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Deep Sea Mining

OEV acquires Nautilus production support vessel

Daniel Gleeson for International Mining | 12 December 2018 Ocean Energy Ventures (OEV), a subsidiary of the MDL Energy...
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...

Bacteria that consumes carbon dioxide has been discovered at the bottom of the Pacific...

Hannah Osborne | 11 November 2018 Bacteria that absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) and potentially turns itself into a food source for other sea creatures has...
A manganese-crusted rock sample being grabbed from the Te Tukunga o Fakahotu dive site, just north of the Manihiki Plateau, near the Cook Islands. Photo: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin.

Cooks opposition in the dark over seabed mining

Radio New Zealand | 10 December 2018 The Cook Islands opposition MP Selina Napa has asked the government to...
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PNG Police condemn anti-deep sea mining comments

PAPUA NEW GUINEA TODAY | 4 April 2017 "The Royal PNG Constabulary has condemned an anti-deep sea mining campaigner’s statement that was recently made on...

Locals threaten armed campaign against PNG seabed mine

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 1 May 2017 "A campaigner against deep sea mining says locals have threatened to take up arms if a seabed mining...
A nodule harvester. Image courtesy DeepGreen.

DeepGreen closer to ocean mining battery metals after Swiss cash injection

Cecilia Jamasmie for Mining Com | 10 June 2019 Canada’s DeepGreen Metals, a start-up planning to extract...
A manganese-crusted rock sample being grabbed from the Te Tukunga o Fakahotu dive site, just north of the Manihiki Plateau, near the Cook Islands. Photo: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Mountains in the Deep: Exploring the Central Pacific Basin.

Cooks’ deep sea mining exploration will lead to impact assessment

Radio New Zealand | 23 November 2018 By offering tenders for deep sea exploration the environmental risks of extracting minerals from the seabed will be...
Solwara One Project

Limited Benefits in Solwara One Project

PNG POST-COURIER | 1 October 2017 "The issue of benefits has been one of the main concerns of the leaders of both New Ireland and...
subsea mining

The Price of Subsea Mining

KIRA COLEY on MARINE TECHNOLOGY NEWS | 24 October 2017 "Over millions of years, metal particles accrete onto sediment grains slowly forming lumps of commercially-valuable...

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Greenpeace organized a peaceful demonstration on the protection of the ocean outside the headquarters of the ISA. Photo ENB.

From the Editor: Big moves at the second part of the 25th Session of...

Last week saw the conclusion of the 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority. Though much progress was made, significant work still...
Indian research vessel exploring the 75,000 km sq. ISA lease block. Photo courtesy The Hindu.

India launches ambitious new deep ocean research agenda

Of all the world’s oceans, the Indian Ocean is among the least explored. This is especially true in the deep Indian Ocean, which...
DOSI delegation, including Guilhon and Cambronero, at the ISA.

Deep-sea mining and the future: Students share their experience as first-time observers at the...

Being deep-sea scientists is all about wandering into the unknown, strongly driven by our research motivations. Some people say that life is all about...