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Deep Sea Mining

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

The Rio Grande Rise is an almost completely unstudied, geologically intriguing, ecologically mysterious, potential lost continent in the deep south Atlantic. And it also...

Technology

Global Sea Mineral Resources unveils the Patania II nodule collector

This week, Global Sea Mineral Resources unveiled Patania II, a pre-prototype polymetallic nodule collector built to work in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Patania II...

Policy Spotlight

All in the same boat: negotiations for biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction...

Harriet Harden-Davies | 15 November 2018 “This is a chance to take a course correction while we still can…if we pull together, we can make...
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A polymetallic nodule. (Image: Nautilus Minerals)

Deep seabed mining: key questions

Jessica Aldred for chinadialogue ocean | 26 February 2019 What is deep sea mining? It’s...
A crustacean looking out from within a deep sea octocoral, 1,150m beneath the Gulf of Mexico. (Image: NOAA)

The future of deep seabed mining

Jessica Aldred for chinadialogue ocean | 24 February 2019 It’s one of the coldest, darkest places on earth,...

The perils of mining the deep

Matthew Gianni and Sian Owen for The Economist World Ocean Initiative | 11 February 2019 The deep seabed...
Mushroom soft coral with feeding polyps extended on the Davidson Seamount, at 1,470m below. Some deep sea corals can live for several thousand years, making them the oldest organisms on the planet. (NOAA)

Species threatened by deep-sea mining

Ned Pennant-Rea for chinadialogue ocean | 28 February 2019 The UN has described the deep sea as “the...
The remotely-operated Hercules searches for deep sea fauna. (Image: NOAA)

We should explore the deep ocean, not mine it

Diva Amon for chinadialogue ocean | 4 March 2019 Human activity is transforming the planet and the deep...
Ambassador Masahiko Kiya, the Ambassador for TICAD 7,MOFA Japan, Ambassador Soloman Maina, Kenya’s ambassador to Japan and Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya (Kenya Embassy)

Blue Economy: The new frontier for Africa’s growth – An interview with Siddharth Chatterjee...

Nikki Shimbun for Pulse Live Kenya | 8 February 2019 The blue economy in Africa is neglected,...
Rare minerals can be found in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone Geomar

Deep-sea mining could wreck the last unexplored ecosystem on Earth

Olive Heffernan for New Scientist | 31 January 2019 Some call it the final frontier. Having spent much of human history scouring – and...
Image credit: Nekton

Ground-breaking deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance

Natricia Duncan for The Commonwealth | 29 January 2019 Commonwealth governments are set to benefit from a ground-breaking...
A nodule harvester. Image courtesy DeepGreen.

Metals for our Future

Chris Hinde for the Mining Beacon | 21 December 2018 In his presentation at the Mines and Money London...
Galathied crabs, shrimp, graze bacteria on vent mussels (NOAA)

Japan’s Grand Plans to Mine Deep-sea Vents

Martha Henriques for the BBC | 7 January 2019 Off the coast of Okinawa, a slim stretch of land...
Cooks legislation

Seabed mining project in PNG gets $500,000 loan

Radio New Zealand | 27 December 2018 A troubled deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea has been...
A new species of the sea-anemone-like Relicanthus clings to a sponge stalk on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.Credit: D. J. Amon & C. R. Smith

How to Protect the Deep Sea

By Conn Nugent for the Pew Charitable Trusts | 28 December 2018 The International Seabed Authority (ISA) was established...

Environment

Mapping the online conversation around Deep-sea Mining.

Social media offers a snapshot of the human networks surrounding a particular issue. It makes public the conversations and relationships that once...

Science Briefs

Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean...

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | 5 March 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Earth's vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to...
"I think this is a particularly useful approach when we think of new and emerging uses," Sarah Lester said. "There's a trend toward new ocean industries -- whether it's aquaculture, alternative energy or deep sea mining -- that could make great use of this approach."