During the past century, scientists, world statesmen, and international entrepreneurs have become increasingly aware of the potential of the oceans as a source of minerals. This book provides an authoritative picture of the current state of marine mineral extraction. A major work of reference, it will be essential reading for both those engaged in maritime studies and for professional organisations involved in the extraction of underwater minerals.
1. Introduction -- 2. Law of the sea -- 3. UNCLOS III Convention and alternatives : the view of governments and industry -- 4. Minerals of the deep seabed -- 5. Technology and economics of deep seabed minerals -- 6. Placers and subseabed metallics -- 7. Construction aggregates and industrial sand -- 8. Industrial chemical materials and coal -- 9. Sea-water as an ore -- 10. The United States Exclusive Economic Zone : the management challenge -- 11. Offshore petroleum frontiers -- 12. The United Kingdom and Norway : offshore petroleum development policies -- 13. The geopolitics of offshore petroleum : confrontation, conflict, and co-operation -- 14. Epilogue.
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 16th March 1990