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July 16, 2018

A HIGH-STAKES WEEK FOR DEEP-SEA MINING

Source: https://www.newsdeeply.com/oceans/articles/2018/07/16/a-high-stakes-week-for-deep-sea-mining KINGSTON, JAMAICA – As the International Seabed Authority (ISA) meets this week at its oceanside headquarters to draft regulations governing the mining of unique deep-ocean habitats for valuable minerals, …

July 16, 2018

PRESSURE MOUNTS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEEP SEA MINING

Source: https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674e794d444f78457a6333566d54/share_p.html Rules for managing deep-sea mining, under discussion at the International Seabed Authority (ISA), are insufficient to prevent irreversible damage to marine ecosystems, the International Union for …

July 16, 2018

BIODIVERSITY NEAR POTENTIAL SEAFLOOR MINING AREAS EXPLORED

Source: https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2018/07/16/biodiversity-near-potential-seafloor-mining/ An international team led by scientists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa recently returned from a 34-day expedition to study deep-sea biodiversity and ecological processes in the western Clarion-Clipperton …

July 12, 2018

NAUTILUS SECURES ADDITIONAL LOAN FROM DEEP SEA MINING

Source: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nautilus-secures-additional-loan-from-deep-sea-mining-2018-07-12  TSX-listed Nautilus Minerals on Thursday announced that it had received a loan from Deep Sea Mining Finance for $650 000, under a previously announced credit facility of up to $34-million between the company, …

July 10, 2018

A STRATEGY FOR MAKING ‘NO-MINING ZONES’ IN THE DEEP SEA

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180710131307.htm   An international team of researchers has developed a comprehensive set of criteria to help the International Seabed Authority (ISA) protect local biodiversity from deep-sea mining …

July 9, 2018

PACIFIC EXPERTS PRESS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEEP-SEA MINING

Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1807/S00025/pacific-experts-press-for-sustainable-deep-sea-mining.htm Nadi, Fiji – Pacific Island Countries and Territories have committed to long-term sustainable management of Deep-Sea Minerals (DSM) and ocean governance through the refinement of a …

July 5, 2018

Nautilus Minerals tanks on shipbuilding contract cancellation

Source: http://www.mining.com/nautilus-minerals-tanks-shipbuilding-contract-cancellation/ Shares in Canada’s Nautilus Minerals (TSX:NUS), one of the world’s first seafloor miners, were hit hard on Wednesday after the owner of the shipyard where …

June 14, 2018

SEABED MINING PROJECT IN PNG SECURES FUNDING

Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/359607/seabed-mining-project-in-png-secures-funding The Canadian company looking to mine Papua New Guinea’s seabed says it has secured finance to develop the controversial Solwara 1 Project. According to Nautilus Minerals, …

June 11, 2018

DEEP SEA PROVIDES $34MM FACILITY TO NAUTILUS

Source: http://www.abfjournal.com/dailynews/deep-sea-provides-34mm-facility-to-nautilus/ Ocean mining company Nautilus Minerals entered into a loan agreement with Deep Sea Mining Finance for a secured structured credit facility of up to $34 million. The funds …

May 24, 2018

NAUTILUS CONFIRMS SUCCESSFUL TRIAL OF NEW SPIDER INSPIRED SAMPLERS

Source: http://www.nautilusminerals.com/irm/PDF/2039_0/Nautilusconfirmssuccessfultrialofnewspiderinspiredsamplers Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that it has successfully completed the first trial of its newly developed autonomous sediment sampler. The insect-inspired creation is dubbed the “Nautilus …

May 6, 2018

ANGLO AMERICAN TO EXIT STAKE IN DEEP SEA MINING COMPANY

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/ad58aee6-4fad-11e8-a7a9-37318e776bab Anglo American is set to end its investment in a controversial deep sea mining company that is trying to develop a gold and copper deposit off …

May 1, 2018

RSC ADDS PRINCIPAL GEOCHEMIST MICHAEL GAZLEY TO ITS CONSULTING TEAM

RSC is pleased to announce the appointment of Principal Geochemist Dr. Michael Gazley. Michael’s appointment to the team is part of the company’s ongoing strategy to provide …

April 26, 2018

FUGRO’S ULTRA-DEEPWATER SURVEYS SUPPORT SEABED MINING EXPLORATION

Source: https://www.directionsmag.com/pressrelease/7544 Fugro is commencing its first project supporting deep sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), …

April 23, 2018

DEEP-SEA MINING: SCIENTISTS SAY COLLABORATION IS KEY

Source: http://www.mining.com/deep-sea-mining-scientists-say-collaboration-key/ Researchers from the University of California San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are advocating for collaborations between academia and industry when it comes to …

April 23, 2018

‘GAME CHANGER’: DISCOVERY ON TINY ISLAND COULD ALTER GLOBAL ECONOMY

Source: http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/game-changer-discovery-on-tiny-island-could-alter-global-economy/news-story/021697a05680d6d3b14dd3137cd709fa A TINY island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that has been described as a “game changer”. Japanese researchers have …

April 20, 2018

FUGRO’S ULTRA-DEEPWATER SURVEYS SUPPORT SEABED MINING EXPLORATION

Source: https://www.directionsmag.com/pressrelease/7544 Fugro is commencing its first project supporting deep sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), …

April 19, 2018

‘GAME CHANGER’: DISCOVERY ON TINY ISLAND COULD ALTER GLOBAL ECONOMY

Source: http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/game-changer-discovery-on-tiny-island-could-alter-global-economy/news-story/021697a05680d6d3b14dd3137cd709fa A TINY island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that has been described as a “game changer”. Japanese researchers have mapped …

April 14, 2018

MAERSK SUPPLY SERVICE IN NEW DEEP SEA MINING VENTURE

Source: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/maersk-supply-service-in-new-deep-sea-mining-venture#gs.ZaQkwhs A seafloor mining expedition, using the offshore support vessel Maersk Launcher, was launched on April 12 in San Diego. It is the first of five offshore campaigns …

April 14, 2018

DEEPGREEN LAUNCHES DEEP SEA EXPLORATION VESSEL WITH MAERSK

Source: http://www.miningglobal.com/sustainability/deepgreen-launches-deep-sea-exploration-vessel-maersk A historic ocean expedition was launched this week, designed to explore new and cleaner ways of supplying essential metals to the power electric vehicles and renewable …

April 6, 2018

STRONG OPINIONS ON DEEP-SEA MINING IN COOK ISLANDS

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/strong-opinions-on-deep-sea-mining-in-cook-islands/ Cook Islanders have been quick to air their opinions about deep-sea mining, following the recent visit to this country of Ocean Minerals Ltd. (OML) Two weeks …

April 3, 2018

NAUTILUS RECEIVES BRIDGE LOANS FROM DEEP SEA MINING FINANCE

Source: https://subseaworldnews.com/2018/04/03/nautilus-receives-bridge-loans-from-deep-sea-mining-finance/ Nautilus Minerals has arranged additional bridge loans from Deep Sea Mining Finance, which are expected to form part of a larger secured structured credit facility of …

March 31, 2018

DEEP SEA MINING SHIP LAUNCHED IN EAST CHINA

Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/01/c_137079598.htm FUZHOU, March 31 (Xinhua) — A Chinese shipbuilder launched a deep sea mining vessel in east China’s Fujian Province on Thursday. The manufacturer, Fujian Mawei …

March 30, 2018

NAUTILUS MINERALS SUBSEA MINING VESSEL LAUNCHED

Source: http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=28778:nautilus-minerals-subsea-mining-vessel-launched&Itemid=231 MARCH 30, 2018 — Toronto, Canada, headquartered seafloor mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS) reports that its production support vessel was launched yesterday Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding’s …

March 30, 2018

BRAZIL CREATES FOUR MASSIVE MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Source: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/03/brazil-creates-four-massive-marine-protected-areas/ The four newly designated marine protected areas (MPAs) will cover an area of more than 920,000 square kilometers (355,200 square miles) in the Atlantic Ocean. …

March 28, 2018

SOUTH KOREA TO EXPLORE ‘UNDERWATER MINES’ KNOWN AS MANGANESE PAVEMENTS

Source: http://koreabizwire.com/south-korea-to-explore-underwater-mines-known-as-manganese-pavements/115366 SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has landed the exclusive rights to explore a deep-sea manganese pavement mine lot in the western Pacific. …

March 5, 2018

NAUTILUS SECURES FURTHER BRIDGE FUNDING

Source: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nautilus-secures-further-bridge-funding-2018-03-05/rep_id:3650 TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – TSX-listed marine mining project developer Nautilus Mining has secured a further bridge loan of up to $34-illion from Deep Sea Mining Finance, which …

March 2, 2018

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY BECOMES NEW SPONSOR OF IMO’S MARINE SCIENCE ADVISORY GROUP

Source: http://en.portnews.ru/news/254468/ IMO says its marine science advisory group, GESAMP (The Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection), is welcoming a new sponsor. …

March 2, 2018

NAUTILUS PEA OUTLINES THE LOW-COST PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF SOLWARA 1

Source: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nautilus-pea-outlines-the-low-cost-production-potential-of-solwara-1-2018-03-02 VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – Toronto-based Nautilus Minerals has published a new preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Solwara 1 seafloor copper/gold project, located in the Bismarck Seaoffshore Papua …

February 27, 2018

NAUTILUS ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY ECONOMIC ASSESSMENT FOR ITS SOLWARA 1 PROJECT

Source: http://www.nautilusminerals.com/irm/PDF/1973_0/NautilusAnnouncesPreliminaryEconomicAssessmentforitsSolwara1Project 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 …

February 22, 2018

NAUTILUS MINERALS NAMES NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Source: https://subseaworldnews.com/2018/02/22/nautilus-minerals-names-new-chief-operating-officer/ Nautilus Minerals has appointed Wayne Knott to the role of chief operating officer (COO), effective March 19, 2018. Knott is a metallurgist with over 30 years …

February 19, 2018

THE SECRET ON THE OCEAN FLOOR

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/deep_sea_mining A wave of pioneers is poised to scoop up treasure from the deep sea. But was this ocean mining boom sparked by a 1970s CIA plot? …

February 14, 2018

COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES AT THE FOREFRONT OF DEEP-SEA MINING POLICY

Source: http://www.publicnow.com/view/7D0EACC760818AFD60920FDDB163AA9550D023A8?2018-02-14-12:00:11+00:00-xxx891 Experts in international environmental ocean law met at the Commonwealth headquarters last week to discuss environmental damages liability in relation to seabed mining and mineral exploitation. …

February 13, 2018

RESULTS INDICATE THAT THEY DO (WORK UNDERWATER)

Source: http://www.mining-journal.com/copper-news/news/1311692/%E2%80%9Cresults-indicate-underwater-%E2%80%9D?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Nautilus%20proves%20underwater%20technology%20Equinox%20tops%20up%20cash%20Empire%20turns%20up%20huge%20anomaly-021318-071605&utm_content=Nautilus%20proves%20underwater%20technology%20Equinox%20tops%20up%20cash%20Empire%20turns%20up%20huge%20anomaly-021318-071605+CID_74ff4e7d0aa0dd0e5025707315460649&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Results%20indicate%20that%20they%20do%20work%20underwater Underwater mining hopeful Nautilus Minerals (CN:NUS) says the submerged trials of its seafloor production tools were successful, less than a week after announcing it had secured …

February 5, 2018

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR A MORATORIUM ON DEEP-SEA MINING

Source: http://www.kleanindustries.com/s/environmental_market_industry_news.asp?ReportID=815732 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 …

January 25, 2018

NAUTILUS SUCCESSFULLY PROGRESSING TRIALS IN DEEP SEA MINING IN PNG

Source: http://mine.onepng.com/2018/01/nautilus-successfully-progressing.html Nautilus Minerals Inc. is pleased to provide an update on submerged trials for the Company’s Seafloor Production Tools, with the final machine, the Bulk Cutter, due …

November 21, 2017

ADAPTABLE OFFSHORE DESIGN FORMS BASIS OF SEABED MINING SHIP

Source: http://www.osjonline.com/news/view,adaptable-offshore-design-forms-basis-of-seabed-mining-ship_49962.htm Having recently taken delivery of a diamond exploration and sampling vessel from the yard, De Beers is planning to return to Kleven Verft in Norway for …

October 17, 2017

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEAN TECHNOLOGY IN CHENNAI’S DEEP-SEA MISSION MOVING IN TOP GEAR

Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2017/oct/17/national-institute-of-ocean-technology-in-chennais-deep-sea-mission–moving-in-top-gear-1676054.html CHENNAI: Oil and natural gas have been extracted from the seas for deca­­des, but ores and mineral deposits on the sea floor, which have the potential …

September 26, 2017

WORLD’S FIRST SUCCESS IN CONTINUOUS ORE LIFTING TEST FOR SEAFLOOR POLYMETALLIC SULPHIDES

Source: http://www.meti.go.jp/english/press/2017/0926_004.html Pilot test of excavating and ore lifting conducted for seafloor polymetallic sulphides under the sea area near Okinawa Prefecture The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry …

September 24, 2017

CHINESE RESEARCH VESSEL SAILS FOR EAST PACIFIC

Source: http://gearsofbiz.com/chinese-research-vessel-sails-for-east-pacific/82200 BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese oceanographic research ship Xiangyanghong 06 set sail from the port of Qingdao Tuesday to conduct polymetallic nodule surveys in the …

August 21, 2017

INDIA’S SEABED MINING LICENCE EXTENDED

Source: http://subseaworldnews.com/2017/08/21/indias-seabed-mining-licence-extended/ India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. These rights are over 75000 …