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Nautilus New Era contract acquired by Ocean Energy Ventures.

Offshore | 27 November 2018 SINGAPORE – Ocean Energy Ventures (OEV) and Quippo Oil and Gas have acquired the Fujian Mawei newbuild hull MW301-1. The vessel, under...

Scientists warn against deep-sea mining after key carbon cycle discovery

Kirsteen Paterson | 20 November 2018 As many as 16 contractors from countries including the UK, Germany, France and Korea have secured exploration rights to...
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...
Shanghai Bund skyline landmark ,Ecological energy renewable solar panel plant

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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How to access a research paper.

Deep-sea mining, as both an industry and community of practice, is highly engaged in the scientific process. From plume flow models to...
Cut rock samples from the Rio Grande Rise show Fe-Mn crusts (black and gray) growing on various types of iron-rich substrate rocks (pale to dark brown). Photo credit: Kira Mizell, USGS.

A lost continent rich in cobalt crusts could create a challenging precedent for mineral...

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.