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combustible ice;clean energy;energy source

China Wraps up Combustible Ice Mining Trial, Setting World Records[Jul 10, 2017]

China on Sunday completed a 60-day trial of mining gas hydrates, commonly known as combustible ice, in the South China Sea, marking breakthroughs in human's search for alternative clean energy sources. The trial exploration produced over 300,000 cubic meters of gas - mainly methane, with an average daily extraction of more than 5,000 cubic meters of high purity gas, and a highest daily output of 35,000 cubic meters.

undersea observation network;observation network;further study;undersea;sea

Observation Network for Seas Requires Further Study[Jul 07, 2017]

China's undersea observation network in the East China and South China seas requires further study and more experience, according to experts involved in the network development. China officially approved the plan to build the network in May and will invest 2 billion yuan ($292 million), which will be capable of all-weather and real time HD multi-interface observation from seabed to surface, China Central Television (CCTV) reported in May.

scientific paper;international collaboration;citation

China Ranks 3rd in Scientific Papers with Int'l Co-authorship: Report[Jul 05, 2017]

Chinese researchers issued 71,000 scientific papers that were the results of international collaboration in 2015, climbing to the third in the world, according to a report. In 2015, the average number of citations of Chinese papers with international partners was 1.5, higher than the global average level.

Yuanwang-3;ship check;space monitoring

Yuanwang-3 Completes Ship Check Mission, Ready for Chang'e-5 Lunar Probe Launch[Jun 30, 2017]

Chinese space-monitoring ship Yuanwang-3 has completed a 27-day maritime calibration mission and returned to port in east China's Jiangsu Province Thursday. The ship will take part in six maritime space monitoring missions as a part of the space expeditions scheduled for the second half of the year, which will include the launch of the Chang'e-5 lunar probe and BeiDou-3 satellite.

research vessel;marine research;Haiyang Dizhi

China Unveils Domestic Marine Research Vessel in Guangdong[Jun 29, 2017]

China Wednesday unveiled a new domestically built marine geological survey vessel in south China's Guangdong Province. China now has six marine geological research vessels in service, with plans to put Haiyang Dizhi-10, Haiyang Dizhi-8 and Haiyang Dizhi-9 into active service by the end of the year.

submersible;deep-diving sub;deep-diving;Jiaolong

Global Mission Set for Deep-diving Sub[Jun 26, 2017]

China will begin a global deep-sea scientific exploration mission with its Jiaolong manned deep-sea submersible starting in 2020, an official from the State Oceanic Administration said as the sub returned home on Friday. The grand mission is intended to strengthen China's capability in surveying and researching the deep-sea environment and resources and will earn the nation a bigger say in this field.

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