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    Up to now, twenty-nine exploration contracts have been awarded by the International Seabed Authority, including one to a Belgian company.

    On the 14th of January 2013, Global Sea Mineral Resources nv and the International Seabed Authority signed a contract for the exploration of polymetallic nodules in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (west of Mexico).

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    Training programme of the GSR

    Maps of the International Sea Authority

    Blue Mining project (2014/2018 -breakthrough solutions for sustainable deep sea mining)

    Blue Nodules project (2016/2020 - research and innovation project to develop a deep sea mining system for the harvesting of polymetallic nodules from the sea floor with minimum environmental impact)

    Last update
    27 June 2018