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What we’ve missed in the Abyss: Mining 40 years of cruise reports for biodiversity and research effort data from deep-sea hydrothermal vents.

Andrew Thaler for Southern Fried Science In the forty years since that first discovery, hundreds of research expedition ventured into the deep oceans to study and understand the ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents. In doing so, they discovered thousands of new species, unraveled the secrets of chemosynthesis, and fundamentally altered our understanding of what it […]

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

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

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | 5 March 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Earth’s vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to alternative energy, but planning for the sustainable coexistence of different and competing industries has proved a complicated task. Now, researchers led by Florida State University Assistant Professor of Geography Sarah […]

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The ISA’s Biggest Issue of 2018

As we move into the International Seabed Authority’s (ISA) 24th annual meeting (part 1), DSM Observer caught up with some of the seabed mining community’s key actors to ask them a single question, “What is the biggest single issue facing the ISA this year?” The respondents, representing a range of stakeholder groups, include an ISA […]

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Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 1 March 2018 A Guam-based lawyer says the international community’s legal position largely ignores environmental safeguards when it comes to Deep Sea Mining. Blue Ocean Law’s Julian Aguon says the International Seabed Authority does not give due consideration to the precautionary principle or the prevention of transboundary harm when issuing exploration […]

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Nautilus Announces Preliminary Economic Assessment Nautilus Appoints Chief Operating Officer Nautilus Minerals Officer Update bridge loans Nautilus receives additional bridge loans

Nautilus Announces Preliminary Economic Assessment for its Solwara 1 Project

Download the Nautilus Minerals Press Release Toronto  Ontario, February 27, 2018 – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus”) is pleased to announce the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) prepared by AMC Consultants Pty Ltd (“AMC”), contained in an independent National Instrument 43-101 (“NI 43-101”) technical report, for […]

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The secret on the ocean floor

The Secret on the Ocean Floor

DAVID SHUKMAN on BBC NEWS  | 19 February 2018 We’ve drilled the ocean floor for oil and gas, scarred it with trenches for communications cables, poisoned it with old radioactive waste and chemical weapons, and polluted its remotest corners with a blizzard of discarded plastic. So, is mining a step too far? I put that […]

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International Seabed Authority internship associate legal officer environmental management plans Women and girls in science ISA Releases Stakeholder Submissions to Draft Exploitation Regulations

ISA Secretary-General Highlights the Process of Regulatory Development as well as the Need to Establish Additional Regional Environmental Management Plans

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 18 February 2018 JAMAICA, Kingston – – Fifty years ago, the international community took a decision to set aside the resources of the seabed beyond national jurisdiction as the common heritage of mankind and to place its administration in the hands of an international organization to be created for that specific […]

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Blue Growth

New Book Features Seabed Mining Among EU “Blue Growth” Industries

River Publishers has released Building Industries at Sea: ‘Blue Growth’ and the New Maritime Economy.   The book highlights four promising areas of activity identified by the European Union for their ‘Blue Growth’ potentials. The chosen sectors are Aquaculture; Renewable Energy (offshore wind, wave and tide); Seabed Mining; and Biotechnology.  Each area has experienced a rise […]

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