THE FUTURE OF DIVING

100 YEARS OF HALDANE AND BEYOND

International Symposium December 18-19, 2008 Trondheim, Norway

In conjunction with the 3rd International Symposium on Exercise in Medicine December 16-17, 2008 Trondheim, Norway

 

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In 1908, J. S. Haldane and co-workers published their paper "The prevention of compressed-air illness" that has formed the basis of modern decompression procedures. One century later it is thus fitting to try to look into the future.

It is our belief that diving will be of increasing importance in the future. Climatic changes will probably lead to an increase in sea-water levels, leading to the use of submerged areas for gathering food. Fish farming will be of increasing importance as the world's stock of free-swimming fish is being reduced. The increasing need for energy will force better use of both submerged oil and gas resources as well as the use of tidal forces and currents for energy production. This, in turn, will encourage the development of new and improved technologies for surviving, working, and playing under water, allowing us to dive deeper and stay longer. Physiology will nevertheless be a limiting factor, increasing the need for better understanding of the effects of the underwater environment on man.


Norwegian and international researchers will present lectures. Parts of the symposium will be published. Download the program

 

Proceedings of The Future of Diving: 100 Years of Haldane and Beyond.

Dr. Ingrid Eftedal
E-mail: ingrid.eftedal@ntnu.no

Business address:

Akutten og Hjerte-lunge-senteret

Prinsesse Kristinas gt. 3.

St.Olavs Hospital

7006 Trondheim

E- mail: isb-post@medisin.ntnu.no
Web: http://www.ntnu.no/diving

Postal address:

NTNU

Det Medisinske Fakultet

Institutt for sirkulasjon og bildediagnostikk

Postboks 8905

Medisinsk teknisk forskningssenter

7491 Trondheim