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Deep Sea Mining

Dr. Diva Amon earns the inaugural ISA Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence...

Dr. Diva Amon, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the UK Natural History Museum, was presented with the Secretary-General’s Award for Excellence in Deep-sea Research...

Technology

Welcome to DSM Observer’s 2018 New Year Edition

Happy 2018 and welcome to our new year’s edition of the DSM Observer.  As our readers return from holiday breaks and family gatherings, we...

Policy Spotlight

The ISA’s Biggest Issue of 2018

As we move into the International Seabed Authority’s (ISA) 24th annual meeting (part 1), DSM Observer caught up with some of the seabed mining...
"The biggest single issue facing the International Seabed Authority (ISA) this year is the development of the Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Seabed beyond areas of national jurisdiction," said Thembilie Joyini, Republic of South Africa
ISA to Meet in Kingston

ISA to Meet in Kingston

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Industry Releases

An artist’s rendering of a deep-sea vehicle designed by Dutch company Royal IHC to harvest polymetallic nodules from the seabed. (Royal IHC)

Hurry Up and Wait: Big Decisions on Seabed Mining Remain Unresolved

Todd Woody | 25 July 2018 It felt like Groundhog Day at the International Seabed Authority last week. When delegates to the United Nations-chartered organization met...
The guidelines, the result of a three-year international effort, should help identify areas of particular environmental importance where no mining should occur. (Image: Mountains in the Sea 2004. Courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration.)

Experts come up with plan for protecting deep-sea life from mining.

Cecilia Jamasmie | 11 July 2018 The guidelines, published this month in the journal Science Advances and the result of a three-year international effort, should help identify areas...

Murky waters.

Janet Davison at CBC | 5 August 2018 They don’t look like much at first, the black, potato-shaped blobs that lie scattered on the seabed,...
Deep sea mining could destroy underwater Lost City, scientists warn

Deep sea mining could destroy underwater Lost City, scientists warn

ED CONWAY on SKY NEWS | 5 March 2018 "One of the world's most important sites of scientific interest has been officially designated as part...
Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean development

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

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | 5 March 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Earth's vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to...
Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and...

JEREMY BURKE on BUSINESS INSIDER MALAYSIA | 5 March 2018 "There’s a spectacular, uncharted alien world right off the Gulf Coast, and a recent National...
metals prices

S&P’s sees further improvement in most metal prices in year ahead

MEGAN VAN WYNGAARDT on MINING WEEKLY | 5 March 2018 "Metals prices have benefited from the improved global economy and from a recently weaker US...
Global metals exploration likely to rise 20% in 2018 – S&P Global

Global metals exploration likely to rise 20% in 2018 – S&P Global

HENRY LAZENBY on MINING WEEKLY | 5 March 2018 Global mining exploration budgets are expected to swell about 20% this year, bolstered by the generally...
Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) Director Purchases $345,750.00 in Stock

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) Director Purchases $345,750.00 in Stock

XAVIER HOLT on DISPATCH TRIBUNAL | 2 March 2018 "Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CODA) Director Mary Losty bought 75,000 shares of the firm’s stock in...
New Sponsor for Marine Science

New Sponsor for Marine Science

AISWARYA LAKSHMI on MARINELINK | 2 March 2018 "The International Seabed Authority (ISA), the agency responsible for regulating mining and related activities in the international...
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority Launches Consultation for its New Strategic Plan

The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority Launches Consultation for its New Strategic Plan

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 1 March 2018 JAMAICA, Kingston - -  On Monday 26 February 2018, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority presented its Draft...
Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 1 March 2018 A Guam-based lawyer says the international community's legal position largely ignores environmental safeguards when it comes to Deep...

Environment

Welcome to DSM Observer’s 2018 New Year Edition

Happy 2018 and welcome to our new year’s edition of the DSM Observer.  As our readers return from holiday breaks and family gatherings, we...

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."