Blue Nodules is a research and innovation project to develop a deep sea mining system for the harvesting of polymetallic nodules from the sea floor with minimum environmental impact
Paul Vercruijsse Dredging International
Making offshore mining possible, profitable and sustainable is a joint ambition of DI and her sister companies within the DEME Group. The DEME Group substantiates this ambition by investing in people and assets to develop both exploration and.. Read more
“Blue Nodules is an exciting project that has the potential to bring society closer to utilize the vast deep marine mineral resources. NTNU is an active part of Blue Nodules because this project is in line with NTNU´s strategic research areas and is complementary to NTNU´s research within the field.”
“Deep sea mining of rare earth minerals is still an emerging industry and both technologically and environmentally challenging. Blue Nodules provides the opportunity to advance our knowledge.. Read more..
Kris Van NijenGSR
“Decreasing the world’s dependence on fossil fuel, increases our dependence on minerals. GSR, in collaboration with all stakeholders, is looking for ways how seabed minerals can contribute to the sustainable development of our world. Read more..
Ocean noise has always existed, both in natural and biological forms. Without any doubt, due to its recent and uncontrolled character, the massive introduction of artificial sound .. Read more..
Peter BrusseeDE REGT Marine Cables
‘The search for rare earth elements, whilst taking into account the environment, bring together the need continue to grow technology and the method to do this in a responsible way..Read more..
Henko de StigterNIOZ
"The mining of deep-sea mineral deposits will have an unprecedented impact on an environment that has until now remained almost untouched by mankind. How deep-sea ecosystems will be affected on the short and on the long term..." Read more..
“Seabed mining represents a considerable technical challenge but also a high potential for future business growth. ContiTech Oil & Gas wishes to be at the forefront of this move into this nascent industry and believe that our extensive experience and expertise in the offshore oil & gas, marine and dredging industries .. Read more..
Laurens de JongeRoyal IHC - IHC Mining
“Seventy percent of the earth’s surface is covered by sea and oceans, yet we seem to know less about our ocean space than outer space... Read More