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Understanding the impact of time in a lifeboat

What are the physical and psychological impacts of spending five days in a lifeboat? Volunteers for not-for-profit organization Au Rad’Lô plan to find out by undertaking a scientific experiment off the coast of Marseilles in early June. The volunteers will be food rationed, lack privacy and will have to cope with sleep deprivation and sea-sickness. Doctors, psychologists and safety professionals will be conducting tests on the volunteers and collecting data. It is hoped that the lessons learnt will enhance survival training courses and build knowledge in this field.

Total Lubmarine will be sponsoring the project.