The ocean covers 70% of our planet. The deep-sea floor is a realm that is largely unexplored, but cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to go deeper than ever before.
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Beneath the waves is a mysterious world that takes up to 95% of Earth's living space. Only three people have ever reached the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean. The deep is a world without sunlight, of freezing temperatures, and immense pressure. It's remained largely unexplored until now.
Cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to explore deeper than ever before. They are opening up a whole new world of potential benefits to humanity. The risks are great, but the rewards could be greater. From a vast wealth of resources to clues about the origins of life, the race is on to the final frontier
The Okeanos Explorer, the American government state-of-the-art vessel, designed for every type of deep ocean exploration from discovering new species to investigating shipwrecks. On board, engineers and scientists come together to answer questions about the origins of life and human history.
Today the Okeanos is on a mission to investigate the wreck of a World War one submarine. Engineer Bobby Moore is part of a team who has developed the technology for this type of mission.
The “deep discover”, a remote operating vehicle is equipped with 20 powerful LED lights and designed to withstand the huge pressure four miles down. Equivalent to 50 jumbo jets stacked on top of a person
While the crew of the Okeanos send robots to investigate the deep, some of their fellow scientists prefer a more hands-on approach. Doctor Greg stone is a world leading marine biologist with over 8,000 hours under the sea. He has been exploring the abyss in person for 30 years.
The technology opening up the deep is also opening up opportunity. Not just to witness the diversity of life but to glimpse vast amounts of rare mineral resources. Some of the world's most valuable metals can be found deep under the waves. A discovery that has begun to pique the interest of the global mining industry.
The boldest of mining companies are heading to the deep drawn by the allure of a new Gold Rush. But to exploit it they're also beating a path to another strange new world. In an industrial estate in the north of England, SMD is one of the world's leading manufacturers of remote underwater equipment. The industrial technology the company has developed has made mining possible several kilometers beneath the ocean surface.
With an estimated 150 trillion dollars’ worth of gold alone, deep-sea mining has the potential to transform the global economy.
With so much still to discover, mining in the deep ocean could have unknowable impact. It's not just life today that may need protecting; reaching the deep ocean might just allow researchers to answer some truly fundamental questions. Hydrothermal vents, hot springs on the ocean floor, are cracks in the Earth's crust. Some claim they could help scientists glimpse the origins of life itself.
We might still be years away from unlocking the mysteries of the deep. Even with the latest technology, this kind of exploration is always challenging. As the crew of the Okeanos comes to terms with a scale of the challenge and the opportunity that lies beneath, what they and others discover could transform humanity's understanding of how to protect the ocean.
It's the most hostile environment on earth, but the keys to our future may lie in the deep.
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If you kill Earth then you kill yourself. Please think about your actions first if it would bring benefit to EVERYBODY who is living in the same planet as you do and not just a benefit to a group of people who doesn't care about others and his/her own home. I am afraid of alot of things but the human race scares me the most. They know they have the power to destroy and destroying is what they do.
Lol as i Expected you were not exploring about the beauty of the bottom u were just exploring THE NEW MINING site. Americans leads all industries. SELFISH want to explore everything? Okay u can eat the planet Earth. Dont worry Allah will speak to you one day
Okay, so I'm gonna go against the crowd here and say that this is actually quite exciting. At some point in the future current mines will run out, and we will have to relocate them - and if I had to choose, I'd rather place an inherently ecologically harmful industry in a nearly lifeless abyss rather than in a rainforest. Sure, both options are bad, but as of yet we unfortunately don't have much of a choice, so let's at least try to relocate our destruction to places that won't literally fuck the entire planet up the moment we start bulldozing them. Of course, when stuff like asteroid mining becomes commercially viable, then yeah, I'm all for leaving our planet alone.
Humans have no conscience.Species have thrived in the deep....BY BEING LEFT ALONE.Hey what a great idea lets go down there take what we want,and do real permanent damage,a great idea,lets build underwater MacDonalds for the miners too.
Lol! That plate was kept there deliberately by those scientists! No human trash found even close to the submarine and yet there it was tucked in on it! Who ever threw it from the top is so accurate to hit the submarine bullseye. And that is also taking into account the drift and other forces which may pull it in any direction
I used to love watching blue planet and the shit on there like your body that far down would just like dissolve iam sure it said that but don't quote me I may be wrong and was showing one week titanic oh my days it was amazing
What’s wrong with Humans! Why can’t they live and let others species live in harmony. Science can both be a solution and a problem. Sure, we have mastered, the latter for centuries and never going to change anytime soon.
In all my life ive been asking what inside the deep sea, as i research how gorgeous as it is. Just want to say dont destroy the ocean thru mining stop it. There's other way around in making money. Pls. Protect for the next generation. Respect.
If those retarded greedy fucks start ruining the sea by mining, a lot of people would actually support ecological terrorists to kill them. They have already destroyed the Amazon and so many lakes and rivers. Mining and logging morons can only be stopped by jailing or killing.
How the fuck is gold and all these metals gonna benefit us in the long run? Oh to make money, maybe. But that’s all. The comounds we have that don’t include destroying earth and leaving massive holes etc is what we need. How will humans be able to survive anything if they’re on any planet digging in it and destroying it? What we gonna do then when earth dies out and we have nowhere to go. They want to go to mars but from what I have learned there was civilizations and they done died or left out of there for what? We don’t know but yet they want to send people out there to regroup. All we will do is destroy mars and any other planet like we’re doing to earth. Our actual home. All the focus of tryin to make money and destroying the planet they don’t want to open there minds to another way to get gold or oil or anything they dig in earth just to get. There is other ways they just want to simple way and don’t care what happened in the long run because they know they will be dead and they don’t have to worry about it. It’s sad. Imagine aliens comin here and thinking we’re just insects compared to them and just take over everything because that’s what we do to these animals and they’re home but hey apparently we think we’re better and smarter than anything in this whole galaxy or universe
10:00 ass holes like you bitch done enough damage to the land and above the water now deep sea ?
i hope megalodon is real and kill every son of bitch like you cunts ..
so fuck u and ur technology pussy ass and fuck you life hope u die soon before u see gold .....
Continuing to rape our beautiful planet! Money money money.......Look at those beautiful species in our Ocean, now because ''mining companies'' have found these rich minerals and metals for their pockets, you are going to kill them just like alot of our forestry Animals. But hey its just another day at the office huh......
Really, how to protect the ocean!!! when in fact they are just showing the whole world places where they can mining for gold, in exchange for money to do their researches. Let's be real scientist are willing to sell their soul just for funding their research.
Here we go again: A NEW GOLDFISH !OR .....is it really the beginning of the end of our planet....A new gold-rush is the last thing we need..... what do they do with the gold they already have....?
Surely the more they get the lower the price?! Why oh why do they think they have the right to exploit EVERYTHING....Do we have a say in what they are doing? NO.!!!
THE POWER AND RESOURCES ; AND TECHNOLOGY ARE ALREADY THERE TO MAKE THINGS WORK ....let’s sometimes think before we do anything
As fundamentally dangerous and fracking silly !! When they talk about BUYING A WHOLE COUNTRY THEY ARE TALKING LIKE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT..! Where’s the diversity in a.....
Who in the world do you actually think your fooling ? Anyone can clearly see the oceans have and still are being mined. Take a look at the oceans floor, and one year later look again, it's as if a bulldozer of eminence size are dosing areas all over the oceans floor, it's not hard to see.
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