Encompasses the various adverse biological, psychological and physiological responses to the aerospace environment.
The lack of oxygen at altitude is a significant physiological challenge that impairs performance and can lead to serious illness.
The pressure changes encountered by divers far exceed those seen in any above-water activities.
Extremes of temperature, both heat and cold, can have serious detrimental effects on the human body but adaptation can help to avoid them.
Understanding the effects of microgravity experienced in space flight will help mankind to safely explore his surroundings outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
We conduct research, teach courses and offer advice in the areas of space, aviation, high altitude, remote, dive and hyperbaric medicine. Central to our work is the concept that the study of human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments can increase our understanding of critically ill patients.