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Privately funded human-occupied vehicle returns from Challenger Deep

For only the third time in history, a human-occupied vehicle made the 11-kilometer journey into Challenger Deep, the deepest point in the...

Policy Spotlight

Imagining Worst Case Scenarios: The legacy of nuclear weapons lost at...

What would you do if you found a nuclear weapon while preparing for, carrying out, or after conducting mining operations at sea? Would you...
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What we’ve missed in the Abyss: Mining 40 years of cruise reports for biodiversity...

Andrew Thaler for Southern Fried Science In the forty years since that first discovery, hundreds of research...
A nodule harvester. Image courtesy DeepGreen.

DeepGreen closer to ocean mining battery metals after Swiss cash injection

Cecilia Jamasmie for Mining Com | 10 June 2019 Canada’s DeepGreen Metals, a start-up planning to extract...
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Regulating deep sea mining

Secretary-General Micael Lodge for the Economist | 2 April 2019 Deep sea mineral exploration is one of the most...
Future marine sanctuaries? Image: Greenpeace

This is what a planet-wide network of ocean sanctuaries could look like

Emma Charleton for World Economic Forum | 10 April 2019 What comes to mind when you think of...

Directors exit seabed mining company

Radio New Zealand | 9 April 2019 Last week, Nautilus Minerals had its common shares delisted from the...
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First ever high-seas conservation treaty would protect life in international waters

Alex Fox for Science | 3 April 2019 No flag can claim the high seas, but many nations...
Cooks legislation

PNG seabed mining company delisted from stock exchange

Radio New Zealand | 1 April 2019 The company behind a troubled deep sea mining project in Papua...
Venting fumeroles just from the crown of Godzilla hydrothermal vent. Ocean Networks Canada.

Deep-sea mining: regulating the unknown

Amber Cobley for The Ecologist | 15 March 2019 If you ask someone to describe the deep sea, the...
A new species of the sea-anemone-like Relicanthus clings to a sponge stalk on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.Credit: D. J. Amon & C. R. Smith

Bus-size robot set to vacuum up valuable metals from the deep sea

Paul Voosen for Science | 14 March 2019 Sometimes the sailors' myths aren't far off: The deep ocean really...
A polymetallic nodule. (Image: Nautilus Minerals)

Deep seabed mining: key questions

Jessica Aldred for chinadialogue ocean | 26 February 2019 What is deep sea mining? It’s...
A crustacean looking out from within a deep sea octocoral, 1,150m beneath the Gulf of Mexico. (Image: NOAA)

The future of deep seabed mining

Jessica Aldred for chinadialogue ocean | 24 February 2019 It’s one of the coldest, darkest places on earth,...

The perils of mining the deep

Matthew Gianni and Sian Owen for The Economist World Ocean Initiative | 11 February 2019 The deep seabed...

Environment

A big-hearted iron snail is the first deep-sea species to be...

In 2001, on an expedition to hydrothermal vent fields in the Indian Ocean, researchers made a bizarre discovery. Clustered in small aggregations...

Science Briefs

Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean...

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | 5 March 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Earth's vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to...
"I think this is a particularly useful approach when we think of new and emerging uses," Sarah Lester said. "There's a trend toward new ocean industries -- whether it's aquaculture, alternative energy or deep sea mining -- that could make great use of this approach."