Seabed Mining News

 
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 …

March 19, 2019

CHINA’S RESEARCH SHIP DEPARTS FOR 54TH OCEAN EXPEDITION IN PACIFIC

Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/19/c_137905406.htm BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) — China launched its 54th ocean expedition on Monday to conduct research on the oceanic resources and environment in the Pacific, according …

March 18, 2019

EXPLORERS MOVE FORWARD AS GLOBAL PHOSPHATE APPETITE RISES

Source: https://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/agriculture-investing/phosphate-investing/explorers-move-forward-phosphate-appetite-rises/ The global phosphate market has been impacted by dwindling supply as a result of China cracking down on pollution and questionable mining practises, making it an …

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 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 …