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International Seabed Authority greenlights seabed nodule collection trials by Metals Company

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Following the submission of its EIS to the International Seabed Authority in July 2021, the Republic of Nauru, the sponsoring state of NORI, undertook an open stakeholder consultation program to solicit comments and feedback. Main components of the Prototype Collector Vehicle.

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The Metals Company contracts CSIRO-led consortium to develop environmental monitoring and management plan for deep-sea nodule collection

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The company through its subsidiaries holds exploration and commercial rights to three polymetallic nodule contract areas in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean regulated by the International Seabed Authority and sponsored by the governments of Nauru, Kiribati and the Kingdom of Tonga. Deep sea mining remains controversial.

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The Metals Company completes latest deep-sea research campaign

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In January, The Metals Company published an upward revision to the nodule resource reported within the NORI-D area held by its subsidiary, Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. TMC’s NORI-D nodule project is the first in the company’s project development pipeline. NORI), improving resource confidence from ‘inferred’ to ‘indicated’ status.

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The Metals Company and Low Carbon Royalties form strategic partnership

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The company through its subsidiaries holds exploration and commercial rights to three polymetallic nodule contract areas in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean regulated by the International Seabed Authority and sponsored by the governments of Nauru, Kiribati and the Kingdom of Tonga.

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Deep-sea battery metal developer DeepGreen going public with SPAC to become $2.9B (equity value) The Metals Company

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The company through its subsidiaries holds exploration and commercial rights to three polymetallic nodule contract areas in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean sponsored by the governments of Nauru, Kiribati and the Kingdom of Tonga, which are regulated by the International Seabed Authority. Source: DeepGreen.

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DeepGreen Metals revises undersea polymetallic nodules resources upwards

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DeepGreen Metals, which is exploring for deep-ocean polymetallic nodules as a lower impact and more cost-effective alternative to land-based mining ( earlier post ), announced an upward revision to the nodule resource reported within the NORI-D exploration contract area held by its subsidiary, Nauru Ocean Resources, Inc.

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The Metals Company Success: Deep-Water Collector Vehicle Tested At Depth Of Almost 2,500 Meters

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The Metals Company announced along with Allseas the successful results of a deep-water test of its polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean. The vehicle was tested at a depth of almost 2,500 meters. You may remember my previous articles about The Metals Company, and my two interviews with CEO Gerard Barron.

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