GSR collector head successfully tested at 4,500 metres water depth Full-scale deep seabed nodule collection trial scheduled for 2024
In September 2021, IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) voted to approve a motion calling for a moratorium
Scattered three miles deep along the floor of the central Pacific are trillions of black, misshapen nuggets that may just
Kris Van Nijen spoke to Belgian newspaper De Standaard for an article in its series on critical resources.
Trial of ultra deepwater nodule collecting robot concludes after almost six weeks of testing and environmental monitoring
Patania II has been successfully recovered from the floor of the Pacific Ocean.
DEME was the first to succeed in collecting metal-rich tubers from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean at a depth
Deepwater robot successfully tested at 4500 m water depth
GSR is delighted to announce the candidates for our 2021 training programmes have been selected.
GSR is pleased to announce that its latest deep seabed mining exploratory mission begins today.
Antwerp 31 March: Global Sea Mineral Resources (GSR), the deep-sea exploration division of DEME Group, acknowledges that before any deep
On 17 March, the chief executive of DEME, the parent company of GSR, received a letter from Greenpeace asking GSR
GSR is offering three exciting opportunities for candidates from developing States as part of its 2021 training programme.
GSR, the deep-sea exploratory division of Deme Group, welcomes today’s adoption of Resolution 55 1687 by the Federal Parliament of
Dr Samantha Smith took part in the JPI Oceans ‘MiningImpact’ stakeholder information day on 21 January 2021 – part of
Following careful deliberation and debate, the Belgian Government has backed continued research into deep seabed minerals, while reiterating its commitment
GSR has completed two key assessments of its seabed mineral collector technology, paving the way for an expedition to the
Aryn Baker’s long-read article in Time magazine (9 July) deals with the myriad threats facing the world’s oceans and the
Seabed mining should only proceed after careful evaluation of environmental effects, a hearing in the Belgian Parliament was told on
Engineering work will commence this year, with a deepwater test planned in approximately 3 years’ time.
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Thomas Peacock, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of MIT’s Environmental Dynamics Lab, delivered a TEDx talk on polymetallic nodules
GSR is offering three opportunities for candidates from developing States as part of its training programme
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A field experiment conducted in the Pacific Ocean has validated mathematical models to predict the behaviour of sediment plumes
GSR General Manager Kris van Nijen gave presenter Bill Whitaker a tour of Patania II, our prototype nodule collector.
GSR is among the first signatories to the UN’s Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles.
The two-week expedition took place between 9 and 23 September 2019.
Interview with Kris Van Nijen, managing director of GSR
GSR has been studying polymetallic nodules since 2012.