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Paper presented at the Tenth ISOPE Ocean Mining and Gas Hydrates Symposium, September 22–26, 2013
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-13-011
... of cobalt (∼1.5%) and platinum (∼1g/ton) in addition to a series of other elements such as, cerium and titanium, which are of strategic significance in terms of "new metals". Based on the criteria of exploration, potential areas within the Indian Ocean most ideally suitable for the development of the crust...
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Paper presented at the Tenth ISOPE Ocean Mining and Gas Hydrates Symposium, September 22–26, 2013
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-13-042
...Exploration of Polymetallic Nodule Using AUV in the Central Equatorial Pacific Masatsugu Okazaki and Akira Tsune Deep Ocean Resources Development Company Ltd. Tokyo, Japan ABSTRACT An AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) was used for the first time for exploration of polymetallic nodule in Japanese...
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Paper presented at the Tenth ISOPE Ocean Mining and Gas Hydrates Symposium, September 22–26, 2013
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-13-085
... Geochemical Characteristics of the soil above Muli Gas Hydrate Reservoir Zhongjun Sun, Mingcai Xu, Zhibin Yang and Aihua Qin Institute of Geophysical & Geochemical Exploration, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences Langfang, China ABSTRACT The Muli gas hydrate reservoir in Qilian Mountains...
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Paper presented at the Ninth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, June 19–24, 2011
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-11-027
... ABSTRACT: In May 2010 the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) accomplished its third exploration cruise to the German license area in the Pacific Nodule Belt. High resolution bathymetry and acoustic backscatter mapping of the two subareas of the license area...
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Paper presented at the Eighth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, September 20–24, 2009
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-09-009
... ABSTRACT: In October/November 2008 the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources accomplished its first exploration cruise to the German license area in the Pacific Nodule Belt. The scientific program aboard the R/V Kilo Moana included precise bathymetric and backscatter...
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Paper presented at the Eighth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, September 20–24, 2009
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-09-001
... ABSTRACT: Hydrothermal deposits on deep-sea floor are expected to be potential metal resources for the future demands. Recently, Korea was granted prospecting licences for the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Kingdom of Tonga and is undertaking exploration for hydrothermal metal deposits...
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Paper presented at the Seventh ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, July 1–6, 2007
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-07-011
..., especially copper. Two entrepreneurial companies have exploration licenses covering vast areas of the seabed in the western Pacific targeting seafloor massive sulfide deposits. A third company is being established. Technological and financial challenges for recovery of seafloor sulfide deposits...
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Paper presented at the Sixth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, October 9–13, 2005
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-05-004
...Innovation Technology and Equipments for Deep Sea Exploration and Survey Mikhail Arkadievich Voronov, Gennady Ivanovich . Ivanov, Viktor A. Ivanov Northern State Scientific-Production Company of Marine Geological Prospecting (State Company "SEVMORGEO") St. Petersburg Russia ABSTRACT State Company...
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Paper presented at the Fifth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, September 15–19, 2003
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-03-011
... holding exploration leases for deposits in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ s) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and New Zealand (NZ) as well as the world leading work being conducted by the CSIRO Division of Exploration and Mining s Modern Ore Forming Processes group. The UMRC has been actively involved...
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Paper presented at the Fourth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, September 23–27, 2001
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-01-003
..., 1987 along with Japan, France and the Soviet Union (now Russia). As on today, there are seven Pioneer Investors. India is the only country with the mine site allocated in Central Indian Ocean Basin while all others are in Pacific Ocean. Indian efforts are concentrated towards Survey & Exploration...
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Paper presented at the Fourth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, September 23–27, 2001
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-01-005
... type. Three of five drill holes intersected polymetallic mineralized parts enriched in Cu and Zn and characterized by pyrite, chalcopyrite and zincblende, making it the first recovery of a modern hydrothermal deposit. This paper describes the outline of the current activities on the exploration...
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Paper presented at the Fourth ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, September 23–27, 2001
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-01-001
... nautical miles off shore. The promise offered by the oceanic gas hydrate deposits is emphasized as well. workshop exploitation raw material nodule hydrate sulphide deposit jamaica exploration crust deposit kingston mineral resource upstream oil & gas basin international seabed area...
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Paper presented at the Third ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, November 8–10, 1999
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-99-002
...Proceedings ofthe Third (1999) Ocean Mining Symposium Goa, India, November 8-10, 1999 Copyright © 1999 by The International Society ofOffshore and Polar Engineers ISBN 1-880653-45-1 Opportunities for offshore mineral exploration inthe Indian .Ocean E. Desa National Institute Of Oceanography, Dona...
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Paper presented at the Third ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, November 8–10, 1999
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-99-013
... ABSTRACT: The first phase of implementation of the 10M plan of work for exploration will proceed until the end of 2002. The program focuses on three major fields of activities: geological assessment of nodule deposits, monitoring of the marine environment, and developing techniques for design...
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Paper presented at the Third ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, November 8–10, 1999
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-99-015
... multibeam echosounder pseudo sidescan image pseudo sidescan image seamount nodule abundance nodule sidescan image metals & mining seamount chain exploration reservoir characterization indian basin central indian basin abundance manganese nodule exploration seafloor amplitude...
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Paper presented at the First ISOPE Ocean Mining Symposium, November 21–22, 1995
Paper Number: ISOPE-M-95-002
..., Poland INTEROCEANMETAL Joint Organization (10M), established in 1987, is an intergovernmental body created to carry out exploration and exploitation of polymetaHic nodules in the Pacific's Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. 10M, certified by the governments of Bulgaria, Cuba, Czech Republic, Poland...

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