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Underwater Exploration

Oceans cover more than 70% of Earth’s surface, and contain over 97% of the planet’s water.

Exploring such an expanse, and determining what lies beneath it, remains a challenge for scientists. A varietyof specialised tools are needed.

The research vessel RV Tangaroa © NIWA.

The research vessel RV Tangaroa © NIWA.

Exploring our oceans will lead to a better understanding of the environmental processes that have shaped the modern world, and promote success in locating valuable resources.

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