Latest News for: Seabed exploration


In the ocean’s twilight zone, a fish that could feed the world – or destroy it

The Observer 29 Sep 2022
In 1789, the explorers Alessandro Malaspina and José de Bustamante set sail from Cádiz on Spain’s first scientific expedition around the world ... True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed by Helen Scales, published by Bloomsbury Sigma.

We may tread deep water in pursuit of industrial metals | Mint

Live Mint 26 Sep 2022
On behalf of countries that need these materials, many companies have been exploring widely in an effort to diversify away from Russia for nickel in particular and Democratic Republic of Congo for cobalt ... The exploration for PM creates significant environmental impact on the deep seabed.

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Getting to the bottom of things — mining on the ocean floor

Finger Lakes Times 24 Sep 2022
This region is regulated by the International Seabed Authority or ISA. It is charted by the UN to assist and regulate the exploration and exploitation of the sea bottom ... According to reports, the ISA estimates that over $100 million has already been spent on the exploration of the ocean bottom for these resources.

Persist efforts pay off in election of Vietnamese expert elected to agency of International Seabed Authority

Vietnam News 19 Sep 2022
LTC is in charge of managing the exploration and exploitation of non-living marine resources in the seabed and subsoil beyond the national jurisdiction where the resources are considered “common heritage of mankind” and shared fairly among nations.

SBMA prepares inspectors for exploration expeditions

Cook Islands News 16 Sep 2022
In February this year, Cook Islands Cabinet formally approved the three seabed minerals (SBM) exploration licence applications from CIC Limited, CIIC Seabed Resources Limited and Moana Minerals Limited, at least one of the companies have started their exploration expedition.

New study cracks the code for future exploration of oil and gas in the Jizhong depression

Phys Dot Org 14 Sep 2022
The Ordovician buried hills in particular, have been extensively explored since 1977. Unfortunately, further exploration in this region is difficult due to the exhaustion of high-amplitude and easily identifiable medium–shallow buried hills ... Explore further. Reassessing geohazards of buried landslide deposits and their impacts on seabed ecosystems.

Shallow-water mining is not a sustainable alternative to deep-water mining, scientists argue

Phys Dot Org 13 Sep 2022
Shallow-water mining projects are already underway in Namibia and Indonesia, and projects have been proposed in Mexico, New Zealand, and Sweden, but the effects of these projects haven't been fully investigated ... Explore further. Deep-sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts. More information ... DOI ... Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Moderate earthquake hits western Indonesia

Xinhua 11 Sep 2022
The quake hit at 11.16 Jakarta time (0416 GMT) with the epicenter at 316 km southwest of Pacitan district and the shallow at 10 km under the seabed, the ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.

Pacific nations make their own decisions, says SBMA

Cook Islands News 10 Sep 2022
French Polynesia has voted a draft opinion for a temporary ban on seabed mining projects this week ...Kiribati, Nauru and the Cook Islands are already engaged in an exploration process ... “We are the first country member of the Forum to take this resolution on, I must say, the exploration of the seabed,” Maamaatuaiahutapu said.

NPD’s Eriksen elected to International Seabed Authority role

Upstream Online 09 Sep 2022
Norwegian Petroleum Directorate senior geologist and former exploration director Sissel Eriksen elected as a member of the International Seabed Authority’s legal and technical commission ... Aquaterra Energy appointed Anne Haase as renewables director ... Upstream is part of NHST Media group ... .

The little sub that could: Woods Hole tests the limits of science with 'Alvin' submersible

Cape Cod Times 09 Sep 2022
For a moment, the animal looks like nothing more than a bluish, amoeba-like blur on the seabed ... There, the scientists made direct observations of some of the deepest seabed areas in the Atlantic Ocean ... It is possible Alvin could be away, exploring the great blue depths, for the next five years, Michel said ... To explore strange new seabeds.

5.6-magnitude quake hits western Indonesia

Xinhua 07 Sep 2022
Thursday Jakarta Time (1809 GMT Wednesday), with the epicenter at 89 km southeast of Mukomuko district and the shallow at 10 km under the seabed, the agency said ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.

Greenpeace drops boulders on UK seabed to curb bottom-trawling fishing

Phys Dot Org 02 Sep 2022
Greenpeace UK said Friday it had dropped 18 large boulders on the seabed in a marine conservation zone off the coast of southwest England to prevent "destructive" industrial fishing ... The action would make it "impossible for them to drag the heavy fishing gear along the seabed, destroying the habitat and disturbing the carbon", she added.

Secret data, tiny islands and a quest for treasure on the ocean floor

Indian Express 30 Aug 2022
McFarlane, former head of environmental monitoring at the International Seabed Authority, an agency affiliated with the United Nations that will regulate mining by the Metals Co ... “You are violating the legal concept behind the Seabed Authority,” said Sandor Mulsow, who held top positions at the agency before leaving in 2019.

Efforts to pass global ocean protection treaty fail

BBC News 27 Aug 2022
"The high seas are the vital blue heart of the planet ... This would put limits on how much fishing can take place, the routes of shipping lanes and exploration activities like deep sea mining ... As of March 2022, the International Seabed Authority, which regulates these activities, had issued 31 contracts to explore the deep sea for minerals ... .

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