The East Sea's deep water is grabbing enormous attention from all over the world due to its clean and high quality technology potential. Deep water contains various materials which can accelerate the growth of agricultural products. It can be found approximately 200m under the sea, and the quality and temperature of the water sustains the natural minerals within it. The United States and Japan have already begun deep water mineral businesses.
The Korean government has started research in the East Sea. Gangneung is right by the East Sea, and the mayor is putting tremendous effort in developing deep water technology.