In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of empirical research (the other two being description and explanation). The term is commonly used metaphorically. For example, an individual may speak of exploring the Internet, sexuality, etc.
Notable periods of human exploration
Phoenician galley sailings
The Phoenicians (1550 BCE–300 BCE) traded throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Asia Minor though many of their routes are still unknown today. The presence of tin in some Phoenician artifacts suggests that they may have traveled to Britain. Some scientists speculate that they voyaged all the way to Central America, although this is disputed. According to Virgil's Aeneid and other ancient sources, the legendary Queen Dido was a Phoenician from Asia Minor who sailed to North Africa and founded the city of Carthage.
Mineral exploration is the process of finding ores (commercially viable concentrations of minerals) to mine. Mineral exploration is a much more intensive, organized and professional form of mineral prospecting and, though it frequently uses the services of prospecting, the process of mineral exploration on the whole is much more involved.
Adventure tour operator Explore Worldwide has researched ... Explore article stated the following ... Also known as, Robinson Crusoé you can explore; fishing sailing, snorkelling, swimming with superb seabed in clear and transparent water and the possibility of hiking around the island.
Due to strong tides, murky waters and the submarine's depth of 50 meters, no survey of the site had ever been attempted until a team led by David Steinberg, the NT government senior heritage officer and maritime archaeologist, explored it ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.
He is trying to save the whales; collect plastic; explore the links between climate change, overfishing and nutrition in the South Pacific; warn about the dangers of seabed mining; track sharks using drones and artificial intelligence; and calculate the benefits to people, animals and the planet that come from protecting broad swaths of the sea.
Earth's ocean floor is famously less explored than the surface of Mars. And when our team of scientists recently mapped the seabed, and ancient sediments beneath, we discovered what looks like an asteroid impact crater ....
Delegates of the International Seabed Authority or ISA have been meeting in Jamaica to discuss deep-sea mining regulations ... In June 2021 Nauru triggered a legal loophole in the international seabed legislation effectively fast-tracking the pathway to mining the seafloor ... And in March, the Cook Islands approved seabed mineral exploration licences.
There’s a no-take zone where fishing, seabed mining, and mineral and oil exploration are prohibited ... On the NiueEEZ’s western flank, the Cook Islands government has been critiqued by marine scientists and environmentalists over its support for exploration for seabed mining within its massive multiple-use marine park, Marae Moana, launched in 2017.
Mining the seabed in areas outside national jurisdiction cannot begin until the International Seabed Authority, a UN body based in Jamaica decides on regulations governing the industry ... Alternatives, such as more efficient mining methods and recycling of existing metals, should be explored before seabed mining goes ahead, Forrest said.
In 2019, Greece granted rights for exploration — which, however, didn’t go ahead — in two blocks of seabed south and southwest of the island of Crete to a consortium of TotalEnergies and Exxon Mobil with Greece’s Hellenic Petroleum... the seabed to locate potential deposits.
laws applied to the “subsoil and seabed” in coastal waters and “installations and other devices permanently or temporarily attached to the seabed,” including those intended for offshore oil and gas exploration ... points — including structures attached to the seabed like drilling rigs and wind farms — to be built, crewed and mostly owned by Americans.
“Much less research has been done in our waters than has been done in the international waters that are being explored for possible mining ... In February this year, Cook Islands Cabinet formally approved the three seabed minerals (SBM) exploration licence applications from CICLimited, CIIC Seabed Resources Limited and Moana Minerals Limited.