Seabed Mining News

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 …

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 …

April 14, 2018

MAERSK SUPPLY SERVICE IN NEW DEEP SEA MINING VENTURE

Source: https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/maersk-supply-service-in-new-deep-sea-mining-venture#gs.ZaQkwhs A seafloor mining expedition, using the offshore support vessel Maersk Launcher, was launched on April 12 in San Diego. It is the first of five offshore campaigns …