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.
- Marine Aquaculture
- Marine Natural Products Chemistry
- Massive Sulfides, Manganese Nodules and Cobalt-rich Crusts
- Gas Hydrates and CO2- Sequestration