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March 11, 2019

DEEPGREEN REVEALS HIGHER CLARION CLIPPERTON RESOURCE

Source: https://www.mining-journal.com/events-coverage/news/1358250/deepgreen-reveals-higher-clarion-clipperton-resource Marine resource developer DeepGreen has revealed a 51% increase in indicated and measured resources at the NORI area of its Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) claims on …

 
March 10, 2019

MICHAEL GAZLEY WILL BE RUNNING A SHORT COURSE FOLLOWING THE AUSIMM PACRIM CONGRESS IN AUCKLAND THIS APRIL

Along with co-presenters Shawn Hood, Juan Carlos Ordóñez Calderón and Matt Cracknell, Michael is running a short course following the PACRIM congress which the Australasian Institute of …

March 5, 2019

JAMAICA TO INVEST IN DEEP SEABED MINING

Source: https://antiguanewsroom.com/regional/jamaica-jamaica-to-invest-in-deep-seabed-mining/ The Jamaica government Monday said it is backing the island’s entry into the emerging industry of Deep Seabed Mining (DSM) through its sponsorship of Blue Minerals …

March 4, 2019

JAPAN TO INTRODUCE OFFSHORE SANCTUARY SYSTEM TO PROTECT DEEP SEA MARINE LIFE

Source: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190304/p2a/00m/0na/008000c TOKYO — The government is set to introduce an offshore sanctuary system to protect deep sea marine life through a legal revision to regulate deep ocean …

March 4, 2019

NGO COMMENTS ON COOK ISLANDS DRAFT SEABED MINING BILL

Source: http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/environment/item/72085-ngo-comments-on-draft-bill/72085-ngo-comments-on-draft-bill This week marks the deadline for submitting comments on the draft Seabed Minerals Bill 2019 before it is reviewed and tabled in Parliament.   Local non-profit …

February 27, 2019

TONGA ELECTED COUNCIL VICE-PRESIDENT AT INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY

Source: https://matangitonga.to/2019/02/27/tonga-elected-council-vice-president-int-l-seabed-authority Tonga has been elected as Council Vice-President for the Asia Pacific at the International Seabed Authority 25th Session held in Jamaica on February 25. Earth Negotiations Bulletin …

February 27, 2019

BELGIAN FAST-MOVING ‘CATERPILLAR’ IN DEEP SEA COPPER, COBALT RACE

Source: http://www.mining.com/web/belgian-fast-moving-caterpillar-deep-sea-copper-cobalt-race/ Belgian group DEME and Canada’s DeepGreen are carrying out tests and research to collect nodules containing copper, cobalt and other minerals from the ocean floor, as …

February 26, 2019

SEABED MINING PROJECT IN PNG MOVES TO SELL ASSETS

Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/383392/seabed-mining-project-in-png-moves-to-sell-assets A troubled deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea is selling its assets while it fends off creditors. Nautilus Minerals was to mine the sea …

February 25, 2019

ANNUAL ISA COUNCIL SESSION OPENS IN KINGSTON WITH SPOTLIGHT ON DRAFT REGULATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL DEEP SEABED MINING

Source: https://www.isa.org.jm/es/node/18970 The 25th Session of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) opened in Kingston, Jamaica, today with its gaze focused on the development of draft exploitation regulations for minerals …

February 14, 2019

POTENTIAL FOR SEABED MINING IN OMAN’S EXTENDED CONTINENTAL SHELF

Source: http://www.omanobserver.om/potential-for-seabed-mining-in-omans-extended-continental-shelf/ An extension of Oman’s continental shelf, for which an application was made by the government to the United Nations two years ago, could potentially open up …

February 14, 2019

TONGA CAN BENEFIT FROM DEEP SEA RESOURCES

Source: https://matangitonga.to/2019/02/13/tonga-can-benefit-deep-sea-resources There’s a possibility that Tonga will be able to benefit from its deep sea resources because of the regime that has been established by the law …

February 2, 2019

AFRICAN GROUP BUILDS CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE DEEP SEABED GOVERNANCE

Source: https://www.businessghana.com/site/news/general/181178/African-Group-builds-capacity-for-effective-Deep-Seabed-governance Africa Group delegation in seabed mining on Wednesday attended a workshop in Accra to discuss how to enrich the Deep Seabed Mining Policy for effective governance. …

December 29, 2018

COOK ISLANDS GOVT CONSULTING ON NEW SEABED MINING BILL

Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/379172/cook-islands-govt-consulting-on-new-seabed-mining-bill The Cook Islands government says it plans to start seabed mining exploration next year, as it looks to shore up support for new laws. The government’s …

December 26, 2018

TTR, OPPOSING GROUPS ALLOWED TO CHALLENGE HIGH COURT DECISION ON SEABED MINING

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/109603867/ttr-opposing-groups-allowed-to-challenge-high-court-decision-on-seabed-mining Trans-Tasman Resources will be allowed to appeal the overturning of its seabed mining consent. Plus, the parties who successfully had the consent overturned will also be …

December 24, 2018

TRANS-TASMAN RESOURCES GIVEN LEAVE TO APPEAL QUASHING OF SEABED MINING CONSENT

Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=12182159 Trans-Tasman Resources has been given leave to appeal the overturning of its seabed mining consent. Leave was granted by the Court of Appeal last week, following …

November 21, 2018

CALL FOR COOKS’ SEABED MINING LICENCES TO REQUIRE RISK RESEARCH

Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/376426/call-for-cooks-seabed-mining-licences-to-require-risk-research The Cook Islands government must focus as much on the potential environmental risks of seabed mining as it does on the economic benefits, an environmental organisation …

November 20, 2018

DEEP SEA MINING ZONE HOSTS CARBON DIOXIDE-CONSUMING BACTERIA, SCIENTISTS DISCOVER

Source: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-deep-sea-zone-hosts-carbon.html Scientists have discovered that bacteria in the deepest parts of the seafloor are absorbing carbon dioxide and could be turning themselves into an additional food source …

November 14, 2018

PNG DEEP SEA MINING PROJECT ANOTHER ‘FAILED INVESTMENT’, SAYS EX-MINISTER

Source: https://asiapacificreport.nz/2018/11/14/png-deep-sea-mining-project-another-failed-investment-says-ex-minister/ The controversial Nautilus Solwara 1 deep sea mining project has been accused of being another Papua New Guinean government “failed investment” on the verge of bankruptcy, claim …

November 14, 2018

CHINA PLUMBS OCEAN DEPTHS TO EXTEND ITS COBALT LEAD

Source: https://af.reuters.com/article/drcNews/idAFL8N1XN6JD LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – China, the leading holder of international deep sea exploration licences, has increased its lead in the race for alternative sources of …

November 12, 2018

CHINESE VESSEL COLLECTS COBALT SAMPLES IN THE PACIFIC: XINHUA

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-mining-cobalt/chinese-vessel-collects-cobalt-samples-in-the-pacific-xinhua-idUSKCN1NG0LV BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese deep-sea exploration vessel has returned to port in Guangdong after collecting samples of so-called cobalt-bearing crusts during a 138-day survey in …

November 6, 2018

NEW SEABED MINERALS LAWS ON WAY

Source: http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/environment/item/71258-new-seabed-minerals-laws-on-way The Cook Islands government intends to table new legislation relating to seabed minerals activities in December. The announcement was greeted with surprise at a recent meeting, …

October 31, 2018

THE TINY SPONGE THAT COULD HELP PRESERVE OUR DEEP OCEANS

Source: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2018/october/the-tiny-sponge-that-could-help-preserve-our-deep-oceans.html Scientists have collected data on a tiny sponge thought to be at risk from seabed mining. This newly discovered species could be a ‘canary in …

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 …