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Marine Minerals

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Minerals are key for the energy transition.

Several independent and renowned organisations have highlighted the important role and increasing demand for minerals in the energy transition.

The IEA estimates a quadrupling of minerals required to meet the sustainable development scenario by 2040. The higher our climate ambition – the higher the demand for minerals will be.

Our hypothesis is that marine minerals, due to its higher ore grade, and limited amount of light and nutrients reaching the deep sea, could come with a smaller environmental and climate footprint than land-based mining, but there are still questions to be answered before we can conclude.

These questions are best answered by working closer together in a cluster across disciplines and organisations

GCE Ocean Technology have many of the key players in our cluster, as well as strong national and international partnerships, needed to accelerate the joint knowledge gathering to better understand the deep-sea environment, its ecosystem and resources.

We will be a driving force in the transition into new and growing ocean industries to develop new export-oriented jobs and sustainable value creation.

We use the terminology Marine Minerals for all types of minerals located at/in the ocean seabed, hence referred to as seabed minerals by many. Our focus is on deep-sea mineral deposits, containing several minerals of huge importance for the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Read more about the following key aspects regarding marine minerals:

Browse through our projects to learn more about what we do within our focus areas.