Working & Learning at the University of Edinburgh – Student Ambassador, Geologist, Red Lichtie

Working & Learning at the University of Edinburgh – Student Ambassador, Geologist, Red Lichtie

The blog covers my life at the University of Edinburgh as a geology student, Student Ambassador and as a resident presiding in the Athens of the North. If you want to learn about the amazing geology of Scotland or explore the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde nature of the city, this is the space to chart! I cover poetry, geology seminars, field trips, university life, tourism in Edinburgh and everything Scottish.

Part 5 of Geology, Politics and Philosophy: Example of the Future in Mining, Hydrothermal Ore Deposits and Soviet Submarines

The Topic Idea

Deep sea mining has an interesting start. It started in the 1970s with the CIA hunting and trying to retrieve a sunken Soviet submarine.

A schematic of manganese nodules mining on the deep sea floor. Environmental impacts are underlined.

 

A diagram of Project Azorian’s retrieval mechanism on display at the International Spy Museum (Courtesy of the International Spy Museum)

America turned to the guys who made the U-2 and SR-71

The recovery site of К-129 based on the intersection of three circles marking the distances to Long Beach, CA, Pearl Harbor, HI, and Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka.

The Glomar Explorer

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