Seabed Mining News

 
November 3, 2019

NIOT DEVELOPING DEEP-SEA MINING SYSTEM: VENKAIAH NAIDU

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/indl-goods/svs/metals-mining/niot-developing-deep-sea-mining-system-venkaiah-naidu/articleshow/71877850.cms CHENNAI: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday that the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) is developing a deep-sea mining system to meet the …

October 24, 2019

CHINESE MARINE RESEARCH VESSEL RETURNS AFTER DEEP-SEA EXPLORATION

Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/24/c_138499858.htm GUANGZHOU, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese marine research vessel Haiyang 6 (Ocean 6) has completed its deep-sea exploration mission in the Western Pacific ocean after 122 …

October 24, 2019

CHINA EXPECTED TO LEAD RACE TO EXPLOIT DEEP SEA MINERALS

Source: https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/energy-commodities/china-expected-to-lead-race-to-exploit-deep-sea-minerals CHINA is likely to become the first country in the world to start mining seabed minerals if the international rules for exploitation are approved next year, …

October 23, 2019

NAUTILUS TO RESTRUCTURE SEA BED MINING ASSETS

Source: https://resourceworld.com/nautilus-to-restructure-sea-bed-mining-assets/ Nautilus Minerals Inc. [NUS-TSX; NUSMF-OTC], a company that hoped to become the world’s first deep sea mining firm, can proceed with a financial restructuring that would allow …

October 18, 2019

CHINA’S DEEP-SEA MINING, A VIEW FROM THE TOP

Source: https://www.pressreader.com/china/newschina/20191024/281921659709206 Insights into progress and future plans from Liu Feng, secretary general of the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) Opening an app on …

October 17, 2019

DEEPGREEN DERIVES METAL FROM SEAFLOOR POLYMETALLIC NODULES

Source: https://www.valuewalk.com/2019/10/nickel-copper-cobalt/ Vancouver, Canada — DeepGreen Metals, Inc., a company pioneering a new source of critical base metals which are needed for scaling up electric vehicles and energy storage …

October 17, 2019

DEEPGREEN OPENS PATH TO SEAFLOOR MINING

Source: https://stockhead.com.au/resources/deepgreen-opens-path-to-seafloor-mining/ Seafloor mining for critical base metals has taken another step forward with Canadian company DeepGreen Metals producing an alloy of base metals from polymetallic nodules found …

October 15, 2019

COOKS OPPOSITION BACKS SEABED MINING MORATORIUM

Source: https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/400987/cooks-opposition-backs-seabed-mining-moratorium The Democratic Party of the Cook Islands is backing a call by some Pacific countries and civil organisations for a 10-year moratorium on any seabed mining …

October 10, 2019

ACHIEVING ZERO-CARBON WITH DEEP-SEA MINERALS

Source: https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/zero-carbon/75355/ Professor Bramley J Murton, Associate Head of Marine Geosciences from National Oceanography Centre, discusses if deep-sea minerals can meet the zero-carbon challenge, in this article It …

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 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 …