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Cook Islands Partners to Explore Pacific Bounty

The government of the Cook Islands, through the Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC), entered into an agreement in September with U.S. based Ocean Minerals, LLC (OML) for the exclusive right for up to 18 months to prospect and explore high value polymetallic nodules over approximately 23,000 square kilometers of the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone […]

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Research Missions Explore Deep Seabed

Exploring some of the world’s most remote ocean regions is no small task, especially when the mission includes investigation of benthic habitats and features on the forefront of interest to the deep seabed mining industry.  Yet a slurry of such expeditions has recently been undertaken, launching headlines around the world and contributing to our scientific […]

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Geologists strike seabed gold in peninsular India

JHIMLI MUKHERJEE PANDEY on THE TIMES OF INDIA | 17 July 2017 “Kolkata: Scientists from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered the presence of millions of tonnes of precious metals and minerals deep under the waters that surround peninsular India. The vast repository and the prospect of finding huge amounts of previously untapped […]

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Marine Mineral Resources to Benefit All Including Landlocked States

ALLAFRICA | 11 May 2017 “Seabed mining experts from all over the world convened from 2 to 4 May 2017 in the capital of the landlocked state of Uganda to discuss opportunities and explore the potentials of marine mineral resources in contributing to the regional and global development goals. This groundbreaking event was a first […]

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Newly discovered ‘Casper’ octopod at risk from deep-sea mining

CELL PRESS | 19 December 2016 Last spring, researchers made headlines with the discovery of what was surely a new species of octopod, crawling along the seafloor at a record-breaking ocean depth of more than 4,000 meters (about 2.5 miles) off Necker Island near Hawaii. The octopod’s colorless and squishy appearance immediately inspired the nickname […]

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