Henri Germain Delauze was born within the South of France in 1929. He was awarded a level in engineering from the Ecole Superieure des Arts et Metiers in 1946. Delauze learnt to dive throughout his army service in Madagascar. He used his expertise to work for firms specialised in diving gear and undersea works and labored a number of instances for the Cdt Cousteau within the 1950’s. He was awarded a Master of Science in Marine Geology on the University of California, Berkeley, in 1960. He then spent three months on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at La Jolla in California with the concept of making ready a doctorate in two years.
During his keep within the United States, Henri G. Delauze acted as advisor throughout three months on the US Navy base in San Diego, and organizes assessments in excessive sea on the venture of safety of army submarines in opposition to shock waves by a curtain of air bubbles emitted by the submarine. He additionally conducts many dives as a geological advisor for California’s offshore oil in Monterey Bay.
At the top of 1960, the DELAUZE household determined to return to France.
In 1961 he founds the Comex to run an unimaginable industrial and human problem: the conquest of the depths. He created an hyperbaric experimental heart the place scientists and engineers might examine the consequences of strain on divers and develop new subsea methods. He personally participated within the first dives with helium at depths of 335m and 360m throughout which the excessive strain nervous syndrome was found and described. Under his management Comex developed most of the applied sciences now utilized by all of the offshore business such because the diving unfold configurations, hyperbaric welding, cold and warm tapping, abrasive jetting and underwater NDT. In 1977 the Janus IV expertise took 6 divers for a simulation work at 460 meters with 2 divers reaching 501 meters. Later through the eight days Hydra VIII operation, a pipeline was efficiently linked at a depth of 520 meters. Henri G. Delauze handed away in January 2012.
“It is in Madagascar that I lastly found the stay sea. I began diving however I didn’t actually have a pair of flippers, simply an previous masks made with small items of rubber. I bought to know the ocean of the 50s and abundance of species. it’s actually what introduced me the love of the ocean.”
(Image: The beginning of the Comex supporting the offshore oil drilling/Mediatheque de la Mer)
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