The group focuses on the exploration of various marine mineral deposits (manganese nodules, massive sulphides, iron-manganese crusts, phosphorites) and analyses of their resource potential. Looking to the future, one research focus is the investigation of possible environmental impacts of deep-sea mining. The strategy group sees itself as an "honest broker" and sees its contribution in the unbiased dissemination of information to all stakeholders.
Current research work
Research projects and research cruises are the key activities that enable scientists to explore the unique world of deep-sea mineral deposits and their ecosystems. Below is a list of the most important research cruises planned for 2023:
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