EU grant awarded to Dr Karen Weitemeyer for project: “Breakthrough Solutions for Mineral Extraction and Processing in Extreme Environments – Blue Mining”.

Karen Weitemeyer and the Marine Electromagnetics Laboratory (Marine EM Lab) is part of an international European consortium of 19 large industry and research organisations with various maritime fields of expertise that will develop solutions that bring deep sea mining closer to reality. The “Blue Mining” project will address all aspects of the value chain in this field, from resource discovery to resource assessment and from exploitation technologies to the legal and regulatory framework. Weitemeyer and the Marine EM Lab will collect a marine electromagnetics data set over massive sulphide deposits on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, three kilometres beneath the surface. More information can be found at: