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Deep-Sea Mining Threatens Biodiversity 25 Times More Than Land-Based Mining, Report Says

Jun 30, 2023

Extracting minerals from the ocean floor could negatively impact biodiversity on a scale of up to 25 times greater than land-based mining, and fixing the damage would cost twice as much as extraction, a new report said on Thursday.A search for alternatives to fossil fuels has driven demand for materials that go into batteries, some of which can be found on the seabed where ecosystems have yet to be fully explored…

EXPLAINER-Why Does Norway Want to Mine the Seabed?

Sep 14, 2023

Norway may become the first country to start commercial deep sea mining, if parliament approves a government proposal to open an offshore area larger than the United Kingdom, despite international calls for a global moratorium. Parliament is set to discuss the government's bill this autumn…

Norway Should Call Off Deep Sea Mining Plans, Key Ally Says

Sep 14, 2023

Norway's minority government should withdraw its proposal to open a vast Arctic offshore area to deep sea mining and call at least a ten-year moratorium on the activity, its key backer in parliament, said.Norway could become the first nation…

Norway's NPD Taps Argeo for Deep-sea Mineral Exploration in Knipovich Ridge

Apr 20, 2023

Norway-based offshore survey firm Argeo said Thursday it had won a deep-sea survey contract comprising multi-sensor data acquisition with AUV for the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) to evaluate further mineral resource potential in the northern part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Knipovich Ridge)…

Transocean's Drillship to be Used for Deep-Sea Mineral Exploration

Feb 10, 2023

Offshore drilling company Transocean has agreed to invest in DEME Group’s subsidiary Global Sea Mineral Resources NV (“GSR”) in exchange for a non-controlling stake in the company. GSR is the deep-sea mineral exploratory company engaged in the…

VIDEO: 'Historic Moment' as Seabed Nodules Collected and Lifted to Production Vessel Using 4 km Riser

Oct 12, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) said Wednesday it had collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km-long riser system to the surface in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean.TMC, the explorer…

TMC's NORI Starts Monitoring Environmental Impact of of Pilot Nodule Collection System Trials

Oct 07, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC),  a company gearing up for commercial metallic nodule collection from the seabed, said Wednesday that a team of independent scientists from leading research institutions around the world and contractors has started the…

Marine Minerals – A New Opportunity for Subsea Oil and Gas Technology

Jun 15, 2022

2023 could be a significant year for subsea mining, both in Norway and internationally. Norway’s environmental impact assessment for marine mining is ongoing, and the opening of the first Norwegian area for marine mining licenses is due to be approved while the International Seabed Authority (ISA)…

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