Container ships currently use bunker fuel, a residue from crude oil that is cheaper but dirtier than petrol and diesel © Bloomberg

Maersk pledges to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050

Richard Milne for the Financial Times | 4 December 2018 The world’s largest container shipping company has pledged to cut net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, challenging an industry that is both one of the main transporters of global trade and one of the biggest polluters to come up with radical solutions in the […]

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Nautilus Minerals' PSV under construction

Nautilus jumps on possible support vessel reprieve

Mining Journal | 7 December 2018 Marine mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals jumped 20% in Toronto this week after it revealed plans to form a new joint venture with arm’s length third parties to fund completion of its production support vessel (PSV) in China. Read the full article here: Nautilus jumps on possible support vessel reprieve.

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Marine Advanced Technology Education: 6-month at-sea marine technician internship

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 6-MONTH AT-SEA INTERNSHIP.  Internship Requirements To apply for an internship, the requirements are: Students must be: At least 18 years of age. A current undergraduate student or very recently graduated from an undergraduate program from a US institution and a citizen of the United States or its possessions; international students […]

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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

The final frontier: who owns the oceans and their hidden treasures?

Zoe Tabary for Thomson Reuters Foundation | 4 December 2018 LONDON, Dec 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Ransom-hungry pirates, polar explorers, offshore oil giants – the race for the riches of the world’s final frontier is on. From Thailand to Alaska, the battle to tap ever-dwindling resources from minerals to fish is spurring new conflicts over […]

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Nautilus Provides Corporate Update

Vancouver, British Columbia, December 2, 2018 – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus“) provides the following corporate update. Nautilus is currently negotiating the terms of an agreement with arm’s length third parties that would involve the creation of a new joint venture company (the “Vessel JV”) to be owned by the third […]

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Photo by Drew Bewely, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Alvin Submersible Makes 5,000th Dive

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute | 26 November 2018 Alvin, the country’s only deep-diving research submersible capable of carrying humans to the sea floor, reached another milestone in its long career on November 25, 2018, when the sub made its 5,000th dive during an expedition to the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. Read the […]

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International Cable Protection Committee celebrates the 60th anniversary of its first submarine cable protection initiatives

After six decades, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) continues to fulfil its mission by advancing submarine cable protection worldwide. Today, marks the 60th anniversary of the ICPC’s first Plenary held on 26 November 1958. In the mid-1950’s, a group of submarine cable systems operators formed The Cable Damage Committee (CDC). At the inception of […]

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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 able to be assessed, the Cook Islands government says. The government plans to open tenders for five-year, deep sea mining exploration licences at the beginning of next year. And while […]

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