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The writing is on the wall for Solwara 1 – PNG should withdraw

See original release from the Deep Sea Mining Campaign PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Amid financial strife and looming litigation, Sir Arnold Amet, former Papua New Guinean Attorney General and Minister for Justice advises the PNG Government to terminate its joint partnership agreement with Nautilus, recoup its 15% stake in the Solwara 1 deep sea mining […]

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Challenges at Nautilus

Challenges at Nautilus Continue

A series of internal and external pressures have been plaguing the Canadian deep sea mining firm Nautilus Minerals for months with no clear resolution in sight.  The challenges facing Nautilus are hindering efforts to move forward on the Company’s flagship effort, the controversial Solwara One seabed mining project in Papua New Guinea’s Bismarck Sea.  DSM […]

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Solwara 1

Communities demand information on deep sea mining

  Helen Rosenbaum, spokesperson for The Deep Sea Mining Campaign, speaks to Pacific Beat (ABC News Australia) on legal proceedings that have been launched in Papua New Guinea to obtain documents relating to the Solwara 1 undersea mining project off the coast of New Ireland. Read the full article on ABC News Australia

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Solwara 1

Risky deep sea mining project just got a whole lot riskier!

See original release from the Deep Sea Mining Campaign Affected communities have launched legal proceedings in a bid to obtain key documents that would reveal to them and all Papua New Guineans whether the controversial “Solwara 1” deep sea mining project was approved lawfully.[1] Furthermore, due to deficiencies in the Solwara 1 Environmental Impact Statement, […]

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Legal action launched over the Nautilus Solwara 1 Experimental Seabed Mine

See original release from the Deep Sea Mining Campaign PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Coastal Communities have today launched legal proceedings against the PNG Government in a bid to obtain key documents relating to the licensing and the environmental, health and economic impacts of the Solwara 1 deep sea mining project. “Very little information about the Solwara 1 […]

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deep ocean

Unless we regain our historic awe of the deep ocean, it will be plundered

Laurence Publicover, University of Bristol and Katharine Hendry, University of Bristol In the memorable second instalment of Blue Planet II, we are offered glimpses of an unfamiliar world – the deep ocean. The episode places an unusual emphasis on its own construction: glimpses of the deep sea and its inhabitants are interspersed with shots of […]

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Nautilus Minerals under pressure

Nautilus Minerals Under Pressure

The past month has been anything but quiet over at Nautilus Minerals.  Changes in leadership, transparent financial stress and mobilized on-the-ground opposition have clashed with marked advances in technology and production timelines on the controversial Solwara One deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea. A positive 2017 second quarter left shareholders happy and Nautilus […]

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Deep Sea Mining Project

Investor alert: Deep sea mining project in last-ditch search for capital

See Deep Sea Mining Campaign’s original release Nijmegen, Netherlands and Brisbane, Australia, 25 October 2017 In a last ditch bid to rescue its experimental deep sea mining project ”Solwara 1”, the two largest shareholders of Nautilus Minerals Inc, Russian mining company Metalloinvest and Omani conglomerate MB Holdings, have formed a new company whose sole job […]

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Constitutional Right to Key Documents on Experimental Seabed Mining

See original release from the Deep Sea Mining Campaign   Papua New Guinea. Letters were lodged with the Ministry of Mining and Ministry of Environment and Conservation on September 5, 2017, signed by representatives of four communities across the Bismarck Sea and PNG. The letters note that Section 51 of the PNG Constitution provides the […]

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