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Deep Sea Mining

Krypton Ocean: big vision and small steps towards mining the seafloor.

One of the fascinating aspects of the deep-sea mining community is how much history is shared among contractors. Nautilus Minerals, GSR, DeepGreen,...

Technology

What’s next for deep-sea mining in 2019?

1. Outcomes from the LTC. In the next few weeks, the Legal and Technical Committee will release their draft regulations for mining...

Policy Spotlight

The Five Most Talked about Moments from the ISA Council Meeting

It was a cool week in Kingston as representatives from member states, observers, NGOs, and other stakeholders gathered at the International Seabed Authority to...
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Michael W Lodge

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...
high seas treaty

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...
Mushroom soft coral with feeding polyps extended on the Davidson Seamount, at 1,470m below. Some deep sea corals can live for several thousand years, making them the oldest organisms on the planet. (NOAA)

Species threatened by deep-sea mining

Ned Pennant-Rea for chinadialogue ocean | 28 February 2019 The UN has described the deep sea as “the...
The remotely-operated Hercules searches for deep sea fauna. (Image: NOAA)

We should explore the deep ocean, not mine it

Diva Amon for chinadialogue ocean | 4 March 2019 Human activity is transforming the planet and the deep...

Environment

A year of discovery in the deep sea

2018 was a banner year for studies highlighting the importance of hydrothermal vents not just to the highly specialized communities that thrive...

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."