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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 --...

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From the Editor: An update on Solwara I and a call for article pitches.

This was a big month for deep-sea meetings, with workshops on risk management and high seas cable laying, as well as strong representation from...

Polymetallic Nodule and Sulphide Mining to Scale

To better help stakeholders visualize the scale of Polymetallic Nodule and Seafloor Massive Sulphide mining, we created this short info-graphic highlighting the size of...
The Honotua Cable that crosses CCZ Block 1, based on ISA’s maps. Image courtesy Business Wire.

Without “due regard”, mining may get snagged on submerged cables

Representatives from the International Seabed Authority, the deep-sea mining community, and the International Cable Protection Committee met last week in Bangkok for the Second Workshop...