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Illuminating the Hidden Planet:
Despite our reliance on the ocean and its resources, it remains a frontier for scientific exploration and discovery. Seafloor observatories - unmanned systems of instruments, sensors, and command modules - will have power and communication capabilities to provide support for spatially distributed sensing systems and mobile platforms. Illuminating the Hidden Planet is a voyage to the bottom of the sea, advancing oceanographic science further through long time-series measurements, to discover the mysteries of the deep that have, until now, avoided scientific opportunity.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
    • Book
    • Report
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Chemical oceanography
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No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
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DLESE Catalog ID: NAP-9920
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Publisher: The National Academies