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Deep Sea Minerals Volume 1A
Deep Sea Minerals Volume 1A
A physical, biological, environmental, and technical review, examine the geology and associated biology of the three principal deep sea mineral deposit types found in the Pacific Region. They also look at the environmental and technical aspects related to deep sea mineral extraction.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/deep-sea-minerals/
Participating Pacific Island States
The Pacific ACP States (i.e., Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Group of States) participating in the European-Union-funded SPC Deep Sea Minerals Project.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Location of Pual Ridge and SuSu Knolls as well as SMS deposits in the eastern Manus Basin
Inset shows location of the eastern Manus Basin in relation to major plate tectonic structures.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Basics of a hydrothermal vent - a Black Smoker
Seawater percolates through the sea floor and is modified by chemical exchange with the surrounding rocks and rising magmatic fluid. The altered seawater is released back into the ocean at the vent site and forms a hydro...
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Global distribution of hydrothermal vent fields
Confirmed vents are those where hydrothermal activity has been observed at the sea floor. The unconfirmed sites are inferred to be active based on plume surveys.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Distribution of known SMS occurrences
Distribution of known sea-floor massive sulphide occurrences in different environments.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Geochemistry of massive sulphides in various tectonic settings
Concentrations of copper, zinc, and lead in sea-floor massive sulphides formed in different geological settings.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Chemoautotrophic symbiotic relationships
These relationships are similar to the symbiosis between shallow-water reef corals and their photosynthesizing algae. Like some species of corals, which must be exposed to sunlight to reap the benefits of their algal pa...
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
The road from exploration to exploitation
Environmental impact assessment and environmental permitting process considerations – an example of a permitting process for a proposed SMS project.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Deep sea mining
Example of a sea-floor massive sulphide mining system and related sources of potential environmental impact.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Environmental investigation
List of potential studies that may be required to define the environment prior to development. Note that this is not an exhaustive list.
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal
Examples of exploration tools
03 Mar 2014 - by GRID-Arendal