Thursday, October 1, 2020

Australia launches Antarctic mapping Expedition

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“A $31 million mission to map the extent of Australia’s underwater territory in the Antarctic has found that the edge of the continental shelf is quite different to previously thought.

Scientists on board the Polar Duke have arrived in Hobart after finishing the first stage of the survey work.

They have recorded the depth and geology of more than 5,000 kilometres of the edge of the continental shelf in Australia’s Antarctic Region.

The program, funded by the Federal Government, is driven by Australia’s need to lodge its claim with the United Nations by 2004.

Project leader Phil O’Brien said a fantastic amount of scientific data is being collected on the way. “

Stephan Whelan
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Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and helped grow the site to be one of the largest diving websites around today.

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