These links are related to the Blue Mining project:

MIDAS-Logo MIDAS – Managing Impacts of Deep-seA reSource exploitation
The MIDAS project addresses fundamental environmental issues relating to the exploitation of deep-sea mineral and energy resources; specifically polymetallic sulphides, manganese nodules, cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts, methane hydrates and the potential mining of rare earth elements. These new industries will have significant impacts on deep-sea ecosystems, in some cases extending over hundred…
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Logo_era-min_RVB Era-Min – Network on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European Industries
ERA-MIN is an ERA-NET program on the Industrial Handling of Raw Materials for European industries and is supported by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. It is aimed at setting up networks and mechanisms to foster research in the field of industrial production and supply of raw materials, in line with the “EU Raw Materials Initiative”.
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Blue Growth Blue Growth
Blue Growth is the long term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole. It recognises that seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy with great potential for innovation and growth. It is the Integrated Maritime Policy’s contribution to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
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EU-flag_yellow_200 EC: Study to investigate state of knowledge of Deep Sea Mining: interim report
This interim report provides an overview of the progress of the study till end of March 2014, with a main focus on three tasks that are most advanced.
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EU-flag_yellow_200 EC: Stakeholder consultation on seabed mining

  • Policy fields: Integrated Maritime Policy
  • Target groups: Public authorities, citizens, companies and organisations concerned with seabed mining are welcome to contribute to this consultation
  • Period of consultation: From 17.03.2014 to 16.06.2014
  • Objective of this consultation: This consultation aims to gather opinions concerning these developments in order to help the EU develop its position.Read more…

blue nodules logo 200x97 Blue Nodules project On 1 February 2016 a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. It will develop and test new highly-automated and sustainable technologies for deep-sea mining with minimal environmental pressures. Read the complete press release and / or visit the Blue Nodules website for more information!

 data-id= Sustainable Intelligent Mining systems-SIMS is an European funded (Horizon 2020) project which aims to create a long lasting impact on the way we test and demonstrate new technology and solutions for the mining industry. Together the European SIMS partners, will boost development and innovation through joint activities aiming at creating Sustainable Intelligent Mining systems. For more information, visit the the SIMS website!