Glomar Explorer


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The National Science Foundation has authorized a study of the feasibility of converting and operating the ship Glomar Explorer for deepsea scientific research drilling. The study will be undertaken by Global Marine Development, Inc., of Newport Beach, California, at a cost of about $75,000 and is expected to take three months.

If the study shows use of Explorer to be practical, the NSF may consider recommending to the administration and to the NSF's congressional committees conversion of Explorer for use in the Deep-Sea Drilling Project (DSDP), part of the NSF's Ocean Sediment Coring Program. The program is designed to increase understanding of the earth's crust beneath the oceans by studying cores of sediments and hard rocks taken from the ocean floor.