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Dr. Hamed Said Al Aufi, Undersecretary of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries expects job opportunities from the 32-country conference.

Oman plans to boost fisheries, mining, logistics jobs

Times News Service | 2 October 2018 Muscat: Oman aims to create jobs in the logistics, fisheries, mining, and energy sectors through a 32-country conference that...

New Battery Soaks Up Carbon Dioxide

 Prachi Patel | 4 October 2018 Researchers at MIT have made a new lithium-based battery that runs on carbon dioxide taken directly from a power plant. Their...
Autonomous underwater vehicle onboard the Maersk Launcher

DeepGreen research ship reports early positive findings of deep ocean metals

International Mining | 2 June 2018 The first of five ocean campaigns, co-sponsored with Maersk, bodes well for environmentally sustainable and economic recovery of metals....
Patania II, courtesy DEME.

DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’

PortNews | 18 September 2018 Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR), DEME’s subsidiary specialised in deep sea harvesting, has unveiled the nodule collector ‘Patania II’. The...
A new species of the sea-anemone-like Relicanthus clings to a sponge stalk on the floor of the Pacific Ocean.Credit: D. J. Amon & C. R. Smith

Discovery of vibrant deep-sea life prompts new worries over seabed mining

Amy Maxmen | 21 September 2018 Deep in the eastern central Pacific Ocean, on a stretch of sea floor nearly as big as the continental...
China is expected to produce more e-waste than the United States or the European Union by 2030 (Image: Global E-Waste Monitor)

The treasure hidden in our gadgets

Catherine Early | China Dialogue Gold is the most valuable metal in a phone. One tonne of gold ore contains around 1-5 grams of pure...
Photo: AFP

Futuna rejects seabed exploration and mining

Radio New Zealand | 14 September 2018 The rejection of any further exploration of the seabed was expressed at a meeting in Futuna with French...
Photo by Bloomberg MARKET POTENTIAL The African mining waste management market is split between a handful of companies, however, there is potential for several small companies to enter the market in the form of independent waste management service companies

Mining waste set to grow, but ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ solutions abound

Tracy Hancock | 7 September 2018 The evolution of waste management techniques to accommodate the shift to low-grade ores by mining operations is one of...
Map Key: Red: 10% of concentrated biodiversity (the most important habitats and feeding grounds for migratory species), Yellow: 70% of biodiversity (areas of importance for migratory species), Deep blue: areas not important for migratory species.

Negotiations start on a high seas treaty

Zhang Chun | September 5, 2018 The high seas cover two thirds of the ocean and are home to 90% of marine life, but this vast...
Hydrothermal vent covered in tube worms.

Marvels of the deep and their superpowers

Jonathan Amos | 4 September 2018 Maggie Georgieva is turning a jar of preservative around in her hands. "This is it," she says. "This is...

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Palau nautilus from side. Palau, Micronesia. Photo by Lee R. Berger.

From the Editor: Getting a handle on jargon

Deep-sea mining is plagued by inscrutable jargon that makes it very difficult to newcomers to engage meaningfully with the industry. One of the big...
Patania II, courtesy DEME.

Global Sea Mineral Resources unveils the Patania II nodule collector

This week, Global Sea Mineral Resources unveiled Patania II, a pre-prototype polymetallic nodule collector built to work in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Patania II...
The Maersk Launcher, DeepGreen's support ship. with the Ocean Cleanup System 001.

DeepGreen’s vision for the next generation of deep-sea mining

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