Since 2006, and in accordance to Executive Yuan's Tai-Jin No. 0950001163 "Deep Ocean Water Resource Application and Development Project" of January 23, 2006, the Stone & Resources Center has been actively committed to green, untapped special resources. It has been exploring the development and application of deep ocean water industry, or the natural resource known as "blue gold".
According to research, given its geographic environment and superior oceanic environment, Eastern Taiwan is extremely suitable for the development of the deep ocean water industry. Deep Ocean Water is the water 200 meters below the surface and away from the sun. It is cold, clean, salient, mature, and stable. Before, it was mostly used to generate energy from temperature differentiation. However, due to economic unfeasibility, America and Japan have shifted their focus towards aquaculture, drinks, medicine, organic products, medical applications, recreational applications, and energy conservation. Since deep ocean water can be multi-purposed and multi-tiered, the industry and the product have a wide array of applications. The value is expanding as the industry chain is slowing forming. Researchers, businesses, and the government are also starting to explore its potential. This center formed the deep water analysis and environmental monitoring mechanism with government funding. This created the first long-term water analysis and environmental observation database in Taiwan for regional deep water and a trustworthy safeguard for the new industry