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Why is ocean exploration

more important than space


exploration?
By
Mohsin Majeed Khawaja
H00207013
FIS Group 3

Introduction:

The house that you dont need


Space exploration is unnecessary
Vastness of the ocean

95% still unexplored

Body:
Oceans

Space

Lifeblood of earth
Major role
weather and
climate
Rely on them for
food, energy,
minerals
Potential for ending
energy, mineral and
water shortages

Vacuum, hostile,
barren
Asteroid mining
Overhyped claims
Costly failures
No surety of life
forms
Unnecessary

Continued .

Actual
discoveries
Wealth of
resources
Infinite
number of
organisms
Closer,
cheaper and
more realistic

Not worth the


risk or efforts
Should be
explored, but
later
Not a priority

Conclusion
Oceans Not as exotic as space but more
beneficial per dollar
Money being wasted on space could help
humanity
Earth should be biggest priority
Space can be explored once earth is
explored completely
Exploring oceans has immediate effect
A lot yet to be discovered about oceans
Fruitful frontier is more important than final
frontier

References:
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http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/exploration.html . [Accessed 28
February 2015].
GeoGarage: Should we be exploring the Oceans instead of Space?.
2015.GeoGarage: Should we be exploring the Oceans instead of
Space?. [ONLINE] Available at:
http://blog.geogarage.com/2014/08/should-we-be-exploring-oceans
-instead.html
. [Accessed 28 February 2015].
What is ocean exploration and why is it important?. 2015.What is
ocean exploration and why is it important?. [ONLINE] Available at:
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/backmatter/whatisexploration.html .
[Accessed 28 February 2015].
Final Frontier vs. Fruitful Frontier: The Case for Increasing Ocean
Exploration | Issues in Science and Technology. 2015.Final Frontier
vs. Fruitful Frontier: The Case for Increasing Ocean Exploration |
Issues in Science and Technology. [ONLINE] Available at:http://
issues.org/30-4/final-frontier-vs-fruitful-frontier-the-case-for-increa