In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of empirical research (the other two being description and explanation). The term is commonly used metaphorically. For example, an individual may speak of exploring the Internet, sexuality, etc.
Notable periods of human exploration
Phoenician galley sailings
The Phoenicians (1550 BCE–300 BCE) traded throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Asia Minor though many of their routes are still unknown today. The presence of tin in some Phoenician artifacts suggests that they may have traveled to Britain. Some scientists speculate that they voyaged all the way to Central America, although this is disputed. According to Virgil's Aeneid and other ancient sources, the legendary Queen Dido was a Phoenician from Asia Minor who sailed to North Africa and founded the city of Carthage.
Mineral exploration is the process of finding ores (commercially viable concentrations of minerals) to mine. Mineral exploration is a much more intensive, organized and professional form of mineral prospecting and, though it frequently uses the services of prospecting, the process of mineral exploration on the whole is much more involved.
Additionally, France is determined to boost the production of "cultural and creative content" and the exploration of space and seabed, as well as producing 20 biomedicines against cancer and chronic diseases ....
The project aims to improve the perception of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) in three use cases, namely diver monitoring in turbid waters, seabed mapping, and exploration of coral reefs ... The application can be extended to exploration activities.
However, countries with coasts to the ocean such as Norway, Russia, Canada and Denmark have launched many projects on some parts of the Arctic seabed in order to explore sources close to them and to obtain energy from sources such as wind and water provided by the ocean.
They already have exploration permits for an expanse of international seabed as large as France and Germany combined, an area that is likely to expand rapidly ... The rulebook is being drawn up by the ISA, set up in 1994 by the UN to oversee sustainable seabed exploration for the benefit of all humanity.
Coinciding with Turkey’s removal from the UK travel red list, two major attractions designated as “underwater parks” for scuba divers to explore have been announced ... The wrecks are said to be suitable for divers at all levels, though with the given depths ranging from 3m to 350m a submersible would be necessary to explore the deepest.
...Earth where deep-sea mining exploration has occurred inside territorial waters ... He says it is not just deep-sea mining that disrupts the marine ecosystem, with runoff from logging operations also an issue, but he remembers when Nautilus vessels came to explore for seabed mining.
There's great interest among advocates of the fledgling sector in the polymetallic nodules found on the deepest seabed of the Pacific, but few regional countries are on board ...Nauru recently invoked a rule at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to allow seabed mining to commence within two years in its waters.
More than 1.5-million km2 of international seabed — roughly the size of Mongolia — has already been set aside for mineral exploration in the Pacific and Indian oceans and along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge... It has already approved 30 licences for the exploration of seabed minerals in ...
Explore Taif’s RoseGardens... And with underwater tourism in the kingdom in its infancy, scuba divers can expect uncrowded waters and a pristine sandy seabed when it comes to exploring Saudi Arabia's dramatic marine life.5 ... Hire a boat, pack your swimwear and go explore the pure white sand, clear waters and splendid isolation.6 ... .