Science Express: Submarine Mining? Phosphate on the Chatham Rise
Thu 1 Aug 2013,
Level 4 Espresso
Why should a 25-million-tonne phosphate deposit on the seabed between Banks Peninsula and the Chatham Islands be mined? Dr Robin Falconer presents a case for undersea mining on the Chatham Rise.
Dr Robin Falconer has over 35 years of experience as a university lecturer, government scientist, consultant, industry employee, and research group manager. His work has included marine mineral and oil exploration, seabed surveys, weather analyses, oceanography, environmental studies, Geographic Information Systems, and computer mapping. He currently consults for Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd.
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