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European Parliament Calls for a Moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining

European Parliament Calls for a Moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining

TODD WOODY on OCEANS DEEPLY | 1 February 2018 As the International Seabed Authority (ISA) drafts regulations to govern the mining of the ocean for valuable minerals, the European Parliament has called for a ban on seabed mining until the environmental impacts and risks of disturbing unique deep-sea ecosystems are understood. In a resolution, the […]

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Blockchain-Based Treasure Search and Deep-Water Exploration

Blockchain-Based Treasure Search and Deep-Water Exploration

LANA SMILEY on COIN IDOL.com | 30 January 2018 “The unique solution will allow for much easier and more efficient searches for treasure, shipwrecks and underwater minerals. It will probably have the potential to disrupt the deep-sea mining industry. The solution is a mix of the existing underwater scanning technology and Artificial Intelligence, which allows […]

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Deep sea mining: Charting the risks of a new frontier

Deep sea mining: Charting the risks of a new frontier

DEUTSCHE WELLE | 24 January 2018 “The Earth’s oceans hide vast amounts of valuable minerals and metals, and as some onshore deposits run low, mining companies are looking for ways to make deep sea mining both technologically possible and profitable. This is partly driven by the need for so-called rare earth metals to produce the […]

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China leads the world in seabed minerals as mining area expands

GLOBAL TIMES | 23 January 2018 “China has expanded its international seabed mining area to 86,000 square kilometers in the last five years, the Ministry of Land and Resources said on its website on Tuesday. With the expanded area, China has become the country with the most categories of seabed mineral in the world. This […]

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How Scientists Use Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures to Fight Cancer

How Scientists Use Bioluminescent Deep-Sea Creatures to Fight Cancer

MATTHEW O. BERGER on OCEANS DEEPLY | 22 January 2018 Determining whether new immunotherapies are successfully fighting cancer cells can be difficult and expensive. Creatures from the depths of the ocean might be able to change that. Those were the findings of a recent research project, and they underscore what a number of scientists and […]

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Seabed Mining could destroy Ecosystems

Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

UNIVERSITY of EXETER | 22 January 2018 Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed mining proposals around the world. The deep sea (depths below 200m) covers about half of the Earth’s surface and is home to a vast range of species. Little is known […]

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Scientists Warns on Seabed Mining

Scientists Warns on Seabed Mining

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE | 22 January 2018 “Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deepsea ecosystems, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Exeter and Greenpeace. The deep sea (depths below 200m) covers about half of the Earth’s surface and is home to a vast range of species. […]

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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 Minerals Appoints New Chairman

Download Nautilus Minerals press release Toronto Ontario, January 16, 2018 – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus“) announces that Mr Tariq Al Barwani has been appointed to the role of non-executive Chairman. Mr Al Barwani joined the Company’s board in May 2016. He is a director and shareholder of […]

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Mongabay: 2017’s top 10 ocean news stories

Commentary by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY and PAUL DESALLES on MONGABAY | 27 December 2017 1. U.S. drops out of Paris In Mongabay’s 2015 ocean top 10 list, they celebrated the adoption of the Paris Agreement as a monumental achievement for slowing the warming, acidification and deoxygenation of our global oceans. In 2017, remaining nations like Afghanistan, […]

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