Seabed minerals - Test infrastructure
Test facilities are important to develop and test new technology and methodology. This project has mapped the needs and possibilities for joint national test-sites and -infrastructure supporting the development of a seabed minerals value chain.
Seabed minerals are emerging as a potential source of minerals to help meet the growing demand resulting from the energy transition. Strengthen the knowledge related to the resource potential and the deep sea environment and its ecosystem is key to succeed with seabed minerals.
Test-sites and -equipment are key to reducing risk and accelerate research, development and innovation.
Joint test facilities will also provide an important meeting place for companies, entrepreneurs and researchers, fostering stronger collaboration and exchange of knowledge.
|Project owners||Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre, with GCE Ocean Technology as project manager.|
Approximately 30 respondents on survey, 40 participants in workshop and 60 participants in webinar.
Separate reports by: EY, SINTEF and NUI
Reference group: Norwegian forum for Marine Minerals (NMM), NTNU, SINTEF, UiB, NUI and Deep Ocean. Siva and the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate as observers.
Establish the needs for national test-sites and -infrastructure supporting a new value chain for seabed minerals.
Note: The different reports are a mix of Norwegian and English.
For more information contact:
CEO, Ocean Innovation Norwegian Catapult Centre
Phone: +47 901 21 263
or Jon Hellevang (contact details below).