DOST eyes Japanese technology to map Benham Rise
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Manila, Philippines - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) may negotiate for an affordable P25-million resource mapping of Benham Rise by a Japanese government deep-sea exploration agency. Carlos Primo David, executive director of the DOST’s Philippine Council on Industry, Energy and Emerging Technologies Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), said that while the talks with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC) was still ongoing, they were looking at a cost of around P25 million for the activity.
Ronda, R. A. (2017, May 14). DOST eyes Japanese technology to map Benham Rise. Philippine Star, p. 9.
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Geological surveys; Seafloor mapping; Resource exploration; Mineral resources; Deep-sea mining; Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC); Philippine Council on Industry, Energy and Emerging Technologies Research and Development (PCIEERD); Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST); Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea (IMLOS); David, Carlos Primo; Batongbacal, Jay
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