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FAU Receives Grant for Subsea Wireless Communications Technology

FAU Receives Grant for Subsea Wireless Communications Technology

The U.S. National Science Foundation has provided a grant for $500,000 to Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science for development of a real-time subsea wireless communications technology.  The team will design, deploy and evaluate a first-of-its-kind testbed for real-time undersea wireless communications and surveillance (data, voice, and video streaming). The new technology, […]

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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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GEBCO-NF Demonstrate AUV-USV Solution for Ocean Surveys

GEBCO-NF Demonstrate AUV-USV Solution for Ocean Surveys

SUBSEA WORLD NEWS | 26 Jan 2018 “The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team has completed technology readiness tests of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. The test were conducted using a combined unmanned surface vessel (USV) and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) system. The goal of the XPRIZE challenge is to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution […]

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ore sorting

New Mineral-Sensing Technology Accelerates Ore Sorting

A new technology may accelerate ore sorting by illuminating batches of ore with short pulses of radio waves, assessing ore grade and enabling high tonnage sorting at rates of up to 5,000 tons per hour.  The technology uses sensors to sees through large ore batches in real time as they pass through an open-ended chamber. […]

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Robot swarms to map the seafloor

Robot swarms to map the seafloor

JONATHAN AMOS on BBC NEWS | 13 December 2017 “It’s one of those truisms that we know the shape of the surface of Mars and the Moon far better than we know our own planet. The reason for this is Earth’s oceans: they cover 71% of the globe and are impenetrable to the satellite mapping […]

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Underwater vehicle technology Modifiable Underwater Mothership

German Developers Promote New Underwater Vehicle Technology

A new German technology is being promoted as the next generation in autonomous underwater vehicles.  The Large Modifiable Underwater Mothership (MUM) is a modular, unmanned underwater vehicle capable of being customized cost-efficiently for a variety of missions. Individual base modules can be freely combined with specific mission modules to form large systems, enabling even unusual […]

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DSM Summit Asia-Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit

New Technologies Dominate DSM Summit

The 3rd Annual Asia-Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit in Singapore on 21-22 November 2017 saw new technologies presented by delegates from offshore industries, bringing forth new innovations for exploration and exploitation of deep sea minerals. Presentations ranged from technology solutions for commercializing deep sea mining, to new concepts of ship building, multi-stage riser systems, umbilicals, […]

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Underwater vehicle technology Modifiable Underwater Mothership

Developers Team Up on Modifiable Underwater Mothership Project

MUMS PROJECT | 10 November 2017 The research and development project, known as the Large Modifiable Underwater Mothership (MUM), will receive funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy over three years. It will open up new ways to explore and harness the potential of the world’s oceans. MUM is breaking with […]

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Mining Weekly iPhone

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

CREAMER MEDIA on MINING WEEKLY | 20 October 2017 MEDIA STATEMENT Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These […]

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hydrothermal deposit

Japan successfully undertakes large-scale deep-sea mineral extraction

THE JAPAN TIMES | 26 September 2017 “Japan has successfully tapped into a deposit of deep-sea mineral resources from a deep-water seabed off the coast of Okinawa, the economy ministry said Tuesday, the largest such extraction of its type. It is the first time metals have been mined from the seabed in such quantities using […]

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