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Marine Mineral Resources from the Deep-Sea

Dr. Sven Petersen, GEOMAR

20 May 2019
09:00 – 13:00 h

Leibnizstr. 1, room 105

Marine minerals are seen as possible future resources that could add to the global raw material supply needs in a green-technology world. At present, a proper assessment of these resources is not possible due to a severe lack of information regarding their size, distribution, and composition. It is clear, however, that manganese nodules and Co-rich ferromanganese crusts are a vast resource and mining them could have a profound impact on global metal markets, whereas the global resource potential of seafloor massive sulfides appears to be small.

This course will provide geological background information on each of the commodities as well as information on exploration technologies, resource potential, proposed mining methods, legal aspects of mining, and environmental impacts.


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