Digging up the ocean floor for metals could prove disastrous

Source: Livemint Relevance: Marine life will be endangered if seafloor mining got commercialised. Synopsis: The seafloor contains potato-sized rocks that contain many metals needed to make electric-car batteries. Many perceive that seabed mining as a green alternative to land-based mineral extraction—and potentially a hugely lucrative business. But it is not completely true. Introduction: A startup, The… Continue reading Digging up the ocean floor for metals could prove disastrous

Centre to launch Deep Ocean Mission in October

Recently,Deep Ocean Mission(DOM) has received in-principle approval from the government. The DOM mission will be led by the Union Earth Sciences Ministry.This five-year mission is expected to commence from October 31,2019. The mission proposes to explore the deep ocean similar to the space exploration started by ISRO about 35 years ago.A major thrust of the… Continue reading Centre to launch Deep Ocean Mission in October