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Offcase for ocean mapping aff?

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Hi, can someone help me with some offcase for the ocean mapping aff?
Info about the aff: Exact Plan Text: The United States federal government should substantially increase its exploration of the Earth’s oceans by mapping the ocean floor.

Harm Areas (with explanation):

Harm 1: Economy
Economic collapse is inevitable unless changes to chokeholds in maritime trade are solved. Economic crises lead to global war.

Harm 2: Methane Release
Natural gas reserves will soon be depleted; mapping ocean floor advances development of hydrate reserves. Without it, US faces oil shortage and lack of energy security leading to extinction

Solvency Mechanisms:
Government is key to methane hydrate expansion. Technology of autonomous underwater vehicles and 3D mapping exists, just needs government support.

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I've thought the same thing, I personally go mostly case for these Affs but here's some ideas-

Econ - what chokeholds are they specifying that isn't currently mapped?

Methane - we have big methane research projects going on now.

Solvency - why isn't the tech being used then?

 

Off case:

Expanding trade could interfere with naval practices

Link a da to auv's there's a theft tech da on open Evi that I know of.

International relations da, anything you want, china, Russia, their mapping the whole ocean, that's gonna violate at least one countries territory that doesn't like us.

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Ok the aff : 

Firstly Topicality -  this aff isnt topical the ocean floor is so different than the ocean itself

 

Not really sure this is a winning strategy.

 

Read a disad to methane extraction--causes methane blowouts.

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 Its not winning most of the time , but ive hit the aff and the teams he's talking about , like T+heidegger+Federalism was the A strat  but we won on T and Fedearlism just to ensure the ballot 

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