighting

(Updated 01.06.2020: complete edit of the article) Lighting in the main habitat will consist of different modes: standby, activity, emergency and disinfection. This section should explain the ideal system of lighting inside the underwater habitat. Continue reading “Interior Lighting”

Initial & Operational Financing

(Updated 30.08.2020) In this section we defined all potential sectors divided into mission conduction and sponsoring probability, as well as initial and operational phases. Feel free to contact us for details.

Rob Bryan joins CalamarPark

We are happy to announce that Rob Bryan has joined our team as technical and business advisor.

Rob worked for the US habitat ‘Aquarius’ and has extensive experience as a saturation technician in the commercial diving industry. He has rebuilt 8-man saturation systems, several bell bounce systems and a larger number of deck decompression chambers. He is highly experienced in all phases of marine tourism, and is the  founder of “Blue Heart of the Planet”, a public benefit corp for ocean conservation/restoration and sustainability.

He holds Master Degrees in Business (MBA) and Project Management (MPM) as well as a Bachelor in Technical Management (BSTM). He lives in Boulder, Colorado.