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Deep Sea Mining

All in the same boat: negotiations for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction...

Harriet Harden-Davies | 15 November 2018 “This is a chance to take a course correction while we still can…if we pull together, we can make...

Technology

The rise of low-cost ROVs and community submersibles

As a community, we discuss mining, management, and monitoring, as well as the regulations that shape them, in terms of governments, major corporations, and...

Policy Spotlight

Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative gathers ahead of the Deep-sea Biology Symposium...

The Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative is a collective of mostly marine scientists whose goal is to use science, technology, policy, law and economics to advise...
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Industry Releases

The Ocean No 6 returns to port in South China's Guangdong province on Nov 11, 2018. Photo courtesy Chinanews.com.

Chinese vessel collects cobalt samples in the Pacific.

Reuters | 11 November 2018 A Chinese deep-sea exploration vessel has returned to port in Guangdong after collecting samples of so-called cobalt-bearing crusts during a...

Mining the deep ocean will soon begin.

The Economist | 8 November 2018 Diva Amon, a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London, spotted her first whale skull in 2013, during...
Shanghai Bund skyline landmark ,Ecological energy renewable solar panel plant

A circular economy could save China five trillion dollars

chinadialogue | 30 October 2018 China could see big improvements in air quality, a reduction in carbon emissions and huge savings for business and households...
Seabed mining machinery Photo: Mike Smith

PNG earthquakes raise concerns over seabed mining project

Radio New Zealand | 15 October 2018 On Thursday last week, a magnitude 7.0 quake struck off the south coast of New Britain island, the second...
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Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

Matthew Stock | 20 September 2018 BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers...
Dr. Hamed Said Al Aufi, Undersecretary of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries expects job opportunities from the 32-country conference.

Oman plans to boost fisheries, mining, logistics jobs

Times News Service | 2 October 2018 Muscat: Oman aims to create jobs in the logistics, fisheries, mining, and energy sectors through a 32-country conference that...

New Battery Soaks Up Carbon Dioxide

 Prachi Patel | 4 October 2018 Researchers at MIT have made a new lithium-based battery that runs on carbon dioxide taken directly from a power plant. Their...
Autonomous underwater vehicle onboard the Maersk Launcher

DeepGreen research ship reports early positive findings of deep ocean metals

International Mining | 2 June 2018 The first of five ocean campaigns, co-sponsored with Maersk, bodes well for environmentally sustainable and economic recovery of metals....
Patania II, courtesy DEME.

DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’

PortNews | 18 September 2018 Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR), DEME’s subsidiary specialised in deep sea harvesting, has unveiled the nodule collector ‘Patania II’. 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

Discovery of vibrant deep-sea life prompts new worries over seabed mining

Amy Maxmen | 21 September 2018 Deep in the eastern central Pacific Ocean, on a stretch of sea floor nearly as big as the continental...
China is expected to produce more e-waste than the United States or the European Union by 2030 (Image: Global E-Waste Monitor)

The treasure hidden in our gadgets

Catherine Early | China Dialogue Gold is the most valuable metal in a phone. One tonne of gold ore contains around 1-5 grams of pure...
Photo: AFP

Futuna rejects seabed exploration and mining

Radio New Zealand | 14 September 2018 The rejection of any further exploration of the seabed was expressed at a meeting in Futuna with French...

Environment

All in the same boat: negotiations for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction...

Harriet Harden-Davies | 15 November 2018 “This is a chance to take a course correction while we still can…if we pull together, we can make...

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."