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Deep Sea Mining

Nautilus Minerals Commence PNG Submerged Trials

At the recent Annual General Meeting of Nautilus Minerals Inc., Chairman Russell Debney, announced to gathered shareholders in Toronto that submerged trials for their...


Why the First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor is Stirring...

KYLE FRISCHKORN on SMITHSONIAN.COM | 13 July 2017 "In June, an international team of oceanographers launched the first effort to create a comprehensive map of all...
“Seabed minerals and areas beyond national jurisdiction are part of the Common Heritage of Mankind,” says Kristina Gjerde

Policy Spotlight

The Rising Profile of ISA Financial Regulations

The development of Financial Regulations to address the benefit sharing aspects of the Mining Code has recently moved to the forefront of ISA business. ...
The Authority shall provide for the equitable sharing of financial and other economic benefits derived from activities in the Area

Industry Releases


Upcoming Events

  1. 23rd Session of the ISA

    August 7 - August 18
  2. CBE6

    6th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE6)

    August 27 - September 1
  3. DOSI

    DOSI Open Meeting with a focus on Deep-Sea Mining

    August 27
  4. Anchorage

    Oceans ’17 MTS/IEEE Anchorage

    September 18 - September 21
  5. underwater mining conference

    46th Underwater Mining Conference

    September 24 - September 29
seabed authority work

Seabed Authority work to be reviewed at 23rd session

SYRANNO BAINES in JAMAICA GLEANER | 12 August 2017 "For the first time in its history, provision has been made for a review of the work...
seabed mining approved

Seabed mining approved in New Zealand despite environmentalists’ concerns

VALENTINA RUIZ LEOTAUD on MINING.COM | 11 August 2017 "New Zealand’s Environmental Protection Authority approved Trans-Tasman Resources’ application to mine iron sands from the seabed...

Nigeria looks to benefit from seabed mining

MARINELOG | 10 Aug 2017 "By working with the International Seabed Authority (ISBA), Nigeria is set to benefit from deep sea mining, said Dr. Dakuku...
New Zealand Seabed Mining

New Zealand seabed mining moves closer with EPA approval

DALE BENTON on MINING GLOBAL | 10 August 2017 "Deep sea mining in the sea-bed of New Zealand just moved a step closer, following significant...

Discovery could throw monkey wrench into deep-sea mining

TODD WOODY of OCEANS DEEPLY ON UPI | 3 August 2017 "Over the next three weeks, the International Seabed Authority is meeting in Jamaica to,...
metals markets

Electric-Car Revolution Shakes Up the Biggest Metals Markets

MARK BURTON and EDDIE VAN DER WALT on BLOOMBERG TECHNOLOGY | 2 August 2017 "The revolution in electric vehicles set to upturn industries from energy...
Tanzania's President

Tanzania’s President Urges Increased Control of Mineral Wealth

OMAR MOHAMMED on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 26 July 2017 "Tanzanians are being cheated out of the country’s mineral wealth and should take more control of...
deep sea mining

Deep sea mining: good idea or huge mistake?

THE NAKED SCIENTISTS | 25 July 2017 Download Podcast or Listen Here:   "Now, we can explore the deep, with robots, manned submarines and we can use...

Copper Goes Red Hot as Prices Rally to Two-Year High on China

MARK BURTON on BLOOMBERG MARKETS | 25 July 2017 "The red metal is red hot. Copper surged to the highest level in more than two years,...


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

New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized

KIM FULTON-BENNETT for MBARI | 24 July 2017 An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal...
“Just like human cities, the community that forms in a particular area depends not only on who arrives at that location, but also whether the underlying resources are suitable for their success," - Shana Goffredi