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2008-08-12 13:45:00

United States and University of New Hampshire scientists will depart from Barrow, Alaska to begin a three-week journey on Thursday to compose a map of the ocean floor and the continental shelf for future oil and natural gas exploration. Scientist onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy plan to create a three-dimensional map of the Arctic Ocean floor in a relatively unexplored area known as the Chukchi borderland. Then, on September 6, Canadian scientists will join the Healy to collect data...

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2007-08-11 10:50:00

SEATTLE -- A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker is headed to the Arctic to map the sea floor off Alaska, as Russia, Denmark and Canada assert their claims in the polar region, which has potential oil and gas reserves. The lead scientist on the expedition scoffs at the political implications. "We're basically just doing science," said Larry Mayer, director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping at the University of New Hampshire. "There's no flag-dropping on this trip," he said in an interview...


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