Deep-sea mining efforts gear up to meet clean energy demands amid concerns

2022-10-26 09:48
In April 2021, Cdr. Gopakumar K. and his colleagues from the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) reached the central Indian Ocean with Varaha-1, a deep-sea mining machine. The 9.5-tonne machine was carefully lowered into the ocean waters using a high strength umbilical cable. It weighs 3.5 tonnes in the water due to the buoyancy. […]