Yearly Archives: 2017

Deep Sea Mining Could Form Plumes: Dust Clouds Formed Within Sea

PIYALI RPY on THE SCIENCE TIMES | 30 April 2017 “According to HiTech Days, deep sea mining will also leave a mark on the planet Earth like any other type of mining. As per a statement from the managing director of Seascape Consultants, the biggest problem for the marine environment is the plumes. Plumes can […]

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Renewables’ deep-sea mining conundrum

DAVID SHUKMAN on BBC NEWS | 11 April 2017 “Their investigation of a seamount more than 500km (300 miles) from the Canary Islands has revealed a crust of “astonishingly rich” rock. Samples brought back to the surface contain the scarce substance tellurium in concentrations 50,000 times higher than in deposits on land. Tellurium is used […]

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NOAA to embark on 2017 American Samoa Expedition

From February to April 2017, NOAA and partners will conduct two telepresence-enabled ocean exploration cruises on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa, Samoa, and the Cook Islands, with an emphasis on the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument (RAMNM) and the National Marine […]

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Marine Mining Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast : 2024

Originally posted as Press Release By Transparency Market Research Energy | 17 February 2017 Global Marine Mining Market: Overview The depleting land-based mineral resources have stirred up marine mining activities that play a central role in the growth of the marine mining market. The immense potential of the market is prompting various mining companies to […]

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China’s deep-sea crewed submersible heads for Indian Ocean mining mission

China’s deep-sea manned Jiaolong submersible has embarked on a journey to conduct the country’s 38th oceanic scientific mission in preparation for potential mining of the sea bed. Carried by the advanced expedition ship Xiangyanghong 09, the craft departed from the port city of Qingdao in east Shandong Province on Monday morning. Jiaolong will be used to explore the […]

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New Study Reports Potential for Deepsea Mining Damage

A new international study has demonstrated that deepsea nodule mining will cause long-lasting damage to deepsea life. This study, led by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in the U.K., was the first to review all the available information on the impacts of small-scale sea-floor disturbances simulating mining activity. The experiments evaluated were much […]

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Seabed Mining could destroy Ecosystems

Panel to discuss deep-sea mining at AAAS Meeting

Originally posted as Press Release By Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 17 February 2017 Home to an immense diversity of marine life, the deep ocean also contains valuable minerals with metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, and gold, and rare-earth elements used in electronic technology like smart phones and medical imaging machines. As […]

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Subsea mining moves closer to shore

HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH KIEL (GEOMAR) | 9 February 2017 The demand for raw materials is rising continuously, forcing mining companies to use lower-grade ores and to explore at greater depths. This could lead to a decline in production in the coming decades. Many industrialized economies also depend on imports of metals for their […]

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