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  • 17 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Speaking at the recent 88th meeting of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science in Washington, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority, Michael Lodge said that ISA had approved 29 contracts for deep sea exploration covering more than 1.3 million square kilometers of the seabed. During the speech, he highlighted the […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.N. International Seabed Authority (ISA) recently issued a “Report on the draft framework for the regulation of deep seabed exploitation activities“. The ISA report on the draft regulation of marine mining is open for comment until May 15th. The WOC (World Ocean Council) is working to help ensure there is adequate ocean industry input […]

  • 26 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Two Royal IHC employees were invited by the Dutch government to join its delegation at the 22nd annual International Seabed Authority (ISA) session in Kingston, Jamaica on 12-20 July 2016. Ms Aleyda Ortega IHC Project Leader Sustainability and Mr Jaco van der Hoeven, IHC Specialist Marine Mining, attended for the fifth year as environmental and […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Operations & Maintenance

    India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. These rights are over 75000 sq. km of area in international waters allocated by International Seabed Authority for developmental activities for polymetallic nodules. The estimated polymetallic nodule resource potential is 380 million tonnes, containing […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Australian-based Deep Sea Mining Campaign has congratulated the Namibian Government’s on its decision to place a moratorium on seabed mining. “The Deep Sea Mining campaign applauds the Namibian government’s decision to impose a moratorium for 18 months on marine phosphate mining” said Natalie Lowrey, communications coordinator for the Deep Sea mining campaign. “Environmentalists and […]

  • 5 August 2020
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Equipment, Exploration & Production, Research & Development, Technology

    Fincantieri and Saipem have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the development of deep-seabed mining (DSM). Specifically, this deal sets the ground in the field of designing, engineering, building and managing DSM systems. Deep-sea floors are rich in minerals, mostly sulphides, cobalt crusts and polymetallic nodules, essential to modern digital economy. There are no […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Sea turtles, dugongs and some of the healthiest tropical seas in the world are safe today as the Northern Territory Government protects waters around Groote Eylandt from devastating seabed mining, according to leading Territory environment groups the Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Environment Centre NT. “Today the Government has recognised that strip mining the […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Research & Development

    Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has called Pacific Islands government to ban seabed mining due to the risk it presents to marine environment. According to PIANGO’s executive director Emele Duituturaga, it is becoming increasingly clear that the blue growth narrative by international organisations includes seabed mining despite threats to fisheries and ocean livelihoods in the region. She […]

  • 1 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Taranaki Regional Council today released a new report on sensitive habitats and threatened species in the Taranaki coastal marine area. According to KASM, the report shows plenty of marine life in the South Tarankai Bight in the area a seabed mining company wants to dig up. The report, commissioned by the Taranaki Regional Council and prepared by the Cawthron Institute, […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian-based Deep Sea Mining Campaign has congratulated the Namibian Government’s on its decision to place a moratorium on seabed mining. “The Deep Sea Mining campaign applauds the Namibian government’s decision to impose a moratorium for 18 months on marine phosphate mining” said Natalie Lowrey, communications coordinator for the Deep Sea mining campaign. “Environmentalists and […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Research & Development

    The probable imminent start of commercial activities to mine metals from the deep ocean floor prompted the European Commission to improve public knowledge on the issue and gauge public opinion. Accordingly, in 2014 a public consultation was launched and a study undertaken. Whereas the study was limited to mining in deep water, the consultation also […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The European Commission is helping to take seabed mining to the next level by funding a four-year project entitled: “Breakthrough Solutions for Mineral Extraction and Processing in Extreme Environments – Blue Mining”. The overall aims of this project are to develop new cost-effective solutions for environmentally friendly mining and processing in difficult conditions and extreme […]

  • 20 August 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    SOPAC (Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Applied Geoscience and Technology Division) has been organizing workshops in deep sea mining in the Pacific Island region. According to Radio New Zaeland Internation, the workshop will prepare the mentioned communities for seabed mining. SOPAC’s director, Russell Howorth, mentioned that the regional governments have to establish regulatory frameworks for […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Oceans Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), together with the Earth Sciences and Resources Board, discussed current developments and prospects for deep sea mining at a meeting held in Washington earlier this month. Manganese nodules, cobalt crusts or massive sulphides: the deep sea contains different raw materials that are largely undiscovered […]

  • 18 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new report from Greenpeace International has found that deep seabed mining could have a serious impact on the ocean environment and on the livelihood of coastal communities. In a Report just released it calls for a suspension in the granting of deep seabed mining licenses. Ms Seni Nabou, the political advisor for Greenpeace, told […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The European Commission is helping to take seabed mining to the next level by funding a four-year project entitled: “Breakthrough Solutions for Mineral Extraction and Processing in Extreme Environments – Blue Mining”. The overall aims of this project are to develop new cost-effective solutions for environmentally friendly mining and processing in difficult conditions and extreme […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Pacific Conference of Churches has supported calls from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea for a halt to Deep Sea Mining (DSM). About 1.2 million members of ELCPNG have said no to Experimental Seabed Mining after its synod on Karkar Island, Madang Province. The members have also given their church leaders approval […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Chatham Rock Phosphate is sharing its experience of New Zealand’s environmental consenting regime to assist Namibia in designing an environmental assessment process for its seabed phosphate resources. The Namibian government sought input from interested parties to define the content of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of phosphate mining off Namibia and on-shore phosphate processing. CRP […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) has launched one of its most challenging scientific underwater experiments this month on the Chatham Rise. Chatham Rock Phosphate said that this expedition is particularly relevant to its proposed marine phosphate recovery operation on the Chatham Rise. At least nine separate specialised pieces of equipment will be […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Research & Development

    Nordic Mining has announced the start of MarMine, the first comprehensive research program in Norway with focus on the resource potential and technological aspects related to seabed minerals and mining. MarMine is coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and has been granted approximately NOK 25 million from the Norwegian Research Council. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Okeanus has received a purchase order from NiGK Corporation (NiGK) in Japan for the development, manufacture, and delivery of an active heave compensated umbilical winch and skid mounted A-frame style LARS. The 10 ton winch and LARS will be used from ships of opportunity to deploy a tethered seafloor drill that will obtain core samples […]