News on marine mineral raw materials

Since 2016, the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) has published an annual newsletter on the status of its exploration work on manganese nodules and massive sulphides in the two German licence areas in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The current issue reports, among other things, on the environmental monitoring activities for the collector tests that were carried out last year in the manganese nodule belt in the eastern Central Pacific, on the status of the development of the mining regulations and the latest developments at the last meeting of the International Seabed Authority, on the status of the latest exploration trips in the Indian Ocean and on innovative new research approaches to extract the metals contained in the deep-sea ores in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

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