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Korea opens up its ocean science
Zastrow, M. (2015). Korea opens up its ocean science. Nature (Lond.) 517(7533): 129–130. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/517129a
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
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  • Zastrow, M.

Abstract
    South Korea’s ocean-going research programme is changing tack. For more than two decades, it has focused on discovery and exploitation of minerals on the sea floor, but now a move is afoot to expand the research agenda. A 5,900-tonne ship — the Isabu — is being built with the capability to launch autonomous underwater vehicles, perform sea-floor-penetrating seismic surveys and collect sediment cores up to 40 metres long.

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