Recreation 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”
News from the past [scrolldown for english translation] Continue reading “Meer-Drachen”
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. Continue reading “Nutrition”
(update 31.05.2020: integrated article ‘event plan’; adding section ‘science (general)’, entertainment, space agencies; extended ad section; article under progress!)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This article is similar but not identical to Initial Financing. For information on the other matter please visit the corresponding article.
The most professional underwater habitat so far is still the Aquarius habitat in Florida. This quality comes to a certain price of $1.2 to $3 million per year. Due to budget cuts, NOAA ceased funding Aquarius habitat after September 2012, with no further missions scheduled after a July 2012 mission, bringing the whole facility under risk. It took until January 2013 when a proposal to keep Aquarius running under Florida International University administration was accepted. What can we learn for future habitats and what could we do then to avoid sooner or later close-downs by lacks of financing? Continue reading “Undersea Station: Operational Financing”
(Updated 15.05.2020 – Added noise recognition to Concept Map, improved article structure etc.) The Digital Data Processing of the station will be of major importance. Beside the conventional functions of the IT systems we should use the opportunity to establish a completely new approach concerning the User Interface (UI) and the system’s interaction with the aquanauts. Continue reading “Undersea Station: Data Processing”
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.
(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.