Offshore engineering

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Aquarius on Conch Reef, off the Florida Keys

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Offshore Engineering applies ocean engineering studies to the engineering of devices within the benthic environment, such as Marine Foundations, Mooring Systems, Ocean Mining, Offshore Disposal, Offshore Pipelines and Cables, Offshore Structures, Submersible Vehicles, Submarine Habitats and Salvage Operations.


To further knowledge of the deep ocean as an engineering environment and to enable the practitioner to effectively design within the parameters of such.

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Offshore Engineering Lessons[edit]

  1. Temperature
  2. Density
  3. Salinity
  4. Chemistry
  1. Anchors
  2. Mining & Oil Exploration
  3. Biological Investigation
  1. Models & Scaling
  2. Resistance
  3. Propulsion
  4. Corrosion
  5. Galvanic Protection
  6. Arctic Engineering




  • Physical Properties of the Oceans
  1. Peruse the appropriate sections of b:Introduction to Oceanography

Study guide:[edit]

  • Physical Properties of the Oceans
  1. Wikipedia article:Temperature
  2. Wikipedia article:Density
  3. Wikipedia article:Salinity
  4. Wikipedia article:Chemistry
  5. Wikipedia article:Marine geology
  6. Wikipedia article:Oceanography
  7. Wikipedia article:Chemical oceanography
  8. Wikipedia article:Physical oceanography


Additional helpful readings include:

  • Elements of Ocean Engineering; Randall, Robert E., 1997, SNAME New York
  • Principles of Naval Architecture (2nd Rev.); Lewis, E.V., 1989, SNAME New York
  • Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers & Scientists; R.G. Dean, 1991, World Scientific Singapore
  • Descriptive Physical Oceanography; G.L. Pickard, 1990, Butterworth Heinemann Oxford

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