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Entries in hydro-graphic (1)

Thursday
Aug022012

The Polar Land Grab Continues

The ice caps are shrinking.  Commercial and governmental interests are scrambling to position themselves for a time when the arctic ocean in navigable in something other than a nuclear submarine.  Russia has painted a flag on the seafloor below the North Pole.  China is building its own fleet of ice breakers. Now two more stories about countries getting ready for a struggle over an untapped resource.

First, NOAA is updating it hydro-graphic survey of Alaskan waters, some of which were last charted by Captain Cook: http://www.marinelink.com/news/hydrographic-waters346636.aspx

Next, the Icebreaker Oden embarks on a voyage to gather hydro-graphic and seismic data in support of their claim to the seabed north of Greenland:  http://www.marinelink.com/news/theirs-proof-north346647.aspx