19/02/2016

SSC FSUGE «Yuzhmorgeologiya» carries out the operations for geological study of the Russian Exploration Area of polymetallic nodules (REA- PMN) within the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean.

Within the framework of the Long-term Action Program of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation focused on the national marine policy fundamental objectives implementation, specified in the Marine Doctrine of the Russian Federation up to 2030, approved by the President of the Russian Federation (redrafted in 26.07.2015), the SSC FSUGE «Yuzhmorgeologiya» carries out the operations for geological study of the polymetallic nodules (REA- PMN) Russian Exploration Area within the Clarion-Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean. Exploration activities are carried out under the Exploration Contract for Polymetallic Nodules, signed between the SSC FSUGE «Yuzhmorgeologiya» and International Seabed Authority (ISA) on March 29, 2001 under the Russian Federation Presidential Decree № 2099, dated November 22, 1994. The offshore exploration conducts using the research vessel «Yuzhmorgeologiya». At the present time, RV "Yuzhmorgeologiya" is completing the trip at one of the REA- PMN sites and bound for Balboa harbor (Panama), successfully performed the volume of exploration work for delineation of the PMN ore deposits within the explored area, and evaluation of the localized inferred resources (P1category) and PMN deposits of the ore and main metals (Mn, Ni, Cu, Co), potentially productive for further development.