publication . Conference object . 2016

The Current State of Global Activities Related to Deep-sea Mineral Exploration and Mining

S. Petersen; A. Krätschell; M.D. Hannington;
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  • Published: 18 Mar 2016
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
Deep-sea mining is seen as a potential way to provide future secure metal supply to global markets. The current rush to the seafloor in areas beyond national jurisdiction indicates that sound knowledge of the geological characteritics of the various commodities, a realistic resource assessment, and a social and political discussion about the cons and pros of their exploitation that is based on facts, not myths, is required. This contribution provides the most recent information on global deep-sea mineral resources and sets the stage for detailed talks in this session.
Subjects
free text keywords: Resource assessment, Politics, Metamorphic petrology, Geology, Environmental planning, Jurisdiction, Mineral exploration, Mineral resource classification, Economic geology, Petrology, Engineering geology
Communities
EuroMarine
European Marine Science
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publication . Conference object . 2016

The Current State of Global Activities Related to Deep-sea Mineral Exploration and Mining

S. Petersen; A. Krätschell; M.D. Hannington;