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Marine Minerals – Market Outlook

14. June 2022, 09:30 - 14:00

USF Verftet, Georgernes Verft 12, 5011 Bergen

Photo by The Metals Company
Photo by The Metals Company

Minerals is key for the energy transition. Join us to learn more about the main drivers, knowledge status, challenges and opportunities for marine minerals.

The energy transition requires a huge increase of the supply of minerals. This demand is mainly driven by the growth in renewable energy and batteries. As one example an electric car uses 6 times as much minerals as a conventional car.

IEA and Rystad Energy estimates a quadrupling of minerals required to meet the sustainable development scenario by 2040, and orders of magnitude for several “energy transition minerals”.

Marine minerals could be one of the options to access the new materials needed to enable the rapid energy transition required to reach the climate goals. There are still many questions to be answered, but marine minerals will surely contribute to the diversification of the supply.

This seminar is targeting decision makers, managers, business and technology developers who would like an overview of the key drivers, knowledge status, technologies, legal framework and environmental aspects related to marine minerals.


To be announced.

Participation and Costs

The event is open for all and free for partners and members of GCE Ocean Technology. For all others a participant fee of NOK 1500,-will apply.


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The event is organised in conjunction with UTC 2022 in cooperation with UTF:



Contact Information

Jon O. Hellevang

R&D Manager

Jon O. Hellevang


GCE Ocean Technology has taken an active role in the investigation of the possibility to establishing a new industry within marine minerals.

The cluster has hosted several seminar and conferences as well as established large spin-off project to develop the industry.

Moreover, GCE Ocean Technology is hosting the Arena Marine Minerals cluster initiative.

Read about Application for Arena Marine Minerals.