(Updated 16.03.2020: added mast, camera, number of devices and additional data line) Solar power and an undersea habitat does not seem to fit each other. But in 2012 I had the idea of a device that opens its harvesters only if the conditions are appropriate just like a hibiscus blossom at dawn. I called it a Solar Lily. Continue reading “Solar Lily to power undersea station”
By adding information about Conshelf IV and V the article on Wikipedia (german) concerning the whole series of Cousteaus Conshelf habitats is finally finished. It took a long time to gather all available data, but in the end the article deserves reading and provides plenty of valuable details for future endeavors. We tried to compensate the lack of free images by creating our own illustrations, which are free available on the media repository Wikimedia Commons under creative commons licence. We gladly assist anyone who is willing to translate the article to his language. Just drop a mail.
The same applies for the Wikipedia (german) article of Morgan Wells habitat BayLab, which is online as of now.
(Update 02.03.2020 – added documents to Baylab, several video clips of other habitats) The Calamar Park Digital Library is updated. There you will find all kind of relevant images, articles, manuals and reports about underwater stations and related subjects of all times worldwide. For access contact Mart by mail.
Google underwater base or underwater habitat and you will arrive on our fantastic page. Here you can learn many things that are related to the underwater world from underwater hotels to yellow submarine.
Surely one of the most complicated areas of an underwater habitat for human occupation is the underwater habitat entrance. It is the local water-air interface, vulnerable to changes in pressure by tidal movements on the surface of the sea. Its hatches have to bare potential pressure differences between the habitat interior and the surrounding water. No object that is only a little bigger than the greatest diameter of the entrance can be brought into the underwater habitat. It is constantly wet and humid and the only gateway for medical assistance. But to see in detail let’s have a look at the different sections of the underwater habitat entrance complex. Continue reading “If you google underwater habitat this is what you get”
The following article was published by CalamarPark on Wikipedia in German. Feel free to correct grammar mistakes of this translation and publish it on Wikipedia in English. The illustration has also been made available by CalamarPark and is accessible on Wikimedia under the Creative Commons Licence [CC BY-SA 4.0].
HUNUC (abbreviation for Habitat of the University of Natal Underwater Club) was South Africas first underwater laboratory. However, the facility was destroyed shortly after its positioning due to conceptual errors and bad weather conditions. Continue reading “HUNUC”
Aquanaut Sylvia Earle, co-leader of the final mission to the world’s only undersea lab, says the oceans need protecting more than ever – don’t pull funding