U.S. research vessel will arrive in China next week, near the sea (Figure)
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MA Yi of Oriental Morning Post correspondent
the aftermath of the Sino-US confrontation between the South China Sea, the ship is not flat, – the U.S. research vessel fleet arrived in China next week to turn around in the waters, which may lead to new in the region of instability.
ship by Columbia University’s Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory responsible for the use of “马库斯朗塞特″ number (R/VMarcusG.Langseth) ocean survey ships, and plan to visit China Taiwan near the southern provinces of mainland China to inspect the plans undersea research vessel surveys in geography may be part of the coast of China in 200 sea miles away from the scope of the exclusive economic zone. Although this is a “truly scientific investigation activities, and science-based”, but if not approved within the exclusive economic zone on the planned operations in China, there are still risks.
in yesterday’s Chinese Foreign Ministry’s regular press conference, a reporter asked: The U.S. Pentagon said that the first attack on the Chinese side, “perfection” of the sonar system. Now it seems also sent a warship to the South China Sea, is it? China will send ships to the South China Sea?
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the U.S. reversal on utterly black and white. We are in the “flawless” the beginning of the incident shows that our position on the U.S. side is clear about the international community is clear. The United States now need to do is to take effective action to prevent similar incidents from happening again. Chinese government to defend the territorial integrity and maritime rights and interests of firm determination.
study new “gas”
reported, this expedition’s main purpose is to draw the submarine topography map and study earthquakes and tsunamis of geological changes process, most of the work will be carried out near the coast of Taiwan and the Philippines, but may enter the exclusive economic zone of China. Although the expedition has been from Japan, the Philippines government and the Taiwan authorities have been close to their coastline license, but it is not clear whether Beijing license.
“马库斯朗塞特″ was marine research vessel will arrive in Taiwan on March 28, Kaohsiung, scheduled for March 31 to April 28, and date of the first voyage at sea seismic survey . The task will be in Kaohsiung – Pingtung off about 10 days to implement a survey to detect combustible ice occurrence of deep tectonic zone. Then in 3 to 7 months in Taiwan and around the waters near the sea voyage to execute four reflection seismic survey. Taiwan is also the first time, researchers use the research vessel associated with the investigation.
combustible ice called methane hydrate or jargon gas hydrate, gas and water by high-pressure environment at low temperatures the formation of ice-like crystalline solid. At room temperature and atmospheric pressure, 1 cubic meter of combustible ice, in theory, can release 150 to 170 cubic meters of natural gas. Due to a widely distributed, large reserves, clean, etc., is likely to become the 21st century, new forms of natural gas resources.
as combustible ice may affect the global carbon cycle, global climate change, sea-bed slope stability, the formation and decomposition mechanisms, and possible ways of development, has been a national key research projects.
be approved by the China
in the “perfection” to monitor U.S. military ship incident, the Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Huang Xueping said the U.S. military tracking ship is not After China’s permission, the exclusive economic zone in China to engage in illegal activities measured in violation of the “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea,” “People’s Republic of Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf” and “Regulations of the PRC foreign marine scientific research,” the relevant requirements.
Shanghai Jiaotong University, Central Pacific Ocean Policy Centre, the project leader, Professor Kwok-hing season last night in an interview with Post reporters, said the U.S. The study is part of scientific research areas, according to the “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea” provides , in the exclusive economic zone in the private marine research is needed to obtain approval. If China does not seek the permission of China can protest. “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea” to allow a State to 12 sea miles from its coast within the area sovereign and, apart from the region, the 200 sea miles from the coast of this country within the region are its exclusive economic zone. Exclusive economic zone does not give this piece regions of a country’s sovereignty, but to have this piece of the ownership of mineral resources and reserves where fishing and marine research in the right.
However, the season for the country which may conflict reservations. “China and the U.S. has ‘impeccable’ incident reached an understanding, will try to avoid worsening of the situation.” He said. But he also stressed that the activities of the United States with China in the exclusive economic zone there is always disagreement, the problem is not resolved in a very short period of time.
U.S. former secretary of defense recommended more communication
Although people may once again lead the expedition ship expressed concern about the friction, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen called on Friday but I hope between China and the United States warships in the South China Sea this month confrontation caused tensions to step up military exchanges between the two countries.
“My time in public office, most of the time to deal with military issues, I found a very important point is that we should always communicate with each other.” Clinton as Secretary of Defense William Cohen at the China National School of Administration, said, “You will become stronger, this will cause some concern.” He added that the problem through communication can not become “more serious.”
for the South China Sea earlier this month of confrontation between the United States, Cohen said he was 10 years ago proposed the establishment of Sino-US military hotline when they have predicted. “I think most importantly, I was able to bring phones, direct, and my Chinese colleagues to engage in dialogue, whether in the sea there is a collision or incident will lead us to war.”
“马库斯朗塞特″ No.: ability to explore super
“马库斯朗塞特″ Exploration of the Sea Captain 235 feet Road, re-3834 long tons, by the U.S. National Science Foundation and Columbia University’s Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory, co-owned.
“马库斯朗塞特″ was research vessel capable of carrying 55 people, of which about 20 are the crew.
aboard the marine research ship in February 2008 to March of scientific operations offshore in Costa Rica. The seismic research vessel initially as a research vessel, the acquisition by the observatory in 2004 and make modifications.
as academic research vessel, “马库斯朗塞特″ was the most special is its ability to fully explore the physics of the Earth, one of the devices include Syntrak960-24 seismic recording system and the pneumatic source array towing system.
Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory
Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University is responsible for Earth science research institutions. The observatory is the top research institutions in the field, more than 200 researchers in the natural world, the origin, evolution and future of exploration.
The observatory is a “theory of plate tectonics,” one of several research centers, in addition to other well-known in scientific research. Stations studied in the areas of global climate change, earthquakes, volcanoes, renewable resources, environmental hazards, etc.
Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory, the world’s largest collection of deep-sea and marine sediments. The “Borehole Research Group” participated in all of the recent ocean drilling, rock physics and chemistry data collection projects. Stations are still the East Coast and other remote areas of the world have more than one seismic network.
present, Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory, the world’s most comprehensive collection of seismic and oceanographic data. Observatory tools used include high temperature and pressure test equipment and facilities, such as mass spectrometers, plasma and solid source spectroscopy, electron microprobe, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.
Lamont – Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York area. MA Yi up
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