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Battle over deep-sea mining heats up

RNZ 18 Mar 2024
It is the latest salvo in a long-running battle over access to a trove of hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of metals lying on the surface of the seabed in some parts of the deep ocean ... They are found across much of the deep ocean floor.
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Can we protect and profit from the oceans?

Vox 18 Mar 2024
But many believe it’s only a matter of time before companies are granted licenses to begin mining the ocean floor — unleashing a drilling bonanza that could have consequences we don’t yet understand because the deep ocean has barely been explored.
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'No guarantee' deep sea mining 'will go right' - study

RNZ 03 Mar 2024
The Ocean Foundation said there is high uncertainty around prices for metals and the circular economy could make deep sea mining unnecessary. Deep sea mining involves extracting rocks called nodules ...
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EVs and the deep sea: Should we mine the ocean to make clean cars in ...

The Post and Courier 26 Feb 2024
LFP batteries do require small amounts of manganese, a mineral found in the ocean's polymetallic nodules ... These rocks lay on the seafloor of the deep ocean and contain high concentrations of cobalt, nickel and manganese.
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Scientists found a ‘lost’ deep sea mining site in U.S. waters. What secrets does it hold?

The Post and Courier 19 Feb 2024
Organizers of the mission predicted that a fortune could be made from these dark nodules on the ocean floor ... Polymetallic nodules grow and shift about the seafloor, recording time and the ocean’s chemistry like a ship’s log.
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Cook Islands 'entitled to look at possibility' of deep sea mining - Winston Peters

RNZ 12 Feb 2024
The next stage is determining what type of technology is needed to harvest the nodules from the deep ocean ... the oceans and the need for a science-based approach before deep-sea mining can occur.
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$16.5 million grant boosts Cook Islands’ climate resilience efforts

Cook Islands News 08 Feb 2024
The next stage is determining what type of technology is needed to harvest manganese nodules from the deep ocean, if they can be harvested in a way that ensures the protection of the ocean.
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Marine biologist finds unexpected biodiversity on the ocean floor

Phys Dot Org 26 Jan 2024
Hydrothermal vents and manganese nodule fields in the deep oceans contain more biodiversity than expected, according to the thesis that NIOZ-marine biologist Coral Diaz-Recio Lorenzo will defend at Utrecht University on January 26.
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Unexpected biodiversity on the ocean floor

Science Daily 25 Jan 2024
Hydrothermal vents and manganese nodule fields in the deep oceans contain more biodiversity than expected ... .
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Mineral Processing Equipment Market to increase by USD 6.7 billion during 2022-2027, Increasing demand for ...

Longview News-Journal 23 Oct 2023
... to extract multi-needle nodules at a depth of 6,000 meters in the Indian Ocean.Robots are used to mine minerals for�deep sea mining and the cutting robots have large and powerful cutting drums.
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The Existential Dilemma of Offshore Riches

Truth Dig 18 Oct 2023
... of diving for sunken treasure; and a joint venture of the Cook Islands government and Global Seabed Resources, a Belgian company known for developing a deep-sea “nodule collector” called Patania II.
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Portsmouth exhibition celebrates Royal Navy’s role in ocean exploration

The Observer 17 Sep 2023
The exhibition includes modern-day equipment for ocean exploration such as this long-range autosub ... “[The scientists on board] did a lot of stuff, including identifying 4,700 new species unknown to science from the deep ocean.
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A New "Gold Rush" Is Brewing – And Potential Disaster Looms

IFL Science 15 Aug 2023
A bed of manganese nodules photographed on the deep offshore of the Cook Islands during a Japanese research cruise in the year 2000.
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Mineral-rich nodules and the battle over mining the deep sea

Phys Dot Org 27 Jul 2023
They might look like pebbles strewn across the seafloor, but to the unique animals of the ocean deep, polymetallic nodules are a crucial habitat ... The nodules were first recovered from the Pacific deep ...
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Manganese ocean ‘potatos’ are highly radioactive

Interesting Engineering 25 Jul 2023
Manganese nodules are found in the deep ocean.These could be an important source of valuable and relatively scarce metals ... Manganese nodules, also known as polymetallic nodules, can be found in all of Earth’s oceans.

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