This Week in Deep-sea Mining – March 1, 2022


Economic Times: Indigenous submersible vehicle Matsya 6000 will be ready as planned for Samudrayaan: NIOT Director

Marine Link: Seatools Delivers Deep-sea mineral Collection Equipment for Allseas’ ‘Hidden Gem’

gCaptain: Outdated Laws Governing Undersea Cables Need Modernizing

Reuters: Renault and U.S. carmaker Rivian back moratorium on deep-sea mining

Bloomberg Green: Mysterious Deep-Ocean Creatures May Help Combat Climate Change

Stuff: In the Pacific, a rich vein of resources still doesn’t make for rich populations

Financial Times: Tesla’s reverse on battery cells signals shift for electric vehicles

Pew: More Science Is Needed to Manage Deep-Seabed Mining and Minimize Its Impact

Press Releases

The Metals Company: The Metals Company Welcomes Growing Recognition from Political and Military Leaders of Deep-Sea Nodules’ Potential to Strengthen National Security and Reshore Supply Chains for the Clean Energy Transition

The Metals Company: The Metals Company Appoints New Independent Board Director & Audit Committee Chair, Achieving 50-50 Gender Parity on Board

Seabed Minerals Authority (Cook Islands): Historic First Seabed Minerals Exploration Licences Granted

GSR: Preliminary Results from Deep Seabed Mining Trial Shared at Stakeholder Event

ISA: ISA Legal and Technical Commission announces the selection of candidates to benefit from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation training opportunities

ISA: Call for proposals for a consultancy to provide strategic support for the development and implementation of a media engagement strategy

ISA: ISA launches two art competitions to celebrate deep-sea exploration


While it is impossible to speculate on what the Russian invasion of Ukraine means for deep-sea mining at this time, undoubtably the impacts of both war and economic sanctions will affect every aspect of the industry, from financing, to knowledge sharing, to international negotiations. We invite any stakeholders affected by the conflict to reach out and share your experiences.