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Interdisciplinary Aspects of Offshore Structures

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While some institutions treat Ocean Engineering as a single discipline, much of the progress in this area has been brought about by the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts in different areas, such as:

Structural engineering Mineral resources

Ocean energy Offshore economic potential

Remotely operated vehicles Marine law & policy

Dynamic positioning Marine education

Moorings Marine materials

Seafloor engineering Physical oceanography/meteorology

Large offshore platforms are usually designed by teams of engineers. Although the lead engineer often may be a structural engineer, many elements of the other technologies are involved. This paper is an update to earlier summaries by Marshall (1980, 1993), but retains many of the pre-Internet classic references. Papers from the Offshore Technology Conference are listed separately, and cited by OTC number.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 2005

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  • The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.
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