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Allseas Chooses ABS for Their Deep Sea Mineral Collection Project

The Maritime Executive 12 Oct 2021
Allseas’ 228-meter Hidden Gem is being equipped with a deep-sea mineral collection system to recover polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor and transfer them to the surface for transportation to shore. The nodules contain high grades of nickel, manganese, copper and ...
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ABS Chosen by Allseas for Their Deep Sea Mineral Collection Project

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide 07 Oct 2021
Allseas’ 228-meter Hidden Gem is being equipped with a deep-sea mineral ...
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Deep seabed mining a threat to Africa’s coral reefs

Mail Guardian South Africa 25 Sep 2021
This mining would involve sucking up polymetallic nodules from the plains on the deep ocean floor, stripping cobalt crusts from biodiversity-rich seamounts (although the WWF says this is not yet commercially viable) and extracting polymetallic sulphides from hydrothermal vents, according to the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.
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A Climate Solution Lies Deep Under the Ocean—But Accessing It Could Have Huge Environmental Costs

Time Magazine 07 Sep 2021
According to deep-ocean-mining proponents, the seabed nodules could provide most of the minerals the world needs, with minimal impact. “The biggest risk to the ocean right now is global warming,” says Kris Van Nijen, managing director of the Belgium-based deep-sea-mining company Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR).
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What will happen to sediment plumes associated with deep-sea mining?

Phys Dot Org 27 Jul 2021
Such deep-sea-mining schemes propose sending down tractor-sized vehicles ... The team is now working on collector plumes, having recently returned from several weeks at sea to perform the first environmental monitoring of a nodule collector vehicle in the deep ocean in over 40 years.
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California’s electric car revolution, designed to save the planet, also unleashes a toll on it

The Los Angeles Times 21 Jul 2021
The Metals Company and others plan within three years to start vacuuming patches of the deep ocean floor for nodules that contain many of the metals that go into electric car batteries along with lithium ... But there are few other opportunities for ocean scientists to collect samples and conduct research that far and deep in the ocean.
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Lodgers on manganese nodules: Sponges promote a high diversity

Science Daily 10 Jun 2021
Deep down in the ocean, valuable raw materials are stored, such as nodules of manganese.
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Greenpeace slams deep-sea metal mining for e-vehicle batteries as 'scandalous threat' to health of oceans

TVNZ 09 Apr 2021
One method is to mine the deep ocean floor, but there are warnings it could have a disastrous impact on the marine environment ... There are hundreds and millions of polymetallic nodules lying on the deep sea ocean floor ... BMW, Google, Samsung and Volvo Trucks have announced they wouldn't use any metals sourced from the deep ocean in their products.
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Major companies support call for temporary ban on deep-sea mining

Splash24/7 08 Apr 2021
The companies have joined the increasing chorus of concern about the significant risks to economies and to ocean health that would arise from opening up the deep seabed to extraction of minerals ... an ultra-deepwater drillship to recover polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor.
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Companies back moratorium on deep sea mining

BBC News 04 Apr 2021
The concept, first envisaged in the 1960s, is to extract billions of potato-sized rocks called nodules from the abyssal plains of the oceans several miles deep ... "With those mines we do understand the consequences and we do have solutions but in the deep ocean we don't even have the tools to assess them.".
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Micronesian scientist becomes first Pacific Islander to reach ocean's deepest point

The Observer 04 Apr 2021
The expedition was organised by deep ... Increasingly, the seafloor is a place of competition and potential conflict as industrialised nations and corporations eye deep-ocean resources with plans to extract mineral-rich polymetallic nodules in what remains largely uncharted territory.
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Deep Green hits backs at firms opposing seafloor mining

Mining Dot Com 01 Apr 2021
“A precautionary approach has informed our strategy from the outset, including our mission to provide battery metals sourced from deep-ocean nodules that generate zero solid waste, no toxic tailings, and a fraction of the carbon emissions compared to land-based sources,” DeepGreen noted.
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Automakers BMW, Volvo back moratorium on deep seabed mining

Standard-Speaker 01 Apr 2021
While deep seabed mining is still in its infancy, several prospecting firms are seeking rights to extract potentially lucrative deposits from the depths of the ocean, particularly the metallic nodules that build up around hydrothermal vents ... campaign against deep seabed mining.
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Business in Brief

The Galveston Daily News 01 Apr 2021
While deep seabed mining is still in its infancy, several prospecting firms are seeking rights to extract potentially lucrative deposits from the depths of the ocean, particularly the metallic nodules that build up around hydrothermal vents.
photo: Creative Commons / Olaf Kosinsky
BMW Concept X7 iPerformance at IAA 2017, Germany
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BMW and Volvo support halt to ocean floor mining for battery minerals

Hong Kong Standard 31 Mar 2021
While deep seabed mining is still in its infancy, several prospecting firms are seeking rights to extract potentially lucrative deposits from the depths of the ocean, particularly the metallic nodules that build up around hydrothermal vents ... campaign against deep seabed mining.
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