Latest News for: Seabed exploration


Offshore Support Vessel Market size is set to grow by USD 525.58 million from 2022 ...

Longview News-Journal 31 May 2023
... drilling.Moreover, offshore exploration activities also involve the firing of air guns, which sends a strong shock across the seabed and can damage the hearing ability of marine animals.Hence, such factors are expected to limit the growth of the market in the forecast period.

Ice Age Volcano Spewing Methane Discovered on Arctic Seabed

Newsweek 30 May 2023
"Exploring the seabed and discovering new methane insights is like finding hidden treasures," said expedition leader Stefan Buenz ....

Lodbrok Publishes Letter to Valaris’ Board of Directors

Eagle-Tribune 30 May 2023
... and Maersk Drilling, while also divesting a significant amount of its jackup fleet; and Transocean has recently acquired a stranded asset at the yard, has diversified into exploration of seabed minerals, and has been publicly reported to have bid for another large rig operator.

Scientists have discovered over 5,000 new species in the Pacific Ocean, from sea cucumbers to ...

Business Insider 28 May 2023
According to the report, the CCZ was first explored in the 1960s, while ... Nineteen contracts have so far been awarded to deep-sea mining contractors to explore the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, according to the International Seabed Authority.Read the original article on Business Insider.

Scientists find 5,000 new species in Pacific, warn of mining risk

Al Jazeera 26 May 2023
A study has identified more than 5,000 new species living in deep-sea habitats in the Pacific Ocean in a region known as the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ), a seabed targeted for mining in the coming years ... The zone, which receives little sunlight, has become the world’s largest mineral exploration area.

Scientists discover about 5,000 species in future Pacific mining zone

Yahoo Daily News 26 May 2023
The deep-sea mining industry is hoping to harvest the area, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) Deep-sea mining in the region is regulated by the International Seabed Authority, an intergovernmental body. The ISA has granted contracts for mining exploration in the area to 16 companies.

More than 5,000 new species discovered in Pacific deep-sea mining hotspot

The Observer 25 May 2023
... is backed by UK Seabed Resources (UKSR), a deep-sea mining company that operates the UK’s exploration area.The NHM has previously worked with UKSR and Deep Green, now the Metals Company, another mining firm, as a contractor in the area to provide baseline biodiversity data.

Researchers detect 5,000 species threatened by deep sea mining

The Spokesman-Review 25 May 2023
Convention on the Law of the Sea established the ISA in 1994 with a mandate to manage the exploration and exploitation of the seabed in international waters while at the same time ensuring the effective protection of the marine environment ... The CCZ seabed lies 13,000 feet below ...

Nearly 200 unique species found in area attracting deep sea mining interests

AOL 25 May 2023
There are 17 contracts for mineral exploration in the region although no company is allowed to begin mining yet ... Much of the data came through a DeepData platform supplied by companies searching for minerals, as the International Seabed Authority (ISA) requires they collect and share environmental data to be granted permission to explore.

6.2-magnitude earthquake jolts off eastern Indonesia, no potential for tsunami

Xinhua 24 May 2023
Jakarta time (1549 GMT) with its epicenter being at 203 km northwest of Kepulauan Tanimbar (Maluku Tenggara Barat) district and a depth of 221 km under the seabed, the agency said ... EXPLORE XINHUANET.

Is it too late to halt deep-sea mining? Meet the activists trying to save the seabed

The Observer 21 May 2023
For almost 30 years, much of what went on at the secretive-sounding International Seabed Authority (ISA) in Jamaica was unreported and scarcely noticed ... Deep-sea mining exploration and research has been ongoing since the 1960s, but nothing on an industrial scale has yet begun.

New Zealand launching seabed mining inquiry amid environmental concerns

China Daily 18 May 2023
Most coastal countries have been cautious about allowing any seabed mining within their exclusive economic zones ... Bumby pointed out that mineral exploration of the global seafloor is still in its infancy, and there are large gaps in our knowledge of potential seabed resources.

Underwater Ice Age mud volcano discovered off the coast of Norway

The Independent 17 May 2023
Researchers were exploring the seabed when they spotted a gigantic crater that likely formed at the end of the last Ice Age, some 18,000 years ago ... "Exploring the seabed and discovering new methane seeps is like finding hidden treasures," said Stefan Buenz, of UiT The ...

New Volcano Has Been Found Flinging Debris From Earth's Insides

IFL Science 16 May 2023
The volcano spews out a cocktail of water, gas, and fine sediments that likely originate several hundred meters to a few kilometers beneath the seabed ... “Exploring the seabed and discovering new methane insights is like finding hidden treasures.

InVADER mission to test its robotic laser divebot on a deep-sea expedition

SpaceDaily 16 May 2023
... to advance technologies to explore, characterize and sample the seabed here on Earth.

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