Blue Nodules at the SMM fair in Hamburg

On September 8th 2016,  Laurens de Jonge presented “Applying technology to seabed mining: using dredging and offshore technology to mine minerals on the seabed” at the “Offshore Dialogue” conference of the SMM fair in Hamburg. There was a broad audience, mainly with an offshore oil and gas or wind background, but with a genuine interest in the topic since the oil and gas industry is suffering from low activity. The presentation showed the European perspective on raw materials, the opportunities in the marine environment and the combination of technologies that is required.
Blue Nodules was presented as an example of how this can all come together in a European project.