A Study on Database System for Deep-sea Mineral Exploration

심해저 광물자원 탐사자료의 데이터베이스 구축연구

  • Park, Chan Young (Deepsea Research Center, Korea Research & Development Institute) ;
  • Ko, Young Tak (Deepsea Research Center, Korea Research & Development Institute) ;
  • Moon, Jai Woon (Deepsea Research Center, Korea Research & Development Institute) ;
  • Kim, Hyun Sub (Deepsea Research Center, Korea Research & Development Institute) ;
  • Ahn, Hong Il (Department of Mineral and Petroleum Engineering College of Engineering, Seoul National University)
  • 박찬영 (한국해양연구소 심해저자원연구센타) ;
  • 고영탁 (한국해양연구소 심해저자원연구센타) ;
  • 문재운 (한국해양연구소 심해저자원연구센타) ;
  • 김현섭 (한국해양연구소 심해저자원연구센타) ;
  • 안홍일 (서울대학교 공과대학 자원공학과)
  • Received : 1998.08.07
  • Accepted : 1998.11.21
  • Published : 1998.12.31


In order to utilize the data obtained during the deep-sea resources exploration program, the analysis of data structure and database were conducted to develop an appropriate data operating system called Deep-sea Database System. The Relation Data Base Management System, RDBMS, was chosen as a data managing system and the MS Access$^{TM}$ as a DB engine, and the MapInfo$^{TM}$ software as GIS tools. Problems in networking and security were detected and solved during the operation test. Accordingly, development of standardized operative procedure was proposed in obtaining raw data. This proposal will also be reflected in the subsequent phase of the deep-sea program. The Deep-sea Database System could be applied to the selection of potential mining sites and the estimation of economical efficiency over th KODOS (Korea Deep Ocean Study) region. It is also expected that this system might improve the efficiency of detail survey and help in the relinquishment process as a fulfillment of the obligation as a pioneer investor.