NOTE: I have edited this in the hope that it will be deemed on-topic, as the previous version was too story-based. I have checked the guidelines for fixing story-based questions and believe it complies with them.
In this second manifestation of my question , I am once again asking what it would take for a team of scientists, with state-of-the-art modern-day technology, to explore a previously undiscovered* island roughly 55,000km2 in size, that is hidden from government satellites and has never been set foot on before (by a human).
Conditions on the island to consider:
- The island is inhabited by ample fauna and flora.
- Most of the island is covered in jungle and tropical savanna.
- It is situated towards the northern end of the Ninety East Ridge, Indian Ocean.
- As said, it has a rough area of about 55,000km2.
Note: I have tried to make this as non-story based as possible. Here is an extract from the "Why is my question too story-based?" page:
Off topic: Would Joe Marine 17 climb this hill wearing his backpack
On topic: Could a well-trained marine wearing a 30kg weight backpack complete a 1-mile route with 500' of ascent in 10 minutes
Off topic: Would government X pass law Y
On topic: What could cause a government to pass such-and-such law given these societal conditions
I have adjusted the old question to fit these guidelines,and I assure you that this is the best I can do. Some of the most popular questions on the site at the moment have a similar style to the edited version of this, so I hope it will get opened again.