Benham Rise: Wealth under the sea
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There is wealth out there, for the taking. But diving is daunting, starting at 15 meters deep. In 2011, the Philippines acquired Benham Rise, a "massive" area east of Luzon. "We have access to resources in an area bigger than Luzon, but we actually don't know what we have," said Dr. Carlos David, the new head of the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).
Icamina, P. (2015, July 29). Benham Rise: wealth under the sea. Malaya, p. A3.
Territorial waters; Oceanography; Fisheries; Biodiversity; Deep-sea mining; Geochemistry; Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research (PCIEERD); Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Department of Science and Technology's Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD); University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); University of the Philippines National Institute of Geological Science; University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB); University of the Philippines Mindanao; University of the Philippines Baguio; Xavier Univesity; Ateneo De Manila University; David, Carlos; Villanoy, Cesar
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