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Assessing the impacts of nodule mining on the deep-sea environment

  • 06 April 2021

Scientists of the JPI Oceans project “MiningImpact” are embarking on a 6-week expedition to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific. Their goal is to carry out independent scientific monitoring of the test of a pre-prototype nodule collector machine conducted in parallel from a second vessel by the Belgian company Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR).

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MiningImpact plans presented at stakeholder info day

  • 03 February 2021

With over 150 attendees the online event offered an opportunity for information exchange and active engagement in the next research campaign of the MiningImpact project.

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MiningImpact presents results at Belgian Parliament hearing

  • 07 July 2020

Alongside experts from around the globe, Dr Matthias Haeckel, coordinator of the JPI Oceans project on the ecological aspects of deep-sea mining, gave an overview of the latest findings.

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MiningImpact project partners publish new study in Scientific Reports

  • 26 June 2019

The publication shows that the impacts of seabed mining on deep-sea ecosystems can persist for decades.

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JPI Oceans MiningImpact research expedition heads to sea

  • 08 April 2019

The German research vessel RV SONNE has just left port in Manzanillo, Mexico, for the second leg of a 14-week long research cruise to the Clarion-Clipperton fracture Zone (CCZ) in the Northeast Pacific.

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Researchers from the MiningImpact project discover 17 new species

  • 28 November 2018

Four new genera and 17 new species have been described, according to a paper published in the Zoological Journal of The Linnean Society on the occasion of the research campaign in the Pacific Ocean funded under the framework of JPI Oceans.

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