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October 8, 2019

NZ support for seabed mining on offer in Pacific

Source: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/10/08/848216/nz-support-for-seabed-mining-on-offer-in-pacific Despite uncertainty over the environmental impact, some Pacific countries are pushing ahead with plans to mine their seabeds for minerals – and New Zealand has …

September 26, 2019

Ngāti Ruanui is optimistic in seabed mining appeal

Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1909/S00652/ngati-ruanui-is-optimistic-in-seabed-mining-appeal.htm Ngāti Ruanui legal team under QC Richard Fowler concluded with compelling performances from lawyers Horiana Irwin-Easthorpe and Natalie Coates. Irwin-Easthorpe referred to Judge Joe Williams writings …

September 25, 2019

Trans Tasman Resources’ fight to mine South Taranaki Bight back in NZ court

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2019/09/26/trans-tasman-resources-fight-to-mine-south-taranaki-bight-back-in-nz-court/ A mining company’s fight to dig for ironsands off the coast of Taranaki began again on Tuesday in court. Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) was granted consent …

September 23, 2019

South Taranaki seabed mining case moves to a higher court

Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/mining/news/article.cfm?c_id=64&objectid=12270005 The long-running legal battle over the South Taranaki Bight’s iron-sand seabed resumes in the Appeal Court in Wellington on Tuesday. Mining company Trans-Tasman Resources (TTR) seeks …

September 15, 2019

Collapse of PNG deep-sea mining venture sparks calls for moratorium

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/16/collapse-of-png-deep-sea-mining-venture-sparks-calls-for-moratorium Papua New Guinea out of pocket $157m from failed attempt at mining material from deep-sea vents as opponents point to environmental risk   The “total failure” …

July 28, 2019

INDIA SET TO LAUNCH A DEEP OCEAN MISSION FOR SUSTAINABLE USE OF OCEAN RESOURCES

Source: https://theindiasaga.com/nation/india-set-to-launch-a-deep-ocean-mission-for-sustainable-use-of-ocean-resources The Central Government has given its nod for an Rs.8,000 crore mission to explore the deepest regions of the oceans surrounding the country as part of …

July 27, 2019

JAMAICA TO ADVANCE LEGISLATION RELATED TO SEABED EXPLORATION

Source: http://rjrnewsonline.com/local/jamaica-to-advance-legislation-related-to-seabed-exploration Prime Minister Andrew Holness, says Jamaica is advancing legislation that will ensure compliance with international rules and best environmental practices in relation to exploration in the …

July 26, 2019

Sharing our expertise to help you understand the JORC code

  AusIMM, in partnership with RSC, has developed two professional development courses, helping mining and resource professionals report effectively in accordance with the JORC Code.   …

 
July 18, 2019

CHINA GETS FIFTH LICENSE TO EXPLORE OCEAN FLOOR MINERALS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS

Source: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1158320.shtml China has been granted its fifth license to an exclusive exploration area for polymetallic nodules in the West Pacific Ocean, which is closer to home than …

July 17, 2019

KUMUL MINERALS FILES CLAIM FOR SOLWARA PROJECT

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/kumul-minerals-files-claim-for-solwara-project/ Kumul Minerals Holdings has led a claim for unearned contribution to the Solwara 1 Deep Sea Mining Project. KMH chairman Peter Graham announced this on Monday …

July 16, 2019

SEABED-MINING FOES PRESS U.N. TO WEIGH CLIMATE IMPACTS

Source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/seabed-mining-foes-press-u-n-to-weigh-climate-impacts/ Mining interests are racing to extract minerals from the ocean bottom that would be used in batteries for electric vehicles. Deep seabed mining could begin by …

July 15, 2019

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE URGED TO RULE OUT ‘DAMAGING’ DEEP SEA MINING

Source: https://theferret.scot/deep-sea-mining-scottish-enterprise/ Environmental campaigners have called on the Scottish Government’s economic development agency not to spend taxpayers’ money subsidising a controversial new form of underwater mining. A report …

July 13, 2019

DATE SET FOR SOUTH TARANAKI BIGHT IRON SAND MINING BATTLE TO HEAD TO COURT OF APPEAL

Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/mining/news/article.cfm?c_id=64&objectid=12248648 A date has been set for the next chapter in the long-running battle for consent to mine iron sand from the South Taranaki seabed. It will …

July 8, 2019

ADDRESSING CRITICS, ISA CLAIMS AUTHORITY TO SET OCEAN MINING RULES

Source: https://www.oceannews.com/news/science-technology/addressing-critics-isa-claims-authority-to-set-ocean-mining-rules As it prepares for the 15 July 2019 opening of Part II its 25th Session, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) Council is fending off criticism that …

July 7, 2019

UN DEEP SEA MINING BODY REJECTS GREENPEACE CRITICISM

Source: http://www.miningnewspro.com/News/394454/UN-deep-sea-mining-body-rejects-Greenpeace-criticism The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has rejected criticism from Greenpeace over its handling of ocean mining, fuelling a spat that threatens to overshadow talks this month …

July 6, 2019

GREENPEACE REPORT REVEALS NEED TO REGULATE DEEP-SEA MINING

Source: https://www.newsclick.in/greenpeace-report-environmental-threat-deep-sea-mining Environmentalists apprehend that the proposed mining would not only have a devastating effect on the delicate marine ecosystem, but also the global fight against climate breakdown …

July 5, 2019

NEW BOOK ENLIGHTENS YOUNG READERS ON DEEP SEA MINING

Source: http://www.thecommonwealth.org/media/news/new-book-enlightens-young-readers-deep-sea-mining A new illustrated book, co-published by the Commonwealth, seeks to educate children about seabed minerals and the impacts of their exploitation through deep sea mining. Treasures …

July 5, 2019

GREENPEACE AND SEABED AUTHORITY FACE OFF OVER OCEAN MINING

Source: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/world/2019-07-05-greenpeace-and-seabed-authority-face-off-over-ocean-mining/ The International Seabed Authority, established by the UN to manage seabed minerals says Greenpeace is wrong about international law. The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has rejected …

June 19, 2019

SEABED MINING BAN LOOMS ALONG NEW ZEALAND COASTS

Source: https://www.insideresources.co.nz/news-story/seabed-mining/43263/seabed-mining-ban-looms-along-north-islands-west-coast?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inside-resources-newsletter A prohibition on seabed mining out to 12 nautical miles from the western North Island coastline is among proposed options in public consultation on ways to …

June 18, 2019

COOKS GOVT USES FINAL HOURS OF PARLIAMENT TO PASS SEABED BILL

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/cooks-govt-uses-final-hours-of-parliament-to-pass-seabed-bill/ A bid by the opposition in the Cook Islands to have a controversial seabed mining bill face further scrutiny has been quashed. The Cook Islands News reports that, …

June 9, 2019

DEEP SEA MINING START-UP SECURES BULK OF $150M FUNDING ROUND

Source: https://www.ft.com/content/23ecf682-892a-11e9-97ea-05ac2431f453 DeepGreen, a start-up that wants to suck cobalt and other battery metals from the bottom of the ocean, has secured the backing of offshore pipeline company …

June 3, 2019

CONSERVATION BOARD STANDS STRONG ON OPPOSITION TO SEABED MINING

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113158265/conservation-board-stands-strong-on-opposition-to-seabed-mining A conservation group opposed to seabed mining off the South Taranaki coastline is set to argue its case again in the Court of Appeal. Taranaki-Whanganui Conservation …

June 1, 2019

TRANSPARENCY NEEDED IN SEABED MINING PROCESS

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2019/06/03/transparency-needed-in-seabed-mining-process/ Local non-government organisations Te Ipukarea Society and Kōrero O Te ‘Ōrau recently sourced funding for an independent legal opinion on the draft Seabed Minerals Bill 2019. …

May 27, 2019

CONCERNS RAISED ABOUT FRENCH POLYNESIAN MINING DECISION

Source: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/390676/concerns-raised-about-french-polynesian-mining-decision A French Polynesian pro-independence assembly member has raised concern about last week’s decision to reconsider seabed mining. The government has hired a French company to draw …

May 25, 2019

COMPANY HIRED TO DRAW UP FRENCH POLYNESIAN MINING STRATEGY

Source: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/389978/company-hired-to-draw-up-french-polynesian-mining-strategy A French company has been hired by the French Polynesian government to draw up a strategy on mining, including on the territory’s seafloor. A sum of …

May 17, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA EYES SUNKEN MINERAL TREASURES

Source: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-05-17-south-africa-eyes-sunken-mineral-treasures/ After some delay, South Africa is at last starting to prepare to share in the bonanza that is expected when the international community eventually allows …

May 16, 2019

DE BEERS PREPARES SEVENTH SHIP TO MINE NAMIBIA’S SEABED

Source: https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/mining/2019-05-16-de-beers-prepares-seventh-ship-to-mine-namibias-seabed/ De Beers, the world’s largest producer of rough diamonds by value, will build a seventh ship at a cost of a $468m to suck diamonds from …

May 7, 2019

PM LABELS SOLWARA VENTURE AS A WASTED INVESTMENT

Source: https://postcourier.com.pg/pm-labels-solwara-venture-wasted-investment/ In yesterday’s heated exchange of words and debate in Parliament, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill labeled the now considered sunk Solwara 1 project for deep sea mining …

May 2, 2019

LAUNCH OF SEABED MINING EXPERIMENT IS PUT ON HOLD FOR SEVERAL MONTHS

Source: https://www.environment-hawaii.org/?p=11252 The Belgian company Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR) had planned to start small-scale testing last month of a bus-sized tracked robot – 40 feet long, 13 …

April 30, 2019

THE ISA IS DRAFTING NEW ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS TO GOVERN DEEP SEA MINING

Source: https://www.mining-technology.com/news/the-isa-is-drafting-new-environmental-regulations-to-govern-deep-sea-mining/ The International Seabed Authority (ISA) has taken another step forward in drafting new regulations to govern the activities of mining companies in international waters, according to …

April 26, 2019

CANADA BANS DEEP-SEA MINING, OIL AND GAS DRILLING IN MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Source: https://thenarwhal.ca/canada-bans-deep-sea-mining-oil-and-gas-drilling-in-marine-protected-areas/ After two years of advocacy and 70,000 letters sent, conservation organizations across Canada are celebrating the federal government’s decision to prohibit all oil and gas activities in marine …

April 25, 2019

DEEP-SEA MINING BOSS SAYS NEW LAW COULD BE ADOPTED NEXT YEAR

Source: https://www.miningweekly.com/article/deep-sea-mining-boss-says-new-law-could-be-adopted-next-year-2019-04-25/rep_id:3650 LONDON – China and a quest for battery minerals have injected momentum into a long UN process to agree a law on deep-sea mining, which could be adopted by the …

April 24, 2019

CANCEL ALL SEABED MINING LICENCES: PNG LOCALS

Source: http://actnowpng.org/blog/cancel-all-seabed-mining-licences The risks and uncertainties of experimental seabed mining are too great to allow this industry to ever proceed in Papua New Guinea.    This was the …

April 17, 2019

NGĀTI MUTUNGA AND CHATHAM ROCK PHOSPHATE SIGN AGREEMENT

Source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1904/S00486/ngati-mutunga-and-chatham-rock-phosphate-sign-agreement.htm Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (TSXV: “NZP” and NZAX: “CRP” or the “Company“) advises with great pleasure that today we executed an Information Sharing and Collaboration agreement …

April 15, 2019

ODYSSEY MARINE EXPLORATION EXPANDING MINERAL ASSET PORTFOLIO

Source: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/04/15/1804044/0/en/Odyssey-Marine-Exploration-Expanding-Mineral-Asset-Portfolio.html  Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMEX), a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, entered into a share purchase agreement with Seabed Capital, LLC on April 9, …

April 15, 2019

VALUES NOT AS PROMINENT AS THEY SHOULD BE

Source: http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/environment/item/72467-values-not-as-prominent-as-they-should-be/72467-values-not-as-prominent-as-they-should-be Local environmental non-government organisations Te Ipukarea Society and Kōrero O Te ‘Ōrau recently paid for an independent legal opinion on the draft Seabed Minerals Bill 2019, …

April 3, 2019

NAUTILUS MINERALS – CHANGE IN DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Source: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/04/03/1795931/0/en/Nautilus-Minerals-Change-in-directors-and-officers.html VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus”) announces that, effective March 29, 2019, four …

April 3, 2019

NAUTILUS MINERALS KEEPS PNG DEEP SEA MINING LICENCE DESPITE DELISTING

Source: https://ramumine.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/nautilus-minerals-keeps-png-deep-sea-mining-licence-despite-delisting/ The government of Papua New Guinea says it has no plans to revoke the licence of Nautilus Minerals after it was announced the company will be …

April 1, 2019

PNG SEABED MINING COMPANY DELISTED FROM STOCK EXCHANGE

Source: https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/386015/png-seabed-mining-company-delisted-from-stock-exchange The company behind a troubled deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea has suffered another blow in its delisting from a major stock exchange. In …

March 30, 2019

LEGAL OPINION ON SEABED ‘GOLDRUSH’

Source: http://www.cookislandsnews.com/national/environment/item/72315-legal-opinion-on-seabed-goldrush The first, and most theoretical, point outlined by CJ Iorns Magallanes in her review of the Seabed Minerals Bill 2019 is this: as humans, we have …