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 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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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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seabed mining areas

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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