A novel remote access technical database for the offshore diving industry

Dale Johnston, Tommy Henaughan, Brian Stewart, Alan Nesbitt, Ali Ahmadinia

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The commercial diving industry has largely resisted efforts to implement digital information management systems. The high cost and inherent difficulty of creating not only the necessary software systems, but hardware which is capable of operating in harsh marine conditions has proved to be a major obstacle. Further to this is the challenge of creating data connections between centralised data stores and offshore field units, or units in remote areas with limited access to internet infrastructure. Dive logs are commonly taken by hand, requiring several stages of transcription and transport over days or weeks before they can be communicated to clients. With minimal standards in place regarding standardised terminology the consistency of reports can vary not only between marine contractors, but between individuals within these organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalWIT Transactions on Information and Communication Technologies
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • database systems
  • video technology
  • remote access


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