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Gold alone found on the sea floor is estimated to be worth $150 trn. But the cost to the planet of extracting it could be severe. Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface, but only a fraction of the undersea world has been explored. On this episode of TechKnow, Phil Torres joins a team of scientists on a special expedition to explore and uncover the mysteries at the bottom of the ocean floor. "What we are doing is similar to astronauts and planetary scientists just trying to study life on another planet," says Beth Orcutt, a senior research scientist. The journey begins in Costa Rica aboard the R/V Atlantis, a research vessel operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From there, Phil gets the chance to take a dive with Alvin, a deep-water submersible capable of taking explorers down to 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) under the sea. Commissioned in 1964, Alvin has a celebrated history, locating an une...
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Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals has reached an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea to begin mining an area of seabed believed to be rich in gold and copper ores, according to the BBC. Under the terms of the agreement, Papua New Guinea will contribute $120 million to the operation and receive a 15 percent share in the mine. Environmentalists say the mine will devastate the area and cause long-lasting damage to the environment. The BBC reports that "the mine will target an area of hydrothermal vents where superheated, highly acidic water emerges from the seabed, where it encounters far colder and more alkaline seawater, forcing it to deposit high concentrations of minerals." The report continues: The result is that the seabed is formed of ores that are far ric...
Join us as we highlight our sea floor production vessels and show and describe how our first location, Solwara1, will work. This video is full of information and explores in's and out's of how all of our equipment will work together to mine the sea floor.
The ocean has a wealth of resources. From food, to travel, to pharmaceutical needs, and to energy, the ocean has always provided for mankind. And now, mankind is turning to the ocean for minerals and metals needed for the technology we use in our everyday lives. An exploration into the emerging industry of deep sea mining leads to more questions than answers. Read more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/underwater-mining-pacific-ocean
Plans for the world's first deep sea mine are taking shape in the waters off Papua New Guinea. The ocean floor is rich in gold, copper and other minerals in big demand around the world. But some scientists warn that digging up the seabed will destroy marine life, and Sir David Attenborough is among those objecting. BBC News science editor David Shukman reports.
An innovative project changing the face of the global mining industry. The construction of the world's first deep sea mining vehicles.
The LARS was built by AxTech on behalf of Soil Machine Dynamics as part of Nautilus’ fabrication contract with Soil Machine Dynamics. It consists of very large A-frames, lift winches, hydraulic power units, electric power units and deck control cabins. The LARS will be used to launch and stabilize the Seafloor Production Tools during deployment from the vessel down to the seafloor and during retrieval from the seafloor back up to the vessel.
This video shows how colonists make use of modest, pressurized outposts to mine vast deposits of precious minerals on the bottom of the oceanic trench.
The company eventually wants to stop mining the earth for minerals and use recycled ones instead. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68642/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideos Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos
The impacts of seabed mining.
DEEP SEA MINING - deep ocean mining just around the corner. while deep sea minerals could provide much needed revenue for several pacific island nations questions remain about the impacts of mining on the marine environment and the many communities that depend on it for their livelihoods. breaking the surface - the future of deep sea mining in the pacific. - david heydon founder & chairman of deepgreen resources discusses the brave new world of deep ocean mining in international waters. png locals fight sea mining project. several pacific island nations are eagerly eyeing up the potential economic benefits from valuable deep sea mineral resources that have been discovered within their maritime territories. the world’s first ever deep sea mining operation is scheduled to begin offsho...
BLACK SMOKERS: ORE FACTORIES OF THE DEEP At the bottom of the sea, in a depth of several thousand metres, black smokers bring up valuable raw materials from inside the earth. Their metre-high vents seem to give off smoke like under water industrial chimneys. CAMERA Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR Hannes Huusmann, GEOMAR ROV-Team, GEOMAR NARRATION Martin Heckmann GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Movie clip part of the presentation by Diamond Fields International on Global Hotspots: Mining the Deep Ocean during the Objective Capital Global Mining Investment Conference 2010 on September 28-29, 2010 (Day 2 - Session 5). To see the whole presentation and other event presentations, please visit: www.ObjectiveCapitalConferences.com.
I made a Deep sea lander (yet to test it in the ocean) but it works great in the lakes! I also finished up the ROV, which I hope to do some exploring with later on. I also built a mini IP camera for looking around mid water column and a small gopro tidal time lapse box. Also, I didn't show it here, but I've been playing around with those analog fishing cameras and trail cams quite a bit. My trail cam has been in the woods since Christmas! only seen a few deer and coyote's... Those lander feet are great for collecting soil samples, too! Plenty of diatoms, nematodes and I think I even found macro fossils! I have only been able to take it down 62ft so far, but I plan on adding a 1ATM chamber and oil compensating that big box so I can get to some serious depths. I want to buy a bunch mor...
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