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Deep sea mining: good idea or huge mistake?

THE NAKED SCIENTISTS | 25 July 2017 Download Podcast or Listen Here:   "Now, we can explore the deep, with robots, manned submarines and we can use...
Minmetals

China Minmetals flags off deep-sea mining voyage

REUTERS | 29 August 2017 "BEIJING (Reuters) - China Minmetals Corp has flagged off its maiden deep-sea venture seeking minerals in the east Pacific...
Tanzania's President

Tanzania’s President Urges Increased Control of Mineral Wealth

OMAR MOHAMMED on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 26 July 2017 "Tanzanians are being cheated out of the country’s mineral wealth and should take more control of...
New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows

New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrows

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS | 10 January 2018 Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight metres below 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...
Nigeria

Nigeria looks to benefit from seabed mining

MARINELOG | 10 Aug 2017 "By working with the International Seabed Authority (ISBA), Nigeria is set to benefit from deep sea mining, said Dr. Dakuku...
hydrothermal deposit

Japan successfully undertakes large-scale deep-sea mineral extraction

THE JAPAN TIMES | 26 September 2017 "Japan has successfully tapped into a deposit of deep-sea mineral resources from a deep-water seabed off the coast...
Norway

Norway rumble over ‘Barents tax exemption’

REUTERS on UPSTREAM | 6 September 2017 "Green groups have slammed reported plans by the Norwegian government to make taxpayers rather than oil companies pay...
map of the ocean floor

Why the First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor is Stirring Controversial Waters

KYLE FRISCHKORN on SMITHSONIAN.COM | 13 July 2017 "In June, an international team of oceanographers launched the first effort to create a comprehensive map of all...
Ocean Biodiversity

Study: Deep Ignorance of the Deep Sea Threatens Ocean Biodiversity

MATTHEW O. BERGER on OCEANS DEEPLY | 29 August 2017 "The largest ecosystem on Earth – the deep sea – is one of the least...

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Deep-sea mining, as both an industry and community of practice, is highly engaged in the scientific process. From plume flow models to...
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The Rio Grande Rise is an almost completely unstudied, geologically intriguing, ecologically mysterious, potential lost continent in the deep south Atlantic. And it also...
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Diving Deep into Systems: Increasing Public Leverage in the Deep-sea Mining Conversation

Taking a systems approach to deep sea mining shows engaging the public is key to the sustainable development and governance of the industry.