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|Authors: ||Kopf, A.*|
De Santis, A.*
|Title: ||The Deep Sea and Sub-Seafloor Frontier|
|Publisher: ||European Commission|
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Keywords: ||Marine Geophysics|
|Abstract: ||The deep sea and its sub-seafloor contain a vast reservoir of physical, mineral and biological resources that are rapidly coming into the window of exploitation. Assessing
the opportunities and the risks involved requires a serious commitment to excellent deep sea research.
There are numerous areas in this field in which Europe has cutting-edge technological
potential. These include drilling and monitoring technology in the field of
renewable energies such as geothermal, offshore wind and seafloor resources.
Scientific ocean drilling will continue to play a valuable role, for example in the
exploration of resource opportunities, in obtaining estimates for ecosystem and Earth climate sensitivity, or in improving understanding about the controlling factors governing processes and recurrence
intervals of submarine geohazards.
In Europe, there is also the scientific expertise needed to define a framework for policymakers for environmental protection measures and to carry out ecological impact
assessments before, during and after commercial exploitation. Taking up these societal challenges will strengthen European scientific and educational networks and
promote the development of world-class technology and industrial leadership.|
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03.01.07. Physical and biogeochemical interactions
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