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Category: the Human Element | a Journey through Depth, Time, & Space

Matt Johnston’s Diving a Dream – 10 Years Later

Today marks 10 years since Matt Johnston’s pioneering first ocean dives in the Florida Keys – becoming the first person…

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and…One More New Paper: standards of practice for Atmospheric Diving for science

Recently published: Lombardi, MR. (2016) Proposed Standards of Practice and Recommendations for Inclusion of Atmospheric Diving System (ADS) End-User Training…

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Another New Paper: variable depth capability for portable inflatable habitats

Recently published in cooperation with colleagues at NYU and URI: Piispanen, RA., Lombardi, MR., and Burleson, W. (2016). Variable Depth…

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a lot to digest…

Here in the US, consumerism has evolved to reach scales of excess that most cannot even imagine. Most people go…

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barnacles for breakfast

This morning I chugged down half a coffee and then slipped beneath the layer of floating cigarette butts, seaweed, and…

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the Greeks and testing time

I find myself frequently fascinated by the cycles of life, within life, and in how history does indeed repeat itself.…

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Dive #4000 this Sidemount Saturday

My technical beach excursions have gained some attention the last few weeks, and I suppose with reasons to be understood…

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OceanOne Robot | an Avatar for the Life Aquatic

The recent news of Stanford University’s OceanOne Robot’s successful salvage/recovery of artifacts from Louis XiV’s flagship came as quite the…

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Creating ‘Space’ for Space

Having ‘space’ within space seems to be a critical bottleneck in manned space exploration, second of course to cost-effective round…

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Inflatable Habitats from Sea to Space

Recent space news is nothing short of exciting: http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/20550/20160409/nasa-and-affiliates-send-inflatable-habitat-named-beam-into-space.htm. An inflatable habitat is headed to space. This of course makes great sense…

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