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Latest News
May 20, 2021

Trial of ultra deepwater nodule collecting robot concludes after almost six weeks of testing and environmental monitoring

April 30, 2021
Deep-seabed mining robot Patania II successfully reconnected – mission continues

Patania II has been successfully recovered from the floor of the Pacific Ocean.

In The Media
April 23, 2021
De Tijd: DEME collects ‘truffles from the ocean’ at a depth of 4,500 meters, by Marc De Roo

DEME was the first to succeed in collecting metal-rich tubers from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean at a depth

Press Release
April 22, 2021
Metal-rich nodules collected from seabed during important technology trial

Deepwater robot successfully tested at 4500 m water depth

April 17, 2021
GSR announces successful candidates for 2021 training programme

GSR is delighted to announce the candidates for our 2021 training programmes have been selected.

April 6, 2021
Deep seabed mining exploratory mission begins today

GSR is pleased to announce that its latest deep seabed mining exploratory mission begins today.  

Latest News
March 31, 2021
GSR vows not to produce ocean-mined minerals before the environmental risks are comprehensively understood

Antwerp 31 March:  Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR), the deep-sea exploration division of DEME Group, acknowledges that before any deep

March 19, 2021
GSR responds to letter from Greenpeace

On 17 March, the chief executive of DEME, the parent company of GSR, received a letter from Greenpeace asking GSR

February 4, 2021
GSR’s 2021 Training Program is Open for Applications

GSR is offering three exciting opportunities for candidates from developing States as part of its 2021 training programme.

January 28, 2021
Press Release: GSR Welcomes Belgian Parliamentary Vote on Deep Seabed Mining  

GSR, the deep-sea exploratory division of Deme Group, welcomes today’s adoption of Resolution 55 1687 by the Federal Parliament of

January 22, 2021
NEWS: GSR’s Head of Sustainability provides update on Patania II trials and independent monitoring

Dr Samantha Smith took part in the JPI Oceans ‘MiningImpact’ stakeholder information day on 21 January 2021 – part of

December 9, 2020
Statement: GSR responds to Greenpeace report “Deep Trouble”
November 19, 2020
Press Release: GSR Welcomes Belgian Government’s Commitment to Support Continued Scientific Research and Data Collection for Seabed Minerals

Following careful deliberation and debate, the Belgian Government has backed continued research into deep seabed minerals, while reiterating its commitment

July 30, 2020
Press Release: GSR completes two key assessments of its polymetallic nodule collector technology

GSR has completed two key assessments of its seabed mineral collector technology, paving the way for an expedition to the

July 28, 2020
Why this year is our last, best chance for saving the oceans – TIME magazine

Aryn Baker’s long-read article in Time magazine (9 July) deals with the myriad threats facing the world’s oceans and the

June 25, 2020
Press Release: Experts agree, seabed mining should only proceed after careful evaluation

Seabed mining should only proceed after careful evaluation of environmental effects, a hearing in the Belgian Parliament was told on

April 23, 2020
Press Release: GSR and Keppel O&M to collaborate on deep sea riser and mining vessel technology

Engineering work will commence this year, with a deepwater test planned in approximately 3 years’ time.

January 27, 2020
Press release: Seabed minerals explored at MIT / TEDx event

Thomas Peacock, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of MIT’s Environmental Dynamics Lab, delivered a TEDx talk on polymetallic nodules

January 6, 2020
Open for Applications: GSR’s 2020 Training Program

GSR is offering three opportunities for candidates from developing States as part of its training programme

December 19, 2019
Press Release: GSR speaks to World Ocean Initiative

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December 6, 2019
Press Release: MIT develops model for predicting impact of seabed mineral collection with assistance from GSR

A field experiment conducted in the Pacific Ocean has validated mathematical models to predict the behaviour of sediment plumes

November 18, 2019
GSR features on CBS 60 Minutes

GSR General Manager Kris van Nijen gave presenter Bill Whitaker a tour of Patania II, our prototype nodule collector.

October 23, 2019
Press Release: GSR joins UN initiative to secure healthy and productive oceans, 24 October 2019

GSR is among the first signatories to the UN’s Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles.

October 9, 2019
Press Release: GSR and the Cook Islands Investment Corporation finish their first exploration campaign, 9 October 2019

The two-week expedition took place between 9 and 23 September 2019.

Latest News
October 7, 2019
DSM Observer: “We need to make choices based on evidence”, by Maria Bolevich, 7 October 2019

Interview with Kris Van Nijen, managing director of GSR

July 7, 2019
Press Release: GSR is committed to responsible deep-sea research, 4 July 2019

GSR has been studying polymetallic nodules since 2012.

March 8, 2018
GSR in The Economist