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Deep Sea Mining

FAU Receives Grant for Subsea Wireless Communications Technology

The U.S. National Science Foundation has provided a grant for $500,000 to Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science for development of...

Technology

Welcome to DSM Observer’s 2018 New Year Edition

Happy 2018 and welcome to our new year’s edition of the DSM Observer.  As our readers return from holiday breaks and family gatherings, we...

Policy Spotlight

Views from Africa: An with Interview with Uganda’s Joshua Tuhumwire

With over 30 years of service to the Ugandan Department of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM), including the role of Commissioner from 2001-2010, geologist...
Once the Mining Code is in place and mining begins to take place in the Area, Uganda’s role in the short term could be that of a sponsoring state and eventually as a direct participant along the Tonga/Nauru model.

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    March 7 @ 2:00 pm - March 9 @ 5:30 pm
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Blockchain-Based Treasure Search and Deep-Water Exploration

Blockchain-Based Treasure Search and Deep-Water Exploration

LANA SMILEY on COIN IDOL.com | 30 January 2018 "The unique solution will allow for much easier and more efficient searches for treasure, shipwrecks and...
GEBCO-NF Demonstrate AUV-USV Solution for Ocean Surveys

GEBCO-NF Demonstrate AUV-USV Solution for Ocean Surveys

SUBSEA WORLD NEWS | 26 Jan 2018 "The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team has completed technology readiness tests of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. The test were conducted...
Gold expected to peak at $1 500/oz this year – Thomson Reuters

Gold expected to peak at $1 500/oz this year – Thomson Reuters

MIA BREYTENBACH on MINING WEEKLY | 25 January 2018 "Gold prices are expected to average $1 360/oz and hit a 2018 peak of more than...
Sea Bed Mining is an invasion of indigenous livelihoods

Sea Bed Mining is an invasion of indigenous livelihoods

CARITAS PNG on PAPUA NEW GUINEA MINE WATCH | 24 December 2018 "Deep sea bed mining is the extraction of metals such as iron, manganese,...
Deep sea mining: Charting the risks of a new frontier

Deep sea mining: Charting the risks of a new frontier

DEUTSCHE WELLE | 24 January 2018 "The Earth's oceans hide vast amounts of valuable minerals and metals, and as some onshore deposits run low, mining...
seabed mining areas

China leads the world in seabed minerals as mining area expands

GLOBAL TIMES | 23 January 2018 "China has expanded its international seabed mining area to 86,000 square kilometers in the last five years, the Ministry...
Seabed Mining could destroy Ecosystems

Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

UNIVERSITY of EXETER | 22 January 2018 Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed...
financings

2018 minerals-focused financings off to slow start

HENRY LAZENBY on MINING WEEKLY | 22 January 2018 "In the wake of a slow start to mineral-focused financing activity, analysts are predicting more of...
Scientists Warns on Seabed Mining

Scientists Warns on Seabed Mining

THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE | 22 January 2018 "Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deepsea ecosystems, according to a new study by...
energy metal supplies

WoodMac urges automakers to ‘get out their chequebooks’, secure energy metal supplies

HENRY LAZENBY on MINING WEEKLY | 17 January 2018 "Auto manufacturers are ramping up strategies to cash in on the accelerating worldwide acceptance and demand...
education subsidy

Revised Education Subsidy Broadened in NIP

ONE PNG | 29 December 2017 "New Ireland Province has broadened its Education Subsidy Policy providing help for the first time to students seeking tertiary...
gold miners

Deep-Sea Gold Miners Target PNG Coast

LUKE HUNT on THE DIPLOMAT | 26 December 2017 "Deep-sea mining is about to take an enormous step into the future. Off the coast of...

Environment

Mongabay: 2017’s top 10 ocean news stories

Commentary by DOUGLAS MCCAULEY and PAUL DESALLES on MONGABAY | 27 December 2017 1. U.S. drops out of Paris In Mongabay's 2015 ocean top 10 list,...
Humans broke ground on the world’s first large-scale mineral extraction project in the ocean.

Science Briefs

Seabed mining could destroy ecosystems

UNIVERSITY of EXETER | 22 January 2018 Mining on the ocean floor could do irreversible damage to deep-sea ecosystems, says a new study of seabed...
"Our knowledge of these ecosystems is still limited, but we know they're very sensitive," said Dr David Santillo