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Researchers at the Marine Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre (OSSC) are working in partnership with the National Research Council (NRC) and Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics are looking at ways to improve life raft safety for those to travel on the ocean.

In order to do this, real-life situations had to be re-created. This involved volunteers spending at least four hours (and sometimes up to eight hours) in a 16 person life raft in the National Research Council Canada Institute for Ocean Technology’s (NRC-IOT) ice tank and tow tank. Cold environmental conditions were simulated and the subjects were studied wearing both wet and dry clothing.