In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of empirical research (the other two being description and explanation). The term is commonly used metaphorically. For example, an individual may speak of exploring the Internet, sexuality, etc.
Notable periods of human exploration
Phoenician galley sailings
The Phoenicians (1550 BCE–300 BCE) traded throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Asia Minor though many of their routes are still unknown today. The presence of tin in some Phoenician artifacts suggests that they may have traveled to Britain. Some scientists speculate that they voyaged all the way to Central America, although this is disputed. According to Virgil's Aeneid and other ancient sources, the legendary Queen Dido was a Phoenician from Asia Minor who sailed to North Africa and founded the city of Carthage.
Mineral exploration is the process of finding ores (commercially viable concentrations of minerals) to mine. Mineral exploration is a much more intensive, organized and professional form of mineral prospecting and, though it frequently uses the services of prospecting, the process of mineral exploration on the whole is much more involved.
He also presented on the risks associated with deep seabed mining ... It is hard to see how we can achieve that while driving huge mining machines over the under explored, fragile seabed ecosystem, creating sediment plumes that could have significant environmental impacts which are not yet sufficiently researched or understood.
“Of the metals found on the seabed in the study area, magnesium, niobium, ...Environmental groups have called on Norway to postpone its seabed mineral exploration until more studies are conducted to understand the organisms living on the seabed and the impact of mining on them.
"Of the metals found on the seabed in the study area, ... ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTEnvironmental groups have called on Norway to postpone its seabed mineral exploration until more studies are conducted to understand the organisms living on the seabed and the impact of mining on them.
How long will it be before India conducts such explorations of its own? ... Only the ministry of earth sciences has the mandate for deep-sea exploration ... What kind of exploration have we undertaken so far? ... But that’s for deep-sea mining activities and to explore non-living resources on the seabed.
The Crown Estate is an independent commercial business which owns around half of the coastline of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and all the surrounding seabed ... Initially, companies competitively bid for the right to explore a piece of seabed for the possibility of a full wind power development, and then pay what is called an option fee ... .
Leigh takes a position on a survey ship called the Endeavour exploring the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean... A spaceship is fitted out to follow, explore and hopefully re-encounter this object, with Leigh training to join the crew ... astronauts would explore and unpack its contents.
local time (06.06 GMT) with its epicenter located at 141 km southeast of the Melonguane sub-district of Talaud island district and a depth of 64 km under the seabed, the agency said ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.
However, the UNCLOS does constrain individual state sovereignty by declaring that the deep seabed is the “common heritage” of humanity and its exploration and exploitation “shall be carried out for the benefits of mankind as a whole, irrespective of the geographical location of States.”.
The seabed is a major source of hydrocarbons, and exploration in this area is expanding ... This includes but is not limited to the use of ports and harbours and other coastal infrastructure to handle the country’s seaborne trade, exploration of oil, gas and mineral reserves from ...
However, the UNCLOS does constrain individual state sovereignty by declaring that the deep seabed is the ‘common heritage’ of humanity and its exploration and exploitation ‘shall be carried out for the benefits of mankind as a whole, irrespective of the geographical location of States’.