News & Insights

Scientific Publication
September 22, 2022
Image of the deep seabed
Press Release
December 7, 2021
GSR patented technology
Press Release
October 10, 2021

GSR collector head successfully tested at 4,500 metres water depth Full-scale deep seabed nodule collection trial scheduled for 2024

Press Release
September 30, 2021

In September 2021, IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) voted to approve a motion calling for a moratorium

In The Media
September 7, 2021

Scattered three miles deep along the floor of the central Pacific are trillions of black, misshapen nuggets that may just

In The Media
July 6, 2021

Kris Van Nijen spoke to Belgian newspaper De Standaard for an article in its series on critical resources.

Press Release
May 20, 2021
Gsr Concludes Successful Trial of Deep Ocean Technology in eighth expedition

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

Press Release
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.  

Company Announcement
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.

Press Release
January 28, 2021
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

Company Announcement
January 22, 2021
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

Press Release
November 19, 2020
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

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

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

In The Media
July 28, 2020
time magazine: Why this year is our last, best chance for saving the ocean

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

Press Release
June 25, 2020
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

Press Release
May 14, 2020
Update on Patania II trial
Press Release
April 23, 2020
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.

In The Media
March 9, 2020
GSR’s Head of Sustainability talks to Carly Field of Marine Professional

Read the full interview

In The Media
January 27, 2020
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

Company Announcement
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

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

Read the full article

Press Release
December 6, 2019
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

In The Media
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.

Press Release
October 23, 2019
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.

Press Release
October 9, 2019
GSR and the Cook Islands Investment Corporation finish their first exploration campaign for GSR’s sixth expedition

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

In The Media
October 7, 2019
DSM Observer: “We need to make choices based on evidence”, says Maria Bolevich

Interview with Kris Van Nijen, managing director of GSR

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

GSR has been studying polymetallic nodules since 2012.

Scientific Publication
May 4, 2019
Description of a new species by MarBio UGent & DZMB
Company Announcement
July 16, 2018
IUCN publishes deep seabed mining report
Company Announcement
June 5, 2018
Blog: Deep sea mining can support the circular economy
In The Media
April 20, 2018
GSR in Scientific American
Press Release
March 27, 2018
GSR finishes its fourth exploration campaign
In The Media
March 8, 2018
GSR in The Economist
Company Announcement
December 1, 2017
Open for Applications: 2018 GSR Training Program
Press Release
September 29, 2017
GSR welcomes Honorable Secretary General of the ISA
Press Release
July 1, 2017
GSR finishes its third exploration campaign
Company Announcement
January 20, 2017
GSR presents Patania I to the Flemish Minister of Innovation
Company Announcement
October 19, 2016
Open for Applications: 2017 GSR Training Program
Company Announcement
February 1, 2016
GSR joins EU Horizon 2020 Project: Blue Nodules
Press Release
October 30, 2015
GSR finishes its second exploration campaign
Company Announcement
October 17, 2015
Open for Applications: 2016 GSR Training Program
Press Release
September 18, 2014
GSR finishes its first exploration campaign