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

Petersen, Sven, Krätschell, Anna and Hannington, Mark D. (2016) The Current State of Global Activities Related to Deep-sea Mineral Exploration and Mining [Talk] In: EAGE/DGG Workshop on Deep Mineral Exploration, 18.03.2016, Münster, Germany.

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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.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)
Keywords: Deep-sea mining
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems > Marine Mineralische Rohstoffe
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-MUHS Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems
DOI etc.: 10.3997/2214-4609.201600033
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 07:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 12:41
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/32035

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