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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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'Hidden Gem' Arrives In Rotterdam To Be Transformed Into Nodule Collection Vessel For The Metals Company

Malaysian National News Agency 23 Sep 2021
In partnership with The Metals Company (formerly DeepGreen Metals Inc.), Allseas is developing a deep-sea mineral collection system to responsibly recover polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor and transfer them to the surface for transportation to shore.
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‘Hidden Gem’ Arrives in Rotterdam to be Transformed into Nodule Collection Vessel for The Metals Company

Algeria Times 23 Sep 2021
In partnership with The Metals Company (formerly DeepGreen Metals Inc.), Allseas is developing a deep-sea mineral collection system to responsibly recover polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor and transfer them to the surface for transportation to shore.
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Critics question the climate crisis benefits of deep seabed mining

Splash24/7 13 Sep 2021
It has been estimated that, collectively, the nodules on the bottom of the ocean contain six times as much cobalt, three times as much nickel, and four times as much of the rare-earth metal yttrium as there is on land ... They estimate that the ‘nodule obligate species’ – the animals ...
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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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LET'S REMINISCE: Should we start mining the ocean floor?

Herald Democrat 29 Jun 2021
Most are looking to slurp up the nodules; others are hoping to excavate stretches of the ocean floor that are rich in cobalt and copper ... One compromise proposal is that if mining does go forward, artificial nodules could be manufactured and dropped by ship into the deep ocean, to replace those being refashioned into batteries.
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In brief: news from around the Pacific

RNZ 28 Jun 2021
The International Seabed Authority is expected to vote this year on opening up the deep sea to mining, with much interest focused on the Pacific Ocean. The leading ocean experts who issued the statement argue far too little is known about the ocean ecosystems in the deep sea.
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A mining startup’s rush for underwater metals comes with deep risks – Todd Woody

Mining Dot Com 24 Jun 2021
The deep ocean holds the world’s largest estimated reserves of minerals, potentially worth trillions of dollars ... DeepGreen is one of just 22 entities with permission to prospect for minerals in the deep ocean ... DeepGreen is one of just 22 entities with permission to prospect for minerals in the deep ocean.
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A mining startup’s rush for underwater metals comes with deep risks

Mining Dot Com 24 Jun 2021
The deep ocean holds the world’s largest estimated reserves of minerals, potentially worth trillions of dollars ... The deep ocean holds the world’s largest estimated reserves of minerals, potentially worth trillions of dollars ... DeepGreen is one of just 22 entities with permission to prospect for minerals in the deep 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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Deep-sea mining tests resume as lost robot rescued

Mining Dot Com 30 Apr 2021
The unit of Belgium’s DEME Group is with a group of European scientists to determine the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining ... DeepGreen, one of the companies that are actively seeking to mine the ocean floor, said environmental benefits can be achieved only through collecting polymetallic nodules, 4,000 meters deep on the abyssal plain.
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