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UK’s deep-sea mining permits could be unlawful – Greenpeace

The Observer 12 May 2021
The licences, which detail the UK’s responsibilities as a sponsoring state of UK Seabed Resources (UKSR) in its exploration of polymetallic nodules on the Pacific Ocean seabed, appear to have been granted for 15 years, but UK law only permits a maximum initial period of 10 years.
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Robots Are Everywhere (30 photos)

The Atlantic 07 May 2021
... of robotic technology, including an animatronic dolphin, a virtual Olympic torchbearer, a Martian explorer, a fried-chicken deliverer, firefighting machines, a seabed-mining robot, and much more.
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Robots at Work and Play

The Atlantic 06 May 2021
... an animatronic dolphin, a virtual Olympic torch bearer, a Martian explorer, a fried chicken deliverer, firefighting machines, a seabed mining robot, and much more.
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Robots at Work and Play (30 photos)

The Atlantic 06 May 2021
... of robotic technology, including an animatronic dolphin, a virtual Olympic torch bearer, a Martian explorer, a fried chicken deliverer, firefighting machines, a seabed mining robot, and much more.
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Robots Are Everywhere

The Atlantic 06 May 2021
... an animatronic dolphin, a virtual Olympic torchbearer, a Martian explorer, a fried-chicken deliverer, firefighting machines, a seabed-mining robot, and much more.
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The increasingly accessible Arctic is becoming another arena for US-China military jockeying

Business Insider 06 May 2021
That includes embedding itself in major Arctic organisations, sending 33 high-level officials to the region since 2000, using scientific exploration to gain a foothold and mapping the seabed with its home-grown Xuelong 2 icebreaker ... orbit satellites and fixed seabed surveillance.
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EnvironmentDeep-sea mining tests resume after robot rescued from Pacific Ocean floor

Reuters 01 May 2021
Before the incident, the robot had collected rocks rich in manganese, cobalt, and nickel from the seabed. These potato-sized rocks called "polymetallic nodules" are sought by GSR and other companies with seabed exploration contracts that say they could help meet the world's increasing demand for battery metals.
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Our European Tour – Part 1

Divernet 01 May 2021
But after some thinking and research we realised that there was so much amazing diving to discover around Europe, and we wanted to show off the diving around our continent to inspire more people to explore its waters ... We also contacted dive-centres along the way and explored various shore-diving possibilities.
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Deep-sea mining tests resume as lost robot rescued

Mining Dot Com 30 Apr 2021
Regulations to support the emerging activity have yet to be agreed upon by the International Seabed Authority (ISA). The UN-backed body of 167 countries has already issued exploration contracts to 21 companies, but they cannot begin mining until regulation is passed.
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Deep-sea mining tests resume after robot rescued from Pacific Ocean floor

Metro USA 30 Apr 2021
Before the incident, the robot had collected rocks rich in manganese, cobalt, and nickel from the seabed. These potato-sized rocks called “polymetallic nodules” are sought by GSR and other companies with seabed exploration contracts that say they could help meet the world’s increasing demand for battery metals.
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Mining robot stranded on Pacific Ocean floor in deep-sea mining trial

New York Post 29 Apr 2021
A seabed mining robot being tested on ... While several companies and countries have seabed exploration contracts, regulations governing deep-sea mining have not yet been finalized by the International Seabed Authority, a U.N.
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25-ton mining robot stranded on Pacific Ocean floor in deep-sea trial

The Jerusalem Post 28 Apr 2021
While several companies and countries have seabed exploration contracts, regulations governing deep-sea mining have not yet been finalised by the International Seabed Authority, a UN body. Critics, including environmentalist David Attenborough, say seabed mining is untested and has a largely unknown environmental impact.
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EnvironmentMining robot stranded on Pacific Ocean floor in deep-sea mining trial

Reuters 28 Apr 2021
While several companies and countries have seabed exploration contracts, regulations governing deep-sea mining have not yet been finalised by the International Seabed Authority, a U.N ... Critics, including environmentalist David Attenborough, say seabed mining is untested and has a largely unknown environmental impact.
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PXGEO building up seismic fleet

Splash24/7 18 Apr 2021
Zickerman’s firm also recently struck a $16m deal to acquire Fugro’s seismic unit Seabed Geosolutions, with the transaction expected to finalise mid-2021.
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Backyard Babbacombe

Divernet 16 Apr 2021
Entering the water during the warmer months, you are greeted by a forest of bootlace weed stretching up from the seabed right to the surface ... Swim straight out far enough and you’ll reach a sandy expanse, and a whole new environment to explore ... As I make my way over the kelp-covered seabed, a corkwing wrasse dashes for cover.
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