Communication from the SG Marine Mineral Resources

On 9 January 2024, the Norwegian parliament voted in favour of opening up a 281,200 km2 area within the Norwegian EEZ between Iceland and Svalbard for exploration and exploitation.

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BGR Marine Mineral Resources 2023

The newsletter can be downloaded via the image on the right. It is currently only available in German.

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Statement of the SG Marine Mineral Resources

Statement of the SG MMR on radioactivity in manganese nodules A recent publication refers to the natural radioactivity of manganese nodules and possible health risks associated with improper handling of the nodules.

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Deep-sea mining and climate change

Deep-sea mining and the global carbon cycle An overview by the KDM Marine Mineral Resources Strategy Group This story map shows the impact of various deep-sea mining processes on the global carbon cycle.

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BGR Marine Raw Materials Newsletter

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

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SG MMR commentary on the "precautionary pause"

German government calls for "precautionary pause" and more intensive research into environmental impacts As part of the negotiations on mining regulations for future deep-sea mining, which are being held at the Council of the International Seabed Authority in

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GEOMAR-CREATE Seafloor Mapping School | 17-28 Oct. 2022

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Mining Impact 2 Final Meeting | 1-2 February 2022

Mining impact 2Final Project meeting Invitation to all interested stakeholders to attend the upcoming Stakeholder Event and Final Project Meeting of MiningImpact 2. This is the final

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Marine Mineral Resources | Exploration

"MiningImpact" investigates the environmental impact in the Pacific of the first test of a collector prototype to collect manganese nodules in the deep sea As part of the European JPI Oceans research project "MiningImpact", scientists investigate

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