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$3.7m study to reveal deep-sea mining impacts - National - NZ Herald News

$3.7m study to reveal deep-sea mining impacts - National - NZ Herald News | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
The potential environmental impacts of controversial deep-sea mining will be investigated in a new multi-million dollar study. - New Zealand Herald
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Expedition to test new technologies for deep sea deposit exploration

Expedition to test new technologies for deep sea deposit exploration | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
A research cruise this summer will address the massive technical challenges in exploring for sea-floor mineral deposits. This expedition will take place on board the RRS James Cook, marking a decade of service that has seen this ship travel 218,972 miles in pursuit of science -- the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe ten times.
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Nautilus Struggles to Finance Deep Sea Mining Project

Nautilus Struggles to Finance Deep Sea Mining Project | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
Nautilus Minerals has announced that it is looking to secure bridging finance in order to continue the Solwara 1 seafloor mining project planned
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India & Japan makes strategic partnership to explore deep-sea mining

India & Japan makes strategic partnership to explore deep-sea mining | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
With stakes in exploring sea-bed minerals gaining ground, the technological innovations in deep-sea exploration in the Indian Ocean will hold immense potential for Indo-Japanese collaboration.
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PhD position at NTNU within "Model-based design of optimal electric power system in deep sea mining application​" (118656) | NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

PhD position at NTNU within "Model-based design of optimal electric power system in deep sea mining application​" (118656) | NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
Stillingstittel: PhD position at NTNU within "Model-based design of optimal electric power system in deep sea mining application" (118656), Arbeidsgiver: NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Søknadsfrist: 13.11.2015
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Viable Alternative Mine Operating System

Viable Alternative Mine Operating System | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
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As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, a new 42 month Research & Development Projec has been launched to enable the exploitation and rehabilitation of underexploited and abandoned European deposits of mineral raw materials

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PhD positions in NTNU Ocean Science and Technology: Deep Sea Mining (111362) | NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

PhD positions in NTNU Ocean Science and Technology: Deep Sea Mining (111362) | NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
Stillingstittel: PhD positions in NTNU Ocean Science and Technology: Deep Sea Mining (111362), Arbeidsgiver: NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Søknadsfrist: 01.04.2015
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Jobs / Open Positions

Jobs / Open Positions | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
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The Research Center / Cluster of Excellence MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen, Germany, has the overarching scientific goal to achieve a better understanding of key processes in the marine realm. The research themes are: Ocean and Climate, Geosphere-Biosphere Interactions and Seafloor Dynamics.

 

In the framework of the EU Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) Joint Action: Ecological Aspects of Deep-Sea Mining, we are searching for a highly motivated and qualified scientist with a strong background in numerical ocean modeling and expertise in physical oceanography to fill a

 

Postdoctoral position

 

in the Work Package Sediment plume dilution and dispersion.

 

Background:

Marine mineral resources, such as polymetallic nodules, crusts and submarine-exhalative sulphides have recently become the target of policy makers, mining companies and deep sea researchers. The lack or limited availability of certain high tech elements or minerals in terrestrial ore deposits, essential for the electronics industry, future transportation concepts, or the new generation of alternative energies, have made raw materials from the marine environment a target for future mining operations. However, commercial deep-sea mining will always cause a major impact on local ecosystems. The collector unit gathering nodules will destroy the top few centimetres of the seabed, causing major disturbance and disruption of the flora and fauna in the mining tracks. In addition, the propulsion system of the collector will stir up sediments; as a result, organisms in and around the track will be partially or entirely buried. To minimize human impact on the benthic community, long term studies of environmental consequences prior to any mining activities are essential.

 

Tasks:

In this project, you will participate in the acquisition of hydrographic, current, turbidity, particle flux and bathymetric data in the German License Area in the Clarion/Clipperton Fracture Zone in the Pacific, and subsequently use them to implement and calibrate existing and specifically adapted deep-sea three-dimensional coupled ocean circulation-sediment transport models that will provide information on the probable fate of mining-induced discharged sediments under varying discharge scenarios at both the local and the regional scale in and beyond our test area.

 

Requirements:

PhD in oceanography, geoscience, meteorology, physics, applied mathematics or related fields.Substantial experience in scientific computation, preferably in the fields of regional ocean and sediment transport modelling; handling and analysis of oceanographic data.Applicants should have very good English language skills and enjoy working in an international and interdisciplinary team.The successful applicant will be expected to participate in one or more expeditions to the German Licence Area in the Pacific. Willingness to participate and ideally experience in seagoing expeditions is therefore required.

 

The position is available under the condition of job release, limited to a term of up to two years starting on April 1st, 2015. It is funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Salary and benefits are commensurate with the federal German employee scale TV-L E13 (100 %).

 

Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, a research statement detailing the applicant’s research and technical background as they relate to the position, and contact information for two referees. All documents should preferably be submitted with reference number A7/15 to

Prof. Michael Schulz

MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences at the University of Bremen

Leobener Strasse

28359 Bremen

Germany

 

or electronically as a single PDF file to Prof. Michael Schulz (mschulz@marum.de)

 

The call is open until the position is filled. Further enquiries can be addressed to Dr. Maren Walter (maren.walter@uni-bremen.de) or Dr. André Paul (apaul@marum.de).

 

The University of Bremen has received awards for its gender and diversity policies and is particularly aiming to increase the number of female researchers. Applications from female candidates, international applications and applications of academics with a migration background are explicitly welcome.

Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

 

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Uni HP 15.01.15

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Bewerbungsschluss:

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- Marum

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- PR

- Zentrale Frauenbeauftragte

- Vertrauensfrau d. Schwerbehinderten

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Downloads : RSC Consulting - mining, geological, survey and management consulting

Downloads : RSC Consulting - mining, geological, survey and management consulting | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
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How deep sea mining works in 3D - YouTube

Hydrocarbons such as oil and gas have been harvested from under the sea for decades. But more and more companies are now trying to obtain licenses to mine mi...
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Signature officielle d'un contrat d’exploration de sulfures polymétalliques - Ifremer

Signature officielle d'un contrat d’exploration de sulfures polymétalliques - Ifremer | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
Alors qu'on assiste à une mutation des marchés mondiaux des matières premières, des perspectives se dessinent autour des ressources minérales marines, ouvrant un champ nouveau d'exploration, tout e...
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European consortium develops sustainable seabed mining solutions

European consortium develops sustainable seabed mining solutions | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
The European Commission is helping to take seabed mining to the next level by funding a four-year project entitled: “Breakthrough Solutions for Mineral Extraction and Processing in Extreme Environments – Blue Mining”.
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S. Korea gains right to explore deep-sea mines in Indian Ocean

S. Korea gains right to explore deep-sea mines in Indian Ocean | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
South Korea has secured an exclusive right to explore a vast area of underwater mines in the Indian Ocean, the government said Wednesday.
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Watch the Advent of Deep Sea Mining Unfold With this Big Data Tool

Watch the Advent of Deep Sea Mining Unfold With this Big Data Tool | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
The deep ocean seabed hosts delicate ecosystems that have barely been explored. Now, mining companies want to run 300-ton bulk cutters over them.
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The Future of Technology Is Hiding on the Ocean Floor

The Future of Technology Is Hiding on the Ocean Floor | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
In March 1968, a Soviet Golf II submarine carrying nuclear ballistic missiles exploded and sank 1,500 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii. Five months later, the US government discovered the wreckage—and decided to steal it.
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Royal IHC and DEME in EU deepsea mining project

Royal IHC and DEME in EU deepsea mining project | deepsea mining | Scoop.it

Deepsea mining system overview. Credit: Royal IHCCalled ‘Blue Nodules’, the EU project will also involve 12 other European industry and research organisations apart from Netherlands-based shipbuilder and offshore innovator Royal IHC and...

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Nautilus Minerals steps up deep-sea mining plans - FT.com

Nautilus Minerals steps up deep-sea mining plans - FT.com | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
Construction of the world’s first deep-sea mining machines has been completed, helping Nautilus Minerals’ plans to mine the Pacific Ocean seabed for copper and gold. The $500m project offers the prospect of extracting high-grade minerals without the
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China and India may partner for seabed mineral exploration in Indian Ocean - Mining Technology

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Technology options for deep seabed exploitation - Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges | Triple E

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Govt aims to commercialize seafloor mining in 2020s

Govt aims to commercialize seafloor mining in 2020s | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
The government is aiming to commercialize the mining of rich seafloor deposits around Japan of such mineral resources as copper in the 2020s, according to officials.
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China's deep-sea sub collects perfect "chimney vent" in SW Indian Ocean - Global Times

China's deep-sea sub collects perfect "chimney vent" in SW Indian Ocean - Global Times | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
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Under Pressure: Deep Sea Minerals in the Pacific - YouTube

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Nautilus Minerals Inc. - News Releases - Nautilus enters into Vessel Charter - Mon Nov 10, 2014

Nautilus Minerals Inc. - News Releases - Nautilus enters into Vessel Charter - Mon Nov 10, 2014 | deepsea mining | Scoop.it
Toronto Ontario, November 6, 2014 - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX: NUSMF) (Company or Nautilus) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for the charter of a vessel to be first deployed for use at the Solwara 1 Project (Project).

Marine Assets Corporation (MAC), a marine solutions company based in Dubai which specialises in the delivery of new build support vessels for the offshore industry, will own and provide the marine management of the vessel. The vessel will be chartered to Nautilus for a minimum period of five years at a rate of US$199,910 per day, with options to either extend the charter or purchase the vessel at the end of the five year period.

The vessel will first serve as the operational base for the joint venture (Solwara 1 JV) to be formed by Nautilus and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea's (State) nominee, Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited (State Nominee), a wholly owned subsidiary of Petromin PNG Holdings Limited, to support the operations carried out by the Solwara 1 JV to extract and to transport high grade copper and gold material from the Project site, in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea.

Under the terms of the arrangement, MAC will enter into a contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd., based in Fujian province in south-eastern China, to design and construct the vessel in accordance with Nautilus' specifications (Shipbuilding Contract). The Shipbuilding Contract is expected to be signed by no later than 28 November 2014. A US$10M deposit is payable by Nautilus to MAC following the payment by MAC of the first installment under the Shipbuilding Contract. A further charterer's guarantee of US$18M will be provided to MAC by the Solwara 1 JV on the commencement of the charter of the vessel.

When completed, the vessel will measure 227 metres in length and 40 metres in width with accommodation for up to 180 people and generate approximately 31MW of power. All of the below deck mining equipment will be installed in the vessel during the build process to minimize the equipment integration to be completed following delivery of the vessel. The vessel is expected to be delivered by the end of 2017.

Mike Johnston, Nautilus' CEO, commented "We are excited to achieve this significant milestone and secure a vessel contract with such an experienced vessel provider as MAC. We appreciate the continued support we have received from Eda Kopa, our joint venture partner, in reaching this milestone and, together with them, look forward to working with MAC and the shipyard in seeing the delivery of our first vessel and making seafloor mining a reality".

Release of Funds from Escrow

In April 2014 the State Nominee signed an agreement with Nautilus (Mining Equity Agreement), electing to take a 15% interest in the Project while also paying a non-refundable deposit of US$7,000,000 to Nautilus (see Links section).On Ma
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