Biological, mineral and energy resources
The oceans offer enormous potential for new resources: natural marine substances, mineral resources, and gas hydrates on the seafloor could complement, and possibly replace, certain land-based occurrences. Comprehensive interdisciplinary investigations are required in order to enable a well-balanced assessment to be made of the potential provided by these marine resources, as well as the risks involved in their exploitation.
News for topic: Marine Resources
GEOMAR scientists demonstrate in "Nature" the supply routes of black smokersmore