Deep Sea Mining pilot gets go ahead

Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific
The Metals Company’s subsea collector, pictured here, will crawl along the seafloor, collecting nuggets of rock that contain key battery materials.

Piloting of deep sea mining by the Metals Company has been given the green light by the International Seabed Authority (ISA).

This follows the ISA’s review of an environmental impact statement (EIS) and environmental monitoring and management plan (EMMP) submitted by its subsidiary, Nauru Ocean Resources.

Collection of some 3,600 polymetallic nodules, which will be extracted from the seafloor and brought to the surface production vessel, Hidden Gem for testing, will start almost immediately.   

The CEO and Chairman of the Metals Company

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