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Deep Sea Mining

Murky waters.

Janet Davison at CBC | 5 August 2018 They don’t look like much at first, the black, potato-shaped blobs that lie scattered on the seabed,...
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...
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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...

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Deep-sea mining from 2018 to 2024: what can we expect?

At the close of the 24th Annual Session of the International Seabed Authority on 26th July 2018, the future of deep-sea mining appeared precarious....
Group photo of delegates at the end of the meeting, courtesy ISA. 

In Summary: Part II of the 24th Session of the ISA.

Last month, ISA delegates met in Jamaica for the 2nd part of the 24th Session of the International Seabed Authority to discuss the ISA’s...
Deep-sea glass sponges from a polymetallic nodule field. Image from Kersken et al. 2018.

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