The study of the deep sea
More than 70 percent of the planet covered by water. Three-quarters of the oceans have a depth of over 800 meters. Here begins the realm of the infinite sea depths beyond our reach.
This unknown world is 90 percent of the habitable space of the planet. We know more about the surface of the moon than about the sea floor. In this eternal darkness, inhabited by strange life forms. Only a few decades ago it was thought that life at these depths is impossible, but today scientists believe that the first life appeared on the bottom of the ocean. Energy, resources, food and even the climate is influenced by oceans. There to decide the future of our planet?
Only with the help of latest technology it is possible to comprehend the mysteries of the deep sea. Deep research is long and expensive, so so slowly, the scientists shed light into the darkness. Costly expeditions to the most modern vessels ply the seas in search of answers. Was recently launched one of the most ambitious world projects on ocean exploration, which was named ARGO. Army of more than 3 thousands of robotized buoys delivered data to scientists from the seven seas, available to them at the click of a mouse. The international scientific community finally got access to an extensive base of information in all fields of marine research. This data is also available to persons who are engaged in navigation and fishing, meteorologists and climate researchers.
Ninety percent of all life on Seniority in the depths, but we know only a small part of it. We are able to investigate only those parts of the sea that covered, but what happens outside of them.
Without technology we are blind in the depths. Every new question requires new equipment. Studies often fail because of interruption. But ingenuity knows no bounds. Scientists, engineers, mechanics and sailors are part of the international team trying to extract secrets from the depths of the sea. Countless special devices and apparatus is lowered to the seabed in search of answers.
One of the most modern devices for naval research recently returned from his first expedition. Deep-sea robot ROV KIEL 6000, developed by the Institute of marine Sciences Leibniz, it is still being tested in the port of Kiel. This remotely operated vehicle can dive to depths of up to 6 thousand meters. It is managed and controlled using a cable. Remotely operated vehicles are in great demand among marine researchers. One instance is worth 5 million euros, but according to the mariners, he’s worth it. The apparatus of the ROV KIEL 6000 has achieved sensational results for its maiden voyage to the South Atlantic.