Exploration of the oceans

The urge to explore the world around us is a vital part of being human.
Exploration of the marine environment started centuries ago,
but are the reasons behind it the same today as they were back then?

Ocean exploration: Part 1
Ocean exploration: Part 2
Manned exploration of the deep
The Challenger Expedition
Ocean exploration timeline
Navigation: Dead reckoning
Early navigation
Improved navigation
Modern navigation
Mapping the seafloor
Exploring below the seabed

February 2007