An environmental study on seabed mining for “polymetallic nodules” - rocks that contain metals needed to build batteries, is underway in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific between Hawaii and Mexico. The aim is to use the metals to power electric cars. The study is being undertaken by DeepGreen Metals Inc., a Canadian-based seafloor mining developer, which acquired Tonga Offshore Mining Limited (TOML) last year, and has sponsorship from the Tonga government for seabed exploration. By Eleanor Gee.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019
There's a possibility that Tonga will be able to benefit from its deep sea resources because of the regime that has been established by the law of the sea. Regulations for Deep Seabed Mining planned by the end of 2020, will enable investment, the Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority Mr Michael W. Lodge explained in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, 12 February. By Pesi Fonua