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October 17, 2018

CHINA COMPLETES DEEP-SEA RESEARCH MISSION IN MARIANA TRENCH

Source: https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d414d3149544f7a457a6333566d54/share_p.html A team comprising of 59 Chinese researchers returned Tuesday after completing a 54-day deep-sea research mission at Mariana Trench. During the expedition, researchers tested deep-sea equipment …

October 16, 2018

BAN OIL, GAS, BOTTOM TRAWLING IN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS, CANADIAN NATIONAL ADVISORY PANEL URGES

Source: https://ipolitics.ca/2018/10/16/ban-oil-gas-bottom-trawling-in-marine-protected-areas-urges-panel/ A panel that has spent the year studying marine protected areas (MPAs) in Canada says no oil and gas development, seabed mining, or bottom-trawling fishing should …

September 28, 2018

SECRETARY-GENERAL MICHAEL LODGE MAKES DEEP SEA MINING PRESENTATION AT HAMBURG BUSINESS CLUB

Source: https://www.isa.org.jm/news/secretary-general-michael-lodge-makes-deep-sea-mining-presentation-hamburg-business-club JAMAICA, Kingston ( 28 September 2018) – –  “Over the next few years, I believe there will be significant opportunities for public and private industrial cooperation …

September 28, 2018

DEEP-SEA MINING FOR RARE-EARTH METALS LOOMS, AS DO ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS

Source: https://www.bna.com/deepsea-mining-rareearth-n73014482856/ Once thought too expensive and too difficult, commercial scale mining of the deep sea is poised to become a reality as early as 2019. But scientists …

September 21, 2018

DISCOVERY OF VIBRANT DEEP-SEA LIFE PROMPTS NEW WORRIES OVER SEABED MINING

Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06771-w Deep in the eastern central Pacific Ocean, on a stretch of sea floor nearly as big as the continental United States, researchers are discovering species faster …

September 21, 2018

THE BATTLE CONTINUES: TTR PLANS TO APPEAL SEABED MINING DECISION

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/107289837/the-battle-continues-ttr-plans-to-appeal-seabed-mining-decision A mining company who has had their controversial consent to mine the seabed off South Taranaki denied for the second time has decided to appeal the …

September 21, 2018

DEEP SEA ROBOTS REVEAL MINERAL RICHES IN THE ABYSS

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-deep-sea-minerals/deep-sea-robots-reveal-mineral-riches-in-the-abyss-idUSKCN1M01SU BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers – the sea floor – to discover …

September 14, 2018

FUTUNA REJECTS SEABED EXPLORATION AND MINING

Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/366461/futuna-rejects-seabed-exploration-and-mining The kingdoms on the French Pacific island of Futuna have ruled out allowing any work related to seabed mining in their waters, saying their stance is …

September 11, 2018

NPD DEEP SEA MINERALS SEARCH IDENTIFIES NEW TARGETS

Source: https://subseaworldnews.com/2018/09/11/npd-deep-sea-minerals-search-identifies-new-targets/ The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said it has identified a large area of sulphide minerals following a three-week data acquisition expedition on the Mohn’s ridge in the western …

September 10, 2018

UN CONSIDERS GLOBALLY-MANAGED PROTECTED AREAS ON HIGH SEAS

Source: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/un-considers-enforced-marine-protected-areas-on-high-seas On Monday, South Africa and other national participants in the UN high seas treaty talks raised the possibility of global enforcement mechanisms for marine protected areas (MPAs). The …

September 5, 2018

CHATHAM ROCK PHOSPHATE RECOGNISES RARE EARTHS

Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1809/S00004/chatham-rock-phosphate-recognises-rare-earths.htm WELLINGTON New Zealand – Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (TSXV: “NZP” and NZAX: “CRP” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has recently formed a 100% …

August 28, 2018

ENVIRONMENTALISTS WIN APPEAL AGAINST SEABED MINING DECISION

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/106640389/environmentalists-win-appeal-against-seabed-mining-decision The South Taranaki Bight seabed mining decision was overturned because its method of environmental management was illegal, the High Court ruled. In August last year, Trans …

August 24, 2018

SEABED MINING THE NEXT FRONTIER AS DEEPGREEN TRAWLS PACIFIC FOR COPPER

Source: https://www.miningmx.com/top-story/34078-seabed-mining-the-next-frontier-as-deepgreen-trawls-pacific-for-copper/ DeepGreen Metals, which plans to extract copper, cobalt, zinc and manganese from the seabed in the Pacific Ocean, says it is making steady progress on its …

August 22, 2018

“WHALE TRACKS” FOUND IN AREAS TARGETED FOR DEEP-SEA MINING

Source: https://www.marinetechnologynews.com/news/whale-tracks-found-areas-563847 A series of depressions forming mysterious “tracks” on the seafloor may be an unprecedented record of deep-diving whales. The observations were made by an autonomous underwater …

August 20, 2018

ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION TO ACQUIRE OCEAN MINERAL PROJECT

Source: https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/odyssey-marine-exploration-to-acquire-ocean-mineral-project-20180820-00331 TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX), a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, has entered into a letter …

August 14, 2018

CHINA FINDS POLYMETALLIC SULPHIDE DEPOSITS IN INDIAN OCEAN

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/china-finds-polymetallic-sulphide-deposits-in-indian-ocean/articleshow/65400113.cms China’s unmanned submersible Qianlong 2 achieved a new record for voyage length and working time during the country’s 49th ocean expedition which ended on Sunday, allowing …

August 10, 2018

SEDIMENTATION RESEARCH HELPS DETERMINE EFFECTS OF SEABED MINING

Source: https://www.fondriest.com/news/sedimentation-research-helps-determine-effects-of-seabed-mining.htm Scientists from New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, NIWA, are engaging in sedimentation research to help determine the effects of seabed mining and fishing …

August 9, 2018

NORWEGIAN PETROLEUM DIRECTORATE MAPS DEEP SEA MINERAL DEPOSITS

Source: http://www.npd.no/en/news/News/2018/Norwegian-Petroleum-Directorate-maps-deep-sea-mineral-deposits/ After the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy assumed administrative responsibility for mineral deposits on the continental shelf, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has been assigned the …

August 7, 2018

NAUTILUS MINERALS ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF PRESIDENT AND CEO MICHAEL JOHNSTON

Source: http://www.nautilusminerals.com/irm/PDF/2053_0/NautilusMineralsannouncesdepartureofPresidentandCEOMichaelJohnston Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus) announces the departure of President and CEO Mike Johnston with immediate effect. Mr. Johnston …

July 29, 2018

INDIA UNVEILS BILLION DOLLAR PROJECT FOR SEABED MINING

Source: https://sputniknews.com/asia/201808011066827761-india-seabed-mining/ A government report claims that 10% of recovery from the large reserve of 75,000 square kilometers in the Central Indian Ocean Basin can meet the energy …

July 25, 2018

HURRY UP AND WAIT: BIG DECISIONS ON SEABED MINING REMAIN UNRESOLVED

Source: https://www.newsdeeply.com/oceans/articles/2018/07/25/hurry-up-and-wait-big-decisions-on-seabed-mining-remain-unresolved KINGSTON, JAMAICA – It felt like Groundhog Day at the International Seabed Authority last week. When delegates to the United Nations-chartered organization met for their annual meeting here, complex …

July 23, 2018

NAURU PARTNERS WITH DEEP SEA MINING COMPANY ON QUEST FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Source: http://nauru-news.com/nauru-partners-deep-sea-mining-company-quest-sustainable-future/ The government of Nauru is going to new depths to build more revenue for the future of the country by joining a pioneering venture that could …

July 18, 2018

ROLLING-STOCK MAKER UNVEILS POWERFUL UNDERWATER MOBILE DEVICE

Source: http://www.ecns.cn/news/cns-wire/2018-07-18/detail-ifywhfmh2712117.shtml (ECNS) – China’s rolling-stock manufacturer CRRC announced a milestone in the development of deep-sea equipment as it unveiled the country’s most powerful remotely operated vehicle (ROV) …

July 17, 2018

NAUTILUS’ STOCK PLUMMETS AS DEEP SEA MINING LITIGATION PROCEEDS

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/nautilus-stock-plummets-as-deep-sea-mining-litigation-proceeds/ Today Nautilus Minerals Solwara 1 deep sea mine project will be at the centre of a court hearing in Papua New Guinea as local communities seek …

July 17, 2018

GSR SUBMITS SEAFLOOR NODULE MINING EXPLORATION PRIOR EIS AHEAD OF KEY SEABED AUTHORITY MEETING

Source: https://im-mining.com/2018/07/17/gsr-submits-seafloor-nodule-mining-exploration-prior-eis-ahead-key-seabed-authority-meeting/ Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR) recently published the complete “prior” Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the exploration mission of its ‘Patania II’ pre-prototype seafloor nodules …

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 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 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 …