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Friday, November 24, 2017
Deep Sea Mining

Report on Mining Code Implementation Workshop Now Available

The final report of the workshop From Paper to Practice: Implementing the Mining Code was released this past week.  The workshop took place on...

Technology

Japan Pioneers Long-Term Deep Sea Monitoring Technology

The Japan Agency for Marine‐Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is field-testing a new monitoring system for long-term environmental data collection on the deep seafloor. The...
The Edokko Mark I is a simple deep sea shuttle camera which descends from a surface vessel to the seafloor using its own weight, captures images and floats back to the surface.

Policy Spotlight

New Era for the ISA?

The 23rd Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority – and the first Annual Session under new Secretary General Michael Lodge – convened 31...
The definition of Common Heritage — and how its application could inform ISA contractor obligations – will probably become a lively topic of discussion as exploration gives way to exploitation.

Industry Releases

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De Beers Marine Namibia

Kleven signs MoU with De Beers Marine Namibia

PORT NEWS | 21 November 2017 "Norwegian shipbuilding group Kleven has signed an MoU with the Namibian offshore diamond mining company, De Beers Marine Namibia...
Cobalt One

Cobalt One shareholders approve merger with First Cobalt

ANINE KILLIAN on MINING WEEKLY | 21 November 2017 "Junior cobalt miner Cobalt One’s shareholders have approved a merger with Toronto-based First Cobalt, which means...
Marin Teknikk

Marin Teknikk to Design Second Mining Vessel for Debmarine Namibia

SUBSEA WORLD NEWS | 20 November 2017 "The vessel will follow the MT6022 SS Nujoma delivered in 2016 to Debmarine Namibia. The new seabed mining vessel,...
diamond producer

Canadian diamond producer to resume mining off Namibian coast

VALENTINA RUIZ LEOTAUD on MINING.COM | 20 November 2017 "Vancouver-based Diamond Fields International (TSXV:DFI) announced that it is set to resume its mining activities off...
Tesla

Tesla truck supercharges hopes for boom in battery metals demand

BLOOMBERG via MINING WEEKLY | 19 November 2017 "Tesla’s plans to roll out an all-electric big rig have given a fresh jolt to the outlook...
Cooks legislation

Lack of environmental safeguards highlighted in Cooks legislation

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 17 November 2017 "The Pacific Network on Globalisation says claims environmental costs would stop seabed mining in the Cook Islands would...
deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea

Out of our depth: deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea – episode 1

GEM ROMULD, TEISHAN AHEARNE, COREY GREEN, EMMA CRUNCH & KERRI-LEE HARDING on 3CR COMMUNITY RADIO | 16 November 2017 "It’s a race to the bottom...
ISA 24th Session Information Technology Assistant

ISA Secretary-General Talks Deep Seabed Mining at Ocean Board Meeting

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 16 November 2017 JAMAICA, Kingston - -  The Authority has done a good job over its 24 years of existence of...
submarine canyon

Bangladeshi Researchers to launch submarine canyon expedition

DHAKA TRIBUNE | 16 November 2017 "Isabela Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Bangladesh, will conduct an expedition into the Swatch of No-Ground in the...
copper smelters

China’s copper smelters insist no concentrate deficit after surprise Shanghai meeting

REUTERS on MINING WEEKLY | 15 November 2017 "China's top copper smelters held an unscheduled meeting in Shanghai on Tuesday to reaffirm their position that...
Solomon Islands

Can the Solomon Islands’ Gold Ridge Mine serve as a new model for resource...

CATHERINE WILSON on MONGABAY | 15 November 2017 After 17 years of foreign ownership and a checkered environmental history, the Solomon Islands’ Gold Ridge...
cobalt from Congo

Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags – Amnesty

REUTERS on MINING WEEKLY | 15 November 2017 "Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has...

Environment

New Book on Deep Sea Mining

A new book from Springer offers one of the most comprehensive looks at deep sea mining to date.  Edited by Dr. Rahul Sharma of...
“I am confident that this book will serve as an important source of reference for future generations on this topic.” Michael W. Lodge Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority

Science Briefs

Discovery of a new group of sponges could help measure impact...

TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP | 24 September 2017 A completely new group of sponges has been discovered, which scientists believe could be a key indicator...
Dr Adrian Glover said, "We were simply astonished to discover that the most abundant animal living on the metal-rich nodules was not only a new species, but from a new genus as well."