Metal-rich nodules collected from seabed during important technology trial

  • Deepwater robot successfully tested at 4500 m water depth
  • Milestone achievement made at 20:00hrs PT on 20 April 2021
  • GSR expedition, observed by independent scientists, adds to knowledge of deep sea for responsible environmental management and marine ecosystem protection

It’s one small rock for humankind. In a landmark feat of modern engineering, rock-like nodules - rich in nickel, cobalt, manganese and copper - have been successfully collected by an underwater robot during a scientific and environmental trial in the deep Pacific Ocean.

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