Watch the latest in the Ocean series - What sharks reveal about the state of the Ocean: https://youtu.be/6xz1mxppMhY The ocean covers 70% of our planet. The deep-sea floor is a realm that is largely unexplored, but cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to go deeper than ever before. Click here to subscribe to The Economist on YouTube: http://econ.trib.al/rWl91R7 Beneath the waves is a mysterious world that takes up to 95% of Earth's living space. Only three people have ever reached the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean. The deep is a world without sunlight, of freezing temperatures, and immense pressure. It's remained largely unexplored until now. Cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to explore deeper than ever before. They are opening up a whole new world of potential benefits to humanity. The risks are great, but the rewards could be greater. From a vast wealth of resources to clues about the origins of life, the race is on to the final frontier The Okeanos Explorer, the American government state-of-the-art vessel, designed for every type of deep ocean exploration from discovering new species to investigating shipwrecks. On board, engineers and scientists come together to answer questions about the origins of life and human history. Today the Okeanos is on a mission to investigate the wreck of a World War one submarine. Engineer Bobby Moore is part of a team who has developed the technology for this type of mission. The “deep discover”, a remote operating vehicle is equipped with 20 powerful LED lights and designed to withstand the huge pressure four miles down. Equivalent to 50 jumbo jets stacked on top of a person While the crew of the Okeanos send robots to investigate the deep, some of their fellow scientists prefer a more hands-on approach. Doctor Greg stone is a world leading marine biologist with over 8,000 hours under the sea. He has been exploring the abyss in person for 30 years. The technology opening up the deep is also opening up opportunity. Not just to witness the diversity of life but to glimpse vast amounts of rare mineral resources. Some of the world's most valuable metals can be found deep under the waves. A discovery that has begun to pique the interest of the global mining industry. The boldest of mining companies are heading to the deep drawn by the allure of a new Gold Rush. But to exploit it they're also beating a path to another strange new world. In an industrial estate in the north of England, SMD is one of the world's leading manufacturers of remote underwater equipment. The industrial technology the company has developed has made mining possible several kilometers beneath the ocean surface. With an estimated 150 trillion dollars’ worth of gold alone, deep-sea mining has the potential to transform the global economy. With so much still to discover, mining in the deep ocean could have unknowable impact. It's not just life today that may need protecting; reaching the deep ocean might just allow researchers to answer some truly fundamental questions. Hydrothermal vents, hot springs on the ocean floor, are cracks in the Earth's crust. Some claim they could help scientists glimpse the origins of life itself. We might still be years away from unlocking the mysteries of the deep. Even with the latest technology, this kind of exploration is always challenging. As the crew of the Okeanos comes to terms with a scale of the challenge and the opportunity that lies beneath, what they and others discover could transform humanity's understanding of how to protect the ocean. It's the most hostile environment on earth, but the keys to our future may lie in the deep. Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
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Biofluorescent sharks, deep sea mining, seafloor vents, underwater drones, and the disturbing effects of ocean acidification: exploring the future of oceanographic discovery. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: Timelapse (TDC Remix): MotionArray.com Drums of the Deep by Kevin MacLeod: Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400021 Consequence: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans Hydra (TDC Remix): YT Audio Library The Stranger (Glimpse): https://soundcloud.com/glimpse_official Dark Night by Matt Stewart Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans Featured videos: Mining: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/video/2017/jun/28/robots-ocean-floor-deep-sea-mining-video Sonar mapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRQuID0IwbY Microbes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uktdKw_bJ_8 Biofluorescence: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/david-gruber/ Susan Avery TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMQIgKyX3oU Triona McGrath TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJPpJhQxaLw Robert Ballard's EV Nautilus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOIOXvU0_qk James Cameron's Deepsea Challenger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSfESqX-E84 Wired's profile on HOV's vs ROV's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUzz_ilsFa0 Onboard the Okeanos Explorer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0G68ORc8uQ With 95% of the ocean floor unexplored, the deep sea is Earth’s last frontier. Its pioneers are scientists leveraging the latest technology to cast light on the massive and incomprehensibly dark environment that extends more than 35,000 feet down. Until recently, this world was known only to our planet’s most unearthly species. This is the story of our largest biome—and the people devoting themselves to understanding it and saving it for future generations. 40 years ago we discovered hydrothermal vents, which act as Earth's plumbing system, transporting chemicals and extreme heat from the molten core of our planet, helping to regulate the chemical makeup of the oceans. But this seemingly toxic environment is still home to life. Organisms that don’t need photosynthesis to survive can live down here. And with most of the seafloor left to explore, many species remain undiscovered. Studying these unlikely ecosystems can teach us about the earliest stages of life’s evolution here on Earth, and about the possibility of life on other planets. That’s why NASA is working with oceanographers to help plan the mission to explore Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa. And because these vents form in active volcanic zones, they also help us better understand how landforms and moves over time. Plus, the sludge that’s constantly spewing from the vents contains some of the most valuable metals known to man. [Guardian video journalist] “In the deep ocean, where the water is as dark as ink, lie riches that no treasure hunters have managed to retrieve. They are deposits of precious minerals, from cobalt to gold, that have tantalized miners and nations for decades...” In 2019, a Canadian company will make the first-ever attempt at extracting these minerals. Using the latest technologies and massive, custom designed vehicles, it aims to bring up $1.5 billion worth of metals from a single site 25km off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Nautilus says it will minimize environmental damage by using infrared cameras and sonar to pinpoint the exact location of ore deposits, allowing it to shred less of the ocean floor. But environmentalists aren’t buying it. Preserving a sensitive ecosystem 8,000 feet underwater from the impact of mining is just not that simple. Unfortunately, we may not have much choice. There’s growing demand for these metals, but dwindling supplies of them on land. Cobalt — for instance — is used in jet engines, lithium-ion batteries, and the computer or smartphone you’re watching this video on—and the machines we made it on. But this age-old clash between miners and environment is really just one chapter in a much larger story of technology development—innovations aimed at maintaining the delicate balance of the increasingly threatened ocean ecosystem. One such tool is the EK80 broadband acoustic echo sounder. It uses a range of frequencies to paint a much more comprehensive picture of the amount and types of species living in a selected area of water.
Views: 36559 The Daily Conversation
Several Pacific Island nations are eagerly eyeing up the potential economic benefits from valuable deep sea mineral resources that have been discovered within their maritime territories. With a recent surge in commercial interest the Pacific has now become the centre of an international debate over whether the sustainable economic benefits for Pacific Islanders will outweigh the environmental risks of harvesting these precious metals from the bottom of the sea. This short film examines the issue from a number of key perspectives including; anti-deep sea mining NGO's; politicians; government agencies; deep sea mining companies and; the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Views: 12304 Steve Menzies
Donate: http://actnowpng.org/donate Share on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1l93esG Share on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1l93kk6 Papua New Guinea has already suffered some of the worlds worst mining disasters . Foreign companies have polluted our rivers, destroyed communities and caused a violent civil war. Now Nautilus Minerals wants to dig up the seafloor in a new experimental mining operation. But, as the government has already acknowledged, communities all across PNG are saying they do not want to be part of this experiment. But this issue is of much wider significance than just Solwara 1 and Papua New Guinea. There is already exploration for similar mines all across the Pacific region and in the Indian ocean. Numerous countries have sanctioned the exploration without understanding the full potential environmental impacts and how it could impact on local communities. NGOs and communities are calling for a moratorium on this type of mining, like that already in place in Vanuatu, until there are proper studies on the environmental and social costs. The timing of the video is very poignant as the PNG government struggles with the issue of whether to put $118 million of tax payers money into the Solwara 1 mine: money the NGOs say could be better spent on improving health and education facilities for communities in PNG. Governments needs to do the right thing for their people rather than looking after these foreign companies that destroy and impoverish us. Governments must reject seabed mining and invest instead in health, education and agriculture for the long-term benefit of our communities. This animation was lovingly crafted by Ample Earth: http://AmpleEarth.com
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by: Alna Dall One Exclusive Phosphorous is the eleventh most common element in the world. It helps in the creation of our DNA, it is needed for your body to form bones and teeth. It is also an essential part of cell growth in plants. It can be found everywhere in products like carbonated drinks, detergents but more importantly, fertilizers. Although it occurs naturally in substances such as bone, ash, urine and animal manure, in order to keep up with the global demand for phosphorous, it has been mined for centuries from phosphate rock - a natural and non-renewable resource. There a few sites along the Namibian coast where large quantities of phosphate rock have been detected on the seabed floor...but mines have been unable to start dredging, due to a 18 month moratorium from Government. Stakeholders from the fishing industry demanded extensive research to be done on the impact such mining would have on not only the environment, but the fishing industry as well. We speak to Hans Huckstedt from LL Namibia Phosphates about the outcomes of these studies, the economic benefits and perceived pitfalls of phosphate mining, as well as THEIR role in a form of mining that has never been attempted before.
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The Government is set on opening New Zealand coasts for seabed mining. This has been mandated without public consultation or conversation, and may have devastating consequences, as well as offering little economic benefit. Gareth Hughes discusses the David and Goliath courtroom battles and scientific background with community group KASM.
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A people speak out for their river, and for their future. The Hidden Valley gold and silver mine in the Morobe Province is affecting communities living along the Watut River, a long and fast-flowing river in the lush mountains of Papua New Guinea. In this evocative and beautifully shot short documentary we hear how indigenous models of development are clashing with those imposed by mining companies and government when they are not listening to local landowners. “Is this development for the benefit of local people or for the shareholders in Australia and South Africa?” – Howard Sindana in Hidden Valley. We hear from a diverse range of local community representatives, community workers and landowners including Reuben Mete from the Union of Watut River Communities and from Dr. Gavin Mudd, an environmental engineer, as they describe the impacts of this jointly Australian - South African owned mine as well as the way forward to a more sustainable future. Premiered at on 5th September 2013 at the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne, Australia. Director: Jessie Boylan Producer: Charles Roche / Mineral Policy Institute Cinematography: Jessie Boylan Editor: Anthony Kelly
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DEEP SEA MINING - deep ocean mining just around the corner. while deep sea minerals could provide much needed revenue for several pacific island nations questions remain about the impacts of mining on the marine environment and the many communities that depend on it for their livelihoods. breaking the surface - the future of deep sea mining in the pacific. - david heydon founder & chairman of deepgreen resources discusses the brave new world of deep ocean mining in international waters. png locals fight sea mining project. several pacific island nations are eagerly eyeing up the potential economic benefits from valuable deep sea mineral resources that have been discovered within their maritime territories. the world’s first ever deep sea mining operation is scheduled to begin offshore from the pacific island nation of papua new guinea in early 2018. deep ocean mining: the new frontier. under pressure: deep sea minerals in the pacific. an exploration into the emerging industry of deep sea mining leads to more questions than answers... deep sea mining.
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"Waswe, Iumi Redi fo Mining Long Solomon Aelans?: Lessons From Australia" Australians have been living with mining for over 200 hundred years. They have learnt many lessons, both good and bad. In the Solomon Islands, mining is only now beginning across the country... 'Waswe, Iumi Redi for Mining long Solomon Aelans? Lessons from Australia' shares the story of the 12 Solomon Island community leaders who travelled to Australia in May 2013, to benefit from Australian experiences of mining, conservation and culture. Over ten days they heard different perspectives from all sides, including indigenous land owners, mining companies and park managers. The group will now use this film to share their lessons with many other people in the Solomon Islands... "Many people in our villages do not even know what a mine is ... we need this information to help us make informed decisions about our future" Moira Dasipio, President of Mothers Union Isabel, Solomon Islands. For more information please contact Ms Robyn James, The Nature Conservancy [email protected] +61(0) 7 3214 6900 Filmed & Edited: Kat Gawlik Music: East Journey www.facebook.com/eastjourneymusic http://www.youtube.com/eastjourneymusic For more information on East Journey please phone +61 488 469 106
Views: 1129 ClimateAndCommunity
The seabeds of the worlds oceans are rich in raw materials such as diamonds, rare minerals and manganese nodules. They look like small potatoes but they contain metals such as nickel, cobalt and copper, and small amounts of rare metals like molybdenum, selenium and tellurium, which are used in the construction of electronics components.The hunt to recover the precious metals from the seabed has begun. German geologists recently carried out an extended research project in the Pacific. They wanted to find out how many manganese nodules there are, and where they are scattered. 24 million tons of precious metals are believed to be lying under the worlds oceans. The German geologists are trying to learn whether the nodules could be recovered from the seabed without damaging the environment, and which technology would be best suited to do that. We take a look at their findings.
Views: 13836 DW News
Hydrothermal vents were discovered less than 40 years ago. After some research, companies believe vent mining could be a great opportunity to mine important natural elements more effectively and efficiently. We discuss a cost-benefit analysis to help form our opinions about vent mining and how these opinions may change over time.
http://www.kitco.com - David Heydon, Founder & Chairman of DeepGreen Resources, discusses the brave new world of deep ocean mining in international waters. Underwater mineral findings include copper, nickel, cobalt and manganese, and Heydon discusses both the efficiencies and difficulties of this new method of mining. For more exclusive PDAC coverage visit http://www.kitco.com/pdac Join the discussion @ the Kitco Forums - http://www.kitcomm.com Follow us on twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/kitconewsnow Connect w/ Kitco News on Facebook - http://on.fb.me/hr3FdK Send your feedback to [email protected] http://www.kitco.com --- Agree? Disagree? Join the conversation @ The Kitco Forums and be part of the premier online community for precious metals investors: http://kitcomm.com -- Or join the conversation on social media: @KitcoNewsNOW on Twitter: http://twitter.com/kitconews --- Kitco News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/kitconews
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Canadian mining companies are responsible for dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries to grassroots activists across Latin America over the past 15 years. http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/canadian-mining-companies-blood-on-their-hands/
Views: 1101 TeleSUR English
Rare earth elements are crucial to the technology around us - they're in phones, computers, tvs, and hybrid cars. Why are they so important? Any why are they so difficult to mine? Anthony takes a look. Read More: "Japan finds rich rare earth deposits on seabed" http://uk.news.yahoo.com/japan-finds-rich-rare-earth-deposits-seabed-114659686.html#SvZ1Dq2 "Japanese researchers said Thursday they have found a rich deposit of rare earths on the Pacific seabed, with reports suggesting it could be up to 30 times more concentrated than Chinese reserves." "4 Rare Earth Elements That Will Only Get More Important" http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/news/important-rare-earth-elements#slide-1 "Lithium is lionized. Silicon has a whole valley named after it. But what about the silent heroes of modern technology?" "What are 'rare earths' used for?" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-17357863 ""Rare earths" are a group of 17 chemically similar elements crucial to the manufacture of many hi-tech products." DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week. Watch More http://www.youtube.com/dnewschannel Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWQYUVCpZqtN93H8RR44Qw?sub_confirmation=1 DNews Twitter https://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni Twitter: https://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green Twitter https://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez Twitter https://twitter.com/trace501 DNews Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DNews DNews Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/106194964544004197170/posts DNews Website http://discoverynews.com/
Views: 83320 Seeker
Mongols Shirts and Crash Course Posters! http://store.dftba.com/collections/crashcourse In which John Green wraps up revolutions month with what is arguably the most revolutionary of modern revolutions, the Industrial Revolution. While very few leaders were beheaded in the course of this one, it changed the lives of more people more dramatically than any of the political revolutions we've discussed. So, why did the Industrial Revolution happen around 1750 in the United Kingdom? Coal. Easily accessible coal, it turns out. All this, plus you'll finally learn the difference between James Watt and Thomas Newcomen, and will never again be caught telling people that your blender has a 900 Newcomen motor. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
Views: 4164443 CrashCourse
Construction crew having fun and letting out stress the PNG way. Every day we're Shuffling! ..
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UP FROM THE BED OF A DESERT SEA tells the story of the New Mexico based potash mine run by the International Mineral and Chemical Corporation of Carlsbad (now known as IMC Global). Released in 1952 or 53, the film is a fascinating portrait of mining in the post-WWII era. Potash is any of various mined and manufactured salts that contain potassium in water-soluble form. The name derives from pot ash, which refers to plant ashes soaked in water in a pot, the primary means of manufacturing the product before the industrial era. The word potassium is derived from potash. In addition to its use as a fertilizer, potassium chloride is important in many industrialized economies, where it is used in aluminium recycling, by the chloralkali industry to produce potassium hydroxide, in metal electroplating, oil-well drilling fluid, snow and ice melting, steel heat-treating, in medicine as a treatment for hypokalemia, and water softening. Potassium hydroxide is used for industrial water treatment and is the precursor of potassium carbonate, several forms of potassium phosphate, many other potassic chemicals, and soap manufacturing. Potassium carbonate is used to produce animal feed supplements, cement, fire extinguishers, food products, photographic chemicals, and textiles. It is also used in brewing beer, pharmaceutical preparations, and as a catalyst for synthetic rubber manufacturing. These non-fertilizer uses have accounted for about 15% of annual potash consumption in the United States. Potash is produced worldwide at amounts exceeding 30 million tonnes per year, mostly for use in fertilizers. Various types of fertilizer-potash thus constitute the single largest global industrial use of the element potassium. Potassium was first derived by electrolysis of caustic potash (aka potassium hydroxide), in 1808. The International Minerals & Chemical Corporation was incorporated in June 1909 as International Agricultural Corporation. It initially owned a number of fertilizer manufacturing plants in Tennessee, all of the capital stock of the Kaliwerke Sollstedt Gewerkschaft Potash Mines in Germany, large deposits of phosphate rock in Tennessee, and all of the capital stock in the Prairie Pebble Phosphate Company in Florida. It added manufacturing plants in Alabama, Georgia, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee within the first few years. In April 1942 the company merged with United Potash & Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary engaged in the mining and refining of potash salt as well as the production of potassium chloride, potassium sulphate (both fertilizer ingredients), and magnesium chloride, the base for making magnesium metal. The period during World War II was good for International Minerals, as competing imports from Germany were suspended. The company continued to perform well in the postwar period. In 1947, reflecting record demand for fertilizer, International Minerals reported the best year ever with sales over $50 million, up from $41.3 million the year prior. To take advantage of the heavy demand, the company embarked on a $21 million program to expand production, including new plants such as one in San Jose, California, to make monosodium glutamate, a seasoning agent. The company continued to achieve new records for sales and earnings during the 1950s and 1960s. Sales were $93.6 million in 1954; ten years later, in 1964, sales were $225.7 million. International Minerals began acquiring other companies in the mid-1960s. In December 1966 it acquired the manufacturing assets of E.J. Lavino & Company, makers of refractories for the steel industry. In 1968 it added both Chemicals, Inc., of Bartow, Florida, and Continental Ore Corporation of New York. These acquisitions helped lift sales from $299.3 million in 1966 to $501.8 million only two years later. International Minerals & Chemical Corporation had become a leading producer of mineral and chemical products for industry and agriculture by 1975. It had operations in thirty-five states, as well as in Canada and fifteen other foreign countries. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
Views: 5258 PeriscopeFilm
Research shows the seabed around many Pacific Islands contain minerals that may, if carefully managed, provide long term benefits for those in Pacific communities- this might include less reliance on aid or the development of infrastructure. The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the European Union has been assisting countries that want to develop their blue economy by establishing National Offshore Minerals Committees. This 3 minute-long simpleshow (animated explainer video) explains how the Deep Sea Minerals Project supports Pacific Island countries in sustainably developing their seabed minerals resources. The video was produced in collaboration with GRID-Arendal.
Views: 232 Pacific Community
Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
Views: 5463229 Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Deep Sea Mining Activists and concerned groups are still awaiting a response from Prime Minister on environmental impact data. The wait follows a petition containing twenty four thousand signatures was handed to the government in October last year.
Views: 425 EMTV Online
The mining sector has been and still is represented by linear rather than circular activities through its supply of resources to society. There is, however, a stronger drive towards ideals that are aligned with circular economy thinking within the industry. Such examples include optimising recovery and reuse of large-scale waste streams to generate by-products, greater levels of innovation to improve productivity, and smarter approaches that have broader stakeholder appeal and acceptance. This animated film will succinctly articulate how the mining industry can make (some surprisingly) sizeable contributions to the circular economy, and which could translate into societal benefits.
Views: 228 Disruptive Innovation Festival - DIF
http://www.robofuel.com ROBOFUEL™ uses the latest vision and sensing technologies to refuel mine haul trucks accurately, safely and autonomously. The ROBOFUEL™ process uses a robotic arm to refuel mining equipment to increase productive hours and efficiency of trucks, with a projected business case that demonstrates a short payback period and deployment models that can be supported by either capital or operational initiatives. For more information: https://www.robofuel.com
Views: 82433 Scott Automation + Robotics
Is the Papua New Guinean Government regulating the Mining Companies in order to really benefit its people? Dr Brian Brunton, A Former National Court Judge, now based in the Milne Bay Province and co-ordinating the 'Alotau Environment' NGO Group says the Milne Bay people are no strangers to the outcomes of Mining. "We are left with a hole in the ground, and you can imagine where the money goes to," he says.
Views: 1865 Rachel Shisei
Sea-floor mining of phosphates between the South Island and the Chatham Islands could be worth more than $1 billion.
Views: 145 Te Karere TVNZ
This is a video from the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE website, slowed down by me. Despite this 'progress' and Google Ocean, there are still better maps of the surface of Mars and the moon than there are of the bottom of the ocean. The 2020s has been declared as the decade for discovering everything about our mystery oceans. Seabed 2030, a project aiming to map the whole of the seafloor by 2030, was launched this year. Also, the Shell Open Discovery XPrize is a $7 million global competition in which participants design robots that can autonomously map the seafloor with unprecedented clarity. Team Tao from the UK have been shortlisted. According to the XPrize website, these maps will "advance the autonomy, scale, speed, depths and resolution of ocean exploration". To me, it seems the objective of the XPRIZE is to see everything, and to 'know' everything. To see, know and therefore conquer the mysterious deep. But if make something visible, does it mean that we know it? We may know it in a science way, but is this a catalyst for empathy? XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that "could benefit humanity". Its promotional video boasts the creation of "the private space race, giving birth to a new industry (Elon Musk's private space travel. XPRIZE philosophy, advocated by its founder Peter Diamandis, is to strive for a "world of Abundance”. He has a TED talk about it. The idea is that exponential advancements in AI technology and software – for deep sea exploration, 'the new space race', as well as global literacy, CO2 conversion, to name a few – will lead to "a world where every man, woman and child can access all the energy, clean drinking water, shelter, education and healthcare they require." It's a techno-utopian dream that champions the late liberal notion that a permanent state of growth (in technology and capital for the superrich concomitantly) will lead to freedom and abundance for all. Their Board of Trustees include director James Cameron, Google Google co-founder Larry Page, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki, Arianna Huffington, Ratan Tata among others. The XPRIZE is tied intricately with corporate plans to mine the deep sea. Team Tao, the UK XPRIZE entrant, works in collaboration with Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), the same company that builds the deep sea mining robots for Nautilus Minerals Ltd (I filmed a Nautilus robot prototype at SMD last year). With regard to mapping ‘the new frontier’ of the deep sea, the XPRIZE glosses over the almost certain reality that mining the seafloor will follow mapping it. And mining imposes a serious threat to sustainability. It risks damaging fragile ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity. These will take hundreds or thousands of years to recover from such an invasive activity, if they recover at all. FOOTNOTES  https://www.xprize.org/prizes/ocean-discovery or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1fVhD2HF4Y  http://www.team-tao.org  https://www.ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future  https://horr0rehydra.tumblr.com/post/181949647748/research-at-the-frontier-adventure-into-uncharted  https://www.smd.co.uk/uk-team-reach-final-shell-ocean-discovery-xprize/  http://inhabitants-tv.org/feb2018_dsm_ep1/SeasatRisk-DSM-panflet.pdf
Views: 7 Horr0re Video Links
Preceding the formal kick-off meeting of the EU MSCA-ETN NEW-MINE project on Enhanced Landfill Mining, a unique event “New-miners meet locals” was organised on February 6, 2017 in Houthalen, Belgium. The event took place to initiate a fruitful dialogue between the NEW-MINE ESRs/Supervisors from diverse EU universities and companies and the so-called ‘DE Locals’ group of the Remo landfill site in Houthalen, Belgium.
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The Danu people of the West Coast of New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea are currently being forced to move out of their village by the Canadian-owned company, Nautilus. The people said, around 15 men came to the village in the 'night' and forced them to sign some papers, regardless of questions posed at them by most of the elderly people about what those papers are about and what their signatures would mean. "They said the company (Nautilus) sent them, and if we don't sign then we'll loose our chances of getting the benefits from the project. We didn't agreed to this Experimental Seabed Mining to happen, what makes them think we'll agree to move away from our village that we've lived in for centuries?" said a Danu Village Clan Leader.
Views: 898 Rachel Shisei
Two South Taranaki iwi presented evidence today opposing a mining company's application to mine for iron sand in the South Taranaki Bight. It's the second time Trans-Tasman Resources has applied to the Environmental Protection Authority after its first bid was rejected three years ago.
Views: 399 Te Karere TVNZ
The Last Frontier, a documentary series focusing on experimental seabed mining, an imminent venture in the Pacific. This documentary presents the situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Despite the experimental nature and a dearth of knowledge about hydrothermal vents and deep sea ecosystems, Nautilus Minerals Inc. is already prospecting PNG’s Bismarck Sea with an aim to begin mining as early as 2019. This film highlights a general failure by authorities to incorporate sufficient environmental protections, as well as the norm of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) for indigenous peoples of the Bismarck Sea. These are the voices of the guardians protecting the Last Frontier.
Views: 1484 PANG Media
This testimonial film was made by anthropologist Dr Emma Gilberthorpe of the School of International Development, University of East Anglia. As 2 major resource extraction industries face closure (Kutubu oil extraction and Ok Tedi copper/gold mine) in Papua New Guinea, Indigenous people and corporate representatives were asked what 'development' and 'sustainable development' meant to them and what they thought the future would bring. The views and opinions expressed by Oil Search personnel in this film are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oil Search Limited.
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Maestro Mine Ventilation manufactures and serves the underground mine ventilation and automation sector. Our products deliver energy savings and productivity improvements while meeting the highest health and safety standards. We are driven to provide ventilation solutions to improve the underground work environment and extend miners' lives while still providing the mining companies a solution to increase production, conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gases. Maestro benefits people responsible for mine ventilation, management and automation who are concerned with worker health & safety, productivity and energy savings. Our vision is to become a key enabler of automated mine ventilation systems by providing advanced instrumentation for measurement and control.
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A bid to extract iron sand from an area of seabed offshore of Patea has created fierce opposition across Taranaki. The Environment Protection Authority is considering whether to grant trans-Tasman resources consent to mine 65 square kilometres of seabed, using large remote-controlled machines that will pump sand to a processing ship. Last week the EPA received over 4700 submissions. Almost all submissions were fully or partly against the plan. Those opposing the plan are hoping to speak at EPA hearings, which start on March 10.
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Dr Dilhani Kapu Arachchilage, from the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Edith Cowan University (ECU), presents her research "Key Contemporary Sustainability Issues and the Diversity of Responses of the Mining Industry in Australia" in ECU's 2012 Your Research In a Nutshell Competition. Dr Arachchilage's research focuses on sustainability development, which is a contemporary concept. She discusses research she undertook with ECU's School of Management. She discusses the popular definition for sustainable development, defined by the World Commission on Economic Development ~1987 as 'sustainable development is simply about meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of meeting the needs of future generations.' Dr Arachchilage sees sustainable development as an important issue as far as intra-generational equity is concerned and also as far as inter-generational equity is concerned. Dr Arachchilage's research looked at the 3 spheres identified as the key areas of sustainability development: environment, society and economy; supported by evidence in triple bottom line reporting (3BL) reporting and in GRI Initiative. Her study analysed 8 multinational companies who operate in Australia on the basis of 13 criteria across those 3 key spheres: - Environmental Performance: Biodiversity & Land Stewardship, Climate Change, Water Management - Social: Work & Community Safety, Stakeholder Engagement, HIV AIDS Reduction, Policies for Mine Lifecycle, Human Rights, Community Development - Economic: Supply Chain Management, Transparency & Accountability, External Performance Management, Sector Specific Global Initiatives For each criteria, Dr Arachchilage selected a number of indicators. As a result, her study examined about 67 indicators communicated in self reported sustainability reports, annual reports, media reports. Dr Arachchilage found that companies have selected different legitimation strategies in order to achieve social legitimacy and demonstrate they adhere to the social contract. While there were differences, there were 3 key legitimation strategies used by the multinational organisations she studied: - Disclosure of improvement - Alter public perception - Divert attention from issues and negative reports in the media For more information on Dr Dilhani Kapu Arachchilage see http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/accounting-finance-economics/staff/profiles/faculty-research-scholar/dr-nirosha-dilhani-kapu-arachchilage ECU's Your Research in a Nutshell Competition is open to "early career" researchers at ECU. Participants present on their research, with presentations limited to 5 minutes/less, using only 3 presentation slides. The 2012 Your Research in a Nutshell competition ran during ECU's Research Week 17-21 September 2012: http://www.ecu.edu.au/research/week/overview
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Trans Tasman Resources is the first company allowed to mine in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone. But opponents vow to fight the Environmental Protection Authority's decision.
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http://www.outofabluesky.com or Join us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/OutofaBlueSky In 3 simple steps, you can identify if a stone is a meteorite or meteorwrong. All done in the field while hunting, only requires a magnet, a file, and the knowledge in this video. Far too many people think they have meteorites but don't know for sure. Here is the video to find out. And don't be afraid of bad news, only 1 in a 500 have a meteorite.
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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) -- The proposed seafloor phosphate mining project in Namibia will be undertaken in an environmentally responsible and sensitive manner, Namibian Marine Phosphate project GM David Wellbeloved assures.
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Colombia's vast Choco province may be rich in precious minerals, but its poor have not prospered from the burgeoning mining industry. This may change with the arrival of the world's first "sustainable" gold mine -- a concept nothing short of a revolution in an industry widely denounced as environmentally disastrous and deeply unfair. A voiced version of an AFPTV report.
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Operations at the largest mine in Papua New Guinea, Ok Tedi Mine, in Western Province have recommenced. This follows the statutory safety approval, granted by Mineral Resources Authority. OTML Managing Director, Peter Graham, spoke to EMTV from Tabubil today, outlining the immediate priorities for the mine. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
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On this episode of Business PNG... The Mineral Resource Authority, MRA, the mining industry’s regulator, came into existence in 2007. 2017 marks the first decade of its operations. This decade has also coincided with an increase in unparalleled interest in the country’s mining sector. Business PNG spoke with MRA Managing Director, Philip Samar, to discuss first decade of MRA Operations. visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
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Blue economy is a new paradigm which is a systematic way of utilising water resources with immeasurable economic potential in both marine and inland water based Ecosystem. Two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water. As we know India has naturally been a maritime country blessed with huge water resources ……more than 7,500 km of coastline, ……above 2 million sq. km of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), …….more than 1,200 Islands …….more than 48 hundred Dams and 195,095 km length of river and canal network. It is estimated that the value of blue economy potential in India almost US$1 trillion for upcoming years. Definition of Blue Economy: The Blue Economy is envisaged as the integration of Ocean Economy development with the principles of social inclusion, environmental sustainability and innovative, dynamic business models. This water-based ecosystem provides economic wealth from Travel & Tourism, Shipping, Oil and Gas Industry, Fisheries, Renewable Energy, Bio – Tech Industry and Deep sea bed mining. While economic growth has produced many benefits – raising standards of living and improving the quality of life across the world – it has also resulted in the depletion or reduction of natural resources and the degradation of ecosystems.
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Claude Resources - Emerging gold producer and gold stock Claude Resources pours gold at its flagship Seabee Mine in Saskatchewan Canada. Goldalert.com visits with CGR's CEO Neil McMillan to discuss the future of the gold price, the gold exploration potential of their Madsen property in Red Lake, Ontario, and the challenges of mining gold. Goldalert discusses the benefits of owning a gold stock as opposed to a gold ETF such as the GDX or the GLD. Claude's properties are proximate to Goldcorp (GG), which owns several properties in Red Lake, an area that hosts a number of the world's richest gold deposits.
Views: 3415 goldalertvideo