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Oceans more of a mystery than the moon, Mars, and Jupiter combined?

Posted on: December 25, 2011

Oceans more of a mystery than the moon, Mars, and Jupiter combined?

Most researchers pertaining to the study of oceans would like you to believe that “Oceans are more of a mystery than the moon, Mars, and Jupiter combined!”

Fact is, most research in deep water and how oceans works and the topology of all oceans have been top military secrets during the “Cold War”.

Many serious detonations, deep drilling going miles inside earth, and a lot of damages done in the secrecy of the world community have been undertaken. Do you know there is a region in north Atlantic, as vast as Texas, gathering all the plastic detritus?  Debris are carried by water currents to particular areas: Why not install an international manufacturing platforms for recycling plastics in these heavily polluted areas in oceans? There is plenty of “raw materials” floating on ocean surfaces to recycle whatever mankind need for centuries!

Armies of “ocean robots” are distributed in networks  in oceans to collect all sort of data. For example, NASA has invented aquatic robots that generate energy using the difference of temperature in water levels…

1.  Liquid Robotics of Sunnyvale has invested $40 million for investigating oceanography missions.  The enterprise has already sold 70 Wave Gliding robots, (navigating at speed up to 1.5 nautical miles, and costing $100,000 apiece) to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration since 2009.

James Gosling, the creator of computer language Java, is heading this vast undertaking of gathering data relative to climatic conditions and hydrocarburant deposits in oceans.  For that, Gosling want to link all this aquatic robots, sharing data for missions such as measuring the extend of black oil areas dumped by tankers, identifying ocean currents for alerting ships and economizing on newer shorter routes… The objective is for these aquatic robots to navigate autonomously and to overcome hurricane.

2. iRobot of Massachusetts has been selling Roomba robots for vacuuming polluted debris.   Roomba robots are equipped with Seaglider captors.

Note: I recently watched a documentary on research done in the North Pole called TARA project.  The team stays over 7 months to be replaced by another teams.  A ship is equipped with small bulldozers and experimental equipments and they drill into the two-meter deep ice (it used to be 3 meters a few decades ago) in order to study the various water strata going as deep as 600 meters. It seems that the frozen surfaces are accelerating their drift three times faster than a century ago because of the fast melting of the ice surface.

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