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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...
Ambassador Masahiko Kiya, the Ambassador for TICAD 7,MOFA Japan, Ambassador Soloman Maina, Kenya’s ambassador to Japan and Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya (Kenya Embassy)

Blue Economy: The new frontier for Africa’s growth – An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee...

Nikki Shimbun for Pulse Live Kenya | 8 February 2019 The blue economy in Africa is neglected,...
Rare minerals can be found in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone Geomar

Deep-sea mining could wreck the last unexplored ecosystem on Earth

Olive Heffernan for New Scientist | 31 January 2019 Some call it the final frontier. Having spent much of human history scouring – and...
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Ground-breaking deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance

Natricia Duncan for The Commonwealth | 29 January 2019 Commonwealth governments are set to benefit from a ground-breaking...
A nodule harvester. Image courtesy DeepGreen.

Metals for our Future

Chris Hinde for the Mining Beacon | 21 December 2018 In his presentation at the Mines and Money London...
Galathied crabs, shrimp, graze bacteria on vent mussels (NOAA)

Japan’s Grand Plans to Mine Deep-sea Vents

Martha Henriques for the BBC | 7 January 2019 Off the coast of Okinawa, a slim stretch of land...

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A nodule harvester. Image courtesy DeepGreen.

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

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Is this the end of Nautilus Minerals?

Last month brought grim news for the struggling Nautilus Minerals, once hailed as the world’s first viable deep-sea mining company. While ISA...