• Short Summary

    MASS EXPLOITATION OF THE MINERAL RESOURCES AND FOOD TO BE FOUND ON THE OCEAN BEDS IS BEING STUDIED BY THE WORLD'S TOP OCEANOLOGISTS AT A WEEK-LONG CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION IN THE BRITISH SOUTH-COAST TO TOWN OF BRIGHTON.

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    SOVIET RESEARCH SHIP PERSUES; SEABED EQUIPMENTS; DIVERS SUITS; UNDERWATER DISPLAY TANKS; SEABED VEHICLES; RECOMPRESSION CHAMBERS; JAPANESE STAND; MODELS OF SEABED WITH MEN AND VEHICLES




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    Background: MASS EXPLOITATION OF THE MINERAL RESOURCES AND FOOD TO BE FOUND ON THE OCEAN BEDS IS BEING STUDIED BY THE WORLD'S TOP OCEANOLOGISTS AT A WEEK-LONG CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION IN THE BRITISH SOUTH-COAST TO TOWN OF BRIGHTON. THE GATHERING, NAMED "OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 69" OPENED TODAY.

    "OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 69" IS THE FIRST WORLDWIDE ATTEMPT EVER MADE TO PROBE THE SECRETS OF THE SEAS, AND ALREADY EXPERTS ARE PREDICTING THAT IT COULD CHANGE THE WEALTH IF MANY NATIONS AND PLAY A BIG PART RELIEVING THE THREAT OF HUNGER IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.

    ONE MAN PRESENT AT THE SYMPOSIUM HAS ALREADY SWITCHED FROM SPACE RESEARCH TO OCEAN-FLOOR STUDY. HE IS THE FORMER U.S. ASTRONAUT SCOTT CARPENTER - AMERICA'S FIRST MAN INTO SPACE AND NOW A LEADING SEABED EXPLORER.

    ALSO VISITING BRIGHTON THIS WEEK IS THE SOVIET RESEARCH VESSEL PERSEUS, PACKED WITH OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT.

    FOURTEEN DIFFERENT NATIONS ARE ATTENDING THE EXHIBITION AND MANY OF THEM HAVE PUT ON DISPLAY THEIR LATEST SEABED RESEARCH EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING DEEP-DIVING VEHICLES IN WHICH MEN CAN LIVE FOR WEEKS WITHOUT SURFACING, MACHINERY EQUIPPED FOR MINING ON THE OCEAN FLOOR, AND DIVING KIT IN WHICH MEN CAN WALK THE SEABED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA38O3J8BY9G0DMPJMRJOMT58X5
    Media URN:
    VLVA38O3J8BY9G0DMPJMRJOMT58X5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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