In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of empirical research (the other two being description and explanation). The term is commonly used metaphorically. For example, an individual may speak of exploring the Internet, sexuality, etc.
Notable periods of human exploration
Phoenician galley sailings
The Phoenicians (1550 BCE–300 BCE) traded throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Asia Minor though many of their routes are still unknown today. The presence of tin in some Phoenician artifacts suggests that they may have traveled to Britain. Some scientists speculate that they voyaged all the way to Central America, although this is disputed. According to Virgil's Aeneid and other ancient sources, the legendary Queen Dido was a Phoenician from Asia Minor who sailed to North Africa and founded the city of Carthage.
Mineral exploration is the process of finding ores (commercially viable concentrations of minerals) to mine. Mineral exploration is a much more intensive, organized and professional form of mineral prospecting and, though it frequently uses the services of prospecting, the process of mineral exploration on the whole is much more involved.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
John Bel Edwards, who launched the process for the establishment of this regional Task Force — thereby paving the way for the exploration of offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Mexico... Many of the assets and skills from Louisiana’s decades as a hub for offshore oil and gas exploration and production translate directly into offshore wind.
Li Ziyue, an analyst with BloombergNEF, said the mega drilling platform will help CNOOC to further expand its offshore oil and gas exploration and production efforts ... This floating storage facility sailed offshore from East China's Shandong province in January and arrived at its destination in early February.
"The Caryn Seamount sits hundreds of miles offshore and there is nothing quite like it in that area," according to Kasey Cantwell, operations chief for NOAAOceanExploration. "It's like a little (submerged) island way offshore, and no one's ever been there before.
... of France's TotalEnergies SE (TOTF.PA) and Qatar Petroleum (QATPE.UL) submitted the most favorable bids to develop offshore oil blocks ... Staatsolie in November invited companies to bid for exploration rights in eight offshore shallow water blocks.
Her expertise consists of industrial and municipal facilities, which include power generation plants; petroleum refineries and storage and distribution terminals; industrial manufacturing; upstream onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production; municipal and ...
The Australian government has launched the 2021 round of oil and gas licensing as part of strategies to promote offshore exploration ...Australia has emerged as an attractive investment location for offshore exploration owing to its vast seabed, which covers more than 14.6 million square kilometers.
The mission, with an expenditure of ₹4,077 crore, will help in studying ocean biology and climate change, and establish offshore stations to explore energy resources ... And there will also be offshore ocean station (to explore) thermal energy as part of the mission,” Javadekar said, adding that this will aid the ‘blue economy’.
OSLO, June 17 (Reuters) - Three Norwegian labour unions agreed on a wage deal with the owners of floating offshore oil drilling rigs, preventing the outbreak of a strike that would have disrupted exploration, the unions said on Thursday.
When you’re ready to explore, outdoor adventures, historical experiences and 99 miles of coastline await in Monterey County, California, which is known as a scenic, beautiful expanse along the Pacific Coast...Visitors can spot seals and otters playing offshore, and it’s a popular launching point for scuba divers exploring the kelp forests.
Wednesday's announcement came a day after the government called for bids for offshore oil and gas exploration. Companies can nominate areas in Australian federal waters, which start three nautical miles offshore, where they want to explore for storage locations, with nominations due in July and the offshore acreage open for bidding in December.
The UnionCabinet on Wednesday approved 'DeepOceanMission to study biodiversity, impact of climate change, and establish an offshore marine station to explore source of thermal energy ... And there will also be offshore ocean station (to explore) thermal energy as part of the mission," Javadekar said, adding that this will aid the blue economy.