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Kelvin Passfield of Te Ipukarea Society. Photo: RNZ/ Sally Round

Call for Cooks’ seabed mining licences to require risk research

Radio New Zealand | 21 November 2018 In recent weeks, the government has been holding public meetings to hear feedback on its plan to open...

Deep sea mining zone hosts carbon dioxide-consuming bacteria, scientists discover

Phys Org | 20 November 2018 Scientists have discovered that bacteria in the deepest parts of the seafloor are absorbing carbon dioxide and could be...
The OK Tedi gold mine, which caused huge environmental problems in New Guinea, is an example of how mining can go horribly wrong, a letter-writer says.

Deep sea mining: Riches or ruin?

Cook Island News | 19 November 2018 Before matters proceed to the point of no return, we the Iti Tangata need to ask whether mining...

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...
The Ocean No 6 returns to port in South China's Guangdong province on Nov 11, 2018. Photo courtesy Chinanews.com.

Chinese vessel collects cobalt samples in the Pacific.

Reuters | 11 November 2018 A Chinese deep-sea exploration vessel has returned to port in Guangdong after collecting samples of so-called cobalt-bearing crusts during a...

Mining the deep ocean will soon begin.

The Economist | 8 November 2018 Diva Amon, a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London, spotted her first whale skull in 2013, during...
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A circular economy could save China five trillion dollars

chinadialogue | 30 October 2018 China could see big improvements in air quality, a reduction in carbon emissions and huge savings for business and households...
Seabed mining machinery Photo: Mike Smith

PNG earthquakes raise concerns over seabed mining project

Radio New Zealand | 15 October 2018 On Thursday last week, a magnitude 7.0 quake struck off the south coast of New Britain island, the second...
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Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

Matthew Stock | 20 September 2018 BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers...
Dr. Hamed Said Al Aufi, Undersecretary of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries expects job opportunities from the 32-country conference.

Oman plans to boost fisheries, mining, logistics jobs

Times News Service | 2 October 2018 Muscat: Oman aims to create jobs in the logistics, fisheries, mining, and energy sectors through a 32-country conference that...

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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...