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Deep Sea Mining

New Studies Highlight Complexity of Deep Sea Ecosystems

Three new journal papers published since the beginning of the year highlight the complexity of deep sea ecosystems and reveal new information on some...

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

European Parliament Calls for a Moratorium on Deep-Sea Mining

TODD WOODY on OCEANS DEEPLY | 1 February 2018 As the International Seabed Authority (ISA) drafts regulations to govern the mining of the ocean for...
“The resolution has no formal legal authority, but because a large majority of the European Parliament voted in support of it, I think it will have some real political weight,” Matthew Gianni

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Deep sea mining could destroy underwater Lost City, scientists warn

Deep sea mining could destroy underwater Lost City, scientists warn

ED CONWAY on SKY NEWS | 5 March 2018 "One of the world's most important sites of scientific interest has been officially designated as part...
Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean development

Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean development

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | 5 March 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Earth's vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to...
Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and...

JEREMY BURKE on BUSINESS INSIDER MALAYSIA | 5 March 2018 "There’s a spectacular, uncharted alien world right off the Gulf Coast, and a recent National...
metals prices

S&P’s sees further improvement in most metal prices in year ahead

MEGAN VAN WYNGAARDT on MINING WEEKLY | 5 March 2018 "Metals prices have benefited from the improved global economy and from a recently weaker US...
Global metals exploration likely to rise 20% in 2018 – S&P Global

Global metals exploration likely to rise 20% in 2018 – S&P Global

HENRY LAZENBY on MINING WEEKLY | 5 March 2018 Global mining exploration budgets are expected to swell about 20% this year, bolstered by the generally...
Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) Director Purchases $345,750.00 in Stock

Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (CODA) Director Purchases $345,750.00 in Stock

XAVIER HOLT on DISPATCH TRIBUNAL | 2 March 2018 "Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CODA) Director Mary Losty bought 75,000 shares of the firm’s stock in...
New Sponsor for Marine Science

New Sponsor for Marine Science

AISWARYA LAKSHMI on MARINELINK | 2 March 2018 "The International Seabed Authority (ISA), the agency responsible for regulating mining and related activities in the international...
The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority Launches Consultation for its New Strategic Plan

The Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority Launches Consultation for its New Strategic Plan

INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY | 1 March 2018 JAMAICA, Kingston - -  On Monday 26 February 2018, the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority presented its Draft...
Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

Environmental safeguards being ignored for deep sea mining

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | 1 March 2018 A Guam-based lawyer says the international community's legal position largely ignores environmental safeguards when it comes to Deep...
New Species Of Shark Discovered In Deep Sea

New Species Of Shark Discovered In Deep Sea

ELAINA ZACHOS on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC | 28 February 2018 Recently, scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology have confirmed that there is a new species...
NGO fights mining plan on seabed

NGO fights mining plan on seabed

LEMACH LAVARI on PAPUA NEW GUINEA MINE WATCH | 27 February 2018 "The Mineral Resources Authority (MRA) has received an objection by a non-governmental organisation...
Rare find from the deep sea New Studies Highlight Complexity of Deep Sea Ecosystems

Rare find from the deep sea

UNIVERSITY OF BONN | 20 February 2018 Dumbo octopuses live at a depth of thousands of meters in the oceans of this world, in near-freezing...

Environment

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...

Science Briefs

Advanced spatial planning models could promise new era of sustainable ocean...

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY | 5 March 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Earth's vast oceans brim with potential for commercial activities ranging from tourism to shipping to...
"I think this is a particularly useful approach when we think of new and emerging uses," Sarah Lester said. "There's a trend toward new ocean industries -- whether it's aquaculture, alternative energy or deep sea mining -- that could make great use of this approach."