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Purpose-built robots to explore deepest ocean

UNITED KINGDOM
Thursday, July 02, 2015, 03:50 (GMT + 9)

Scientists from the Oban-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) will use custom-built robots to explore the deepest parts of the ocean in a bid to discover how life is sustained thousands of metres below the surface. The research team led by Professor Ronnie N. Glud, who is based at the University of Southern Denmark and SAMS, will take the unique step of studying and sampling organisms in their own environment (in situ), thousands of metres below sea level. These extreme ocean regions, known as ‘hadal zones’, occur where one plate of the Earth’s geological crust is sliding underneath a neighbouring plate, forming deep trenches in the seafloor. The Hades Project requires three purpose-built robots to operate at depths of up to almost 11 kilometres.  Previous expeditions led by Professor Glud – most notably to the Mariana T... FULL STORY

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