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Why the Ocean is the Next Frontier for a Gold Miner

ZAYAN GUEDIM on EDGY LABS | 10 July 2017 “With the increasing global demand for metals and minerals, many land-based deposits are being depleted or are being exploited at an increasingly intensive pace to meet an ever-increasing demand.  Seabed contains large quantities of metals and minerals. Land-based deposits of similar composition have been exhausted on […]

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deep-sea mining

UH professor joins warning on deep-sea mining

MICHAEL TSAI on HONOLULU STAR ADVERTISER | 9 July 2017 “A University of Hawaii oceanography professor is among an international team of scientists, economists and legal scholars warning that loss of biodiversity needs to be counted among the unavoidable and possibly irrevocable costs of deep-sea mining.” Read the full article on Honolulu Star Advertiser

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deep sea mining contracts

“Vast increase of applications for deep sea mining contracts”

MARKKU BJöRKMANN on MINING METAL NEWS | 29 June 2017 “Industry estimates that billions of tons of manganese, copper, nickel and cobalt lie on or beneath the seafloor. These metals are used in electrical generators and motors, metal alloys, batteries, paints, and many other products. “Undersea deposits of metals and rare earth elements are not […]

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Seabed Authority

Seabed Authority seeks to project itself

ALPHEA SAUNDERS on JAMAICA OBSERVER | 25 June 2017 “The International Seabed Authority (ISA) on Friday held a public forum to promote its presence and value in Jamaica and its relevance to the region. The three-hour-long session held at The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, was also an opportunity for several ISA contractors, […]

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diamonds

De Beers Searches the African Seabed for Diamonds

KEVIN CROWLEY on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 15 June 2017 “De Beers finds some of its most valuable diamonds on the Atlantic Ocean seabed off the coast of Namibia, and it’s betting there are a lot more to be discovered. The world’s biggest diamond producer has spent $157 million on a state-of-the-art exploration vessel that will […]

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polymetallic nodules

Rich deep-sea fauna on polymetallic nodules targeted for mining

Download press release By JPI OCEANS | 2 June 2017 An international group of researchers from Germany (Senckenberg am Meer), Belgium (Ghent University), France (Ifremer), and Portugal (MARE/IMAR-Azores and University of Aveiro) has published their results from a recent research campaign (SO-239, March-April 2015) onboard the new German research vessel SONNE in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture […]

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No to deep sea bed mining plans for Pacific, says PNG’s Cardinal Ribat

PMC EDITOR on ASIA PACIFIC REPORT | 31 May 2017 “Papua New Guinea’s Catholic Church leader has given a resounding “no” to deep sea mining after returning from his visit to Germany. The Archbishop of Port Moresby Archdiocese, Cardinal John Ribat, was highly critical of the proposed plans of the Canadian mining company Nautilus for […]

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Deep Seabed Mining

The International Seabed Authority and Deep Seabed Mining

MICHAEL LODGE in UN CHRONICLE | May 2017 “The deep ocean below 200 metres is the largest habitat for life on Earth and the most difficult to access. The sea floor, just like the terrestrial environment, is made up of mountain ranges, plateaus, volcanic peaks, canyons and vast abyssal plains. It contains most of the […]

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