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  • 12 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has taken over management responsibility for exploration and recovery of mineral deposits on the continental shelf. This was adopted in a cabinet meeting resolution on March 31, and the relevant authorities had been notified in advance. As the specialist directorate under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Research & Development

    The Kingdom of Tonga this month became the first country in the world to put in place a law that manages seabed mineral activities within its national marine space and under its sponsorship in international waters. Tonga’s Seabed Minerals Act 2014 was prepared with the assistance of the Deep Sea Minerals Project a partnership between […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Environment, Equipment, Exploration & Production, Innovation, Research & Development, Safety, Technology, Transition, Vision

    Enshore Subsea is developing new solutions to responsibly recover minerals from the ocean floor. These minerals, among other things, are essential for Electric Vehicle batteries. This pioneering industry has the potential to create a billion-pound-a-year market in the North East of England, Enshore says. It could also support thousands of local jobs. Working in partnership […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Exploration & Production, Research & Development, Transition

    The Norwegian Government has proposed to increase funding for mapping of seabed minerals and knowledge building. In its revised National Budget for 2020, Norway is looking to boost its previous funding from 70 to close to 140 million Norwegian kroner. Tina Bru, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, said: “As a resource owner, it is […]

  • 14 February 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    With the International Seabed Authority (ISA) granting Nauru Ocean Resources Incorporation (NORI), a Nauru registered exploration company, the right to explore for deep seabed minerals in the International Seabed Area (known as “the Area”), the country becomes the first Pacific Island nation to have secured such a licence. With limited seabed mineral resources inside its […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    The Government of Fiji has recently granted a licence to an unknown Korean company for the exploration of seabed minerals, The Fiji Times reports. According to the Mineral Resources director Malakai Finau the minerals potential of Fiji is located in its Exclusive Economic Zone. He was quoted as saying: “The key here is exploration not […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation) has today announced the formation of Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte. Ltd. (OMS), which intends to explore for polymetallic nodules several kilometres beneath the ocean’s surface. Polymetallic nodules contain copper, nickel, cobalt and manganese, as well as rare earth minerals, and have the potential of supplying these key metals to meet […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has completed data acquisition expedition on the Mohns Ridge in the north-western Norwegian Sea, using the Seabed Constructor vessel. During the four-week expedition, the NPD has made several discoveries of previously unknown sulphide deposits, and collected data covering large areas. These deposits include metals and minerals that are important in […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Research Council of Norway has granted up to NOK 25 million to “MarMine”, a research project on marine mineral resources. The project is coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has a strong industrial basis and participation. Nordic Mining’s subsidiary Nordic Ocean Resources AS (NORA) will be actively participating in […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has conducted a chemical analyses of sulphides and manganese crusts from the Norwegian shelf and revealed that the sulphides contain a high content of copper, zinc and cobalt. The sulphis contains mostly contain iron, but also have a relatively high content of copper (up to 14 per cent in some samples), […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    EU-funded, SPC Deep Sea Minerals (DSM) Project recently held a deep-sea minerals training workshop in Nadi, Fiji. According to, the workshop addressed the issues associated with deep-sea minerals and mining. Among the attendees were numerous scientists from the United States, Korea, Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, SPREP and SPC. The workshop provided the participants with […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Speaking at the opening of the Workshop on Environmental Management Needs for Exploration and Exploitation of Deep Seabed Minerals, Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority told participants, ISA has taken steps to augment the international community’s knowledge base in order to facilitate adequate environmental protection from mining. He said these steps included […]

  • 14 October 2014

    The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has formed an Interim National Seabed Minerals Management Board (INSMB). The board members, consisting of a small team of government officers and non-governmental representatives, are tasked by Cabinet to develop national policy and law for the appropriate governance of the nation’s deep sea resources. The […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Environment, Exploration & Production, Rules & Regulation, Technology, Transition

    The increase in metal mining needed to address the transition to renewable energy is drawing increasing attention and has led to a proposal to identify critical minerals for energy security options and identify sourcing challenges. There is an elemental strain between the need to scale up ocean-based renewables and the resource and environmental implications related […]

  • 1 February 2012
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

      Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority, Mr Nii Allotey Odunton, said that the ISA had been “honoured and delighted,” to hold an International Workshop, in collaboration with the SPC/SOPAC Division of the Pacific Community and the Government of Fiji, on issues relating to the environmental impact assessment of deep seabed mining. Mr Odunton’s […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      The importance of deep seabed minerals as a new major economic resource to island states in the Pacific has been reinforced with the appointment of Ms. Hannah Lily – Legal Advisor Deep Sea Minerals Project. Ms. Lily is the first lawyer to be employed by the SOPAC Division of SPC (Secretariat of the Pacific […]

  • 16 January 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Concerns about protecting the environment during exploration and mining for deep seabed minerals will not be addressed by a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Dr Malcolm Clark, Principal Scientist (Deepwater Fisheries) at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Wellington, New Zealand, expressed this opinion during the international workshop on Environmental Management Needs […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

      China announced plans to expand its seabed mineral explorations in the Indian Ocean after an international authority approved its bid to … (thehindubusinessline) [mappress] Source: thehindubusinessline,September 19 , 2011;

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Maersk Supply Service has partnered with DeepGreen Resources to recover polymetallic nodules from the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean. DeepGreen is advancing the NORI Area D Project (NORI D Project) through its wholly owned subsidiary Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI). The NORI D Project is conducted in cooperation with the Republic of Nauru […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Careful monitoring before, during and after the impending deep seabed mineral mining off the shores of Papua New Guinea will provide the hard data that will guide the responsible deep seabed mining practices of the future. This is the view of Dr Charles (Chuck) Fisher, Professor of Biology, Penn State University USA, who made a […]

  • 12 April 2011
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

      A Korean research vessel will carry out scientific studies on seabed minerals in Tongan waters over the next several months… (scoop) [mappress] Source:scoop , April 12, 2011;

  • 26 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Maersk Supply Service multi-purpose vessel, Maersk Launcher, has left San Diego port for its first deep sea mineral offshore study. The departure marks a milestone for Maersk Supply Service’s work with deep sea metal company, DeepGreen. MSS began working with DeepGreen in 2017, to bring marine knowledge to the development of a method for […]