심해저광물탐사연구

Title
심해저광물탐사연구
Alternative Title
Research and Exploration for Deep-sea Minerals
Author(s)
강정극
Publication Year
2016-11-03
Abstract
Korea initiated research for ocean and deep-sea minerals in late 1980s and has expanded its program to various types of mineral deposits in different geological environments. In early stage, KIOST (formerly KORDI) deep-sea research was highly motivated through international cooperation and joint field surveys with Japan and USA. These efforts led Korea registration with ISA as the 7th Pioneer Investor in 1994 under the UNCLOS and launched a long-term Korea deep-sea research and exploration programs. Korea also started exploration programs for crusts and massive sulfide deposits from late 1990s. The cooperative works with KIGAM (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources) and KRISO (Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering) have also spun off various research fields. On the basis of these research programs, KIOST has been striving to achieve higher standards in seafloor mineral surveys and seafloor mining technology, and to secure public understanding of the role of such resources. In particular, developments of robotic mining system for collecting and lifting manganese nodules are the representative outcome from the 25 years of research. Since KIOST started its first seabed survey in 1983, it has been almost one generation to establish a systematic research and survey program. All of these activities have been in consideration under the international rules and regulations, and strict guidancly motivated through international cooperation and joint field surveys with Japan and USA. These efforts led Korea registration with ISA as the 7th Pioneer Investor in 1994 under the UNCLOS and launched a long-term Korea deep-sea research and exploration programs. Korea also started exploration programs for crusts and massive sulfide deposits from late 1990s. The cooperative works with KIGAM (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources) and KRISO (Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering) have also spun off various research fields. On the basis of these research programs, KIOST has been striving to achieve higher standards in seafloor mineral surveys and seafloor mining technology, and to secure public understanding of the role of such resources. In particular, developments of robotic mining system for collecting and lifting manganese nodules are the representative outcome from the 25 years of research. Since KIOST started its first seabed survey in 1983, it has been almost one generation to establish a systematic research and survey program. All of these activities have been in consideration under the international rules and regulations, and strict guidanc
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/24389
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean Issues for the Pacific and East Asia, pp.8, 2016
Publisher
KIOST/JVD/ANCROS
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
KIOST/JVD/ANCROS
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