According to the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), deepsea mining is still ‘fraught with many uncertainties’. As such, the organsiation feels it is far too early to proceed with commercial deepsea mining at this time. Marine biologist...
Allseas’ Hidden Gem is heading for port with its hold full of polymetallic nodules following the completion of a two-month deepsea mining test programme in the Pacific Ocean. It is the first time a fully integrated nodule collection system including riser has...
Belgium intends to transfer for free one of its research vessels to Ukraine. It is the RV Belgica ship that will monitor the marine environment of the Black and Azov seas in accordance with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The RV Belgica (A962) vessel, which is...
A prototype deep-seabed mining robot that had become uncoupled from a cable connecting it to a surface vessel has been successfully recovered from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. The Patania II, GSR’s purpose-built prototype nodule collector, is currently being...
In a landmark feat of modern engineering, rock-like nodules, rich in nickel, cobalt, manganese and copper, have been collected by an underwater robot during a scientific trial in the deep Pacific Ocean. The pre-prototype nodule collector developed by Global Sea...
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