Date of Award
Master of Arts in Marine Affairs
Deep sea bed mining has been a topic of considerable debate since it became technically and economically viable as a mining venture in the mid 1960's. The availability of manganese nodules has been determined through costly "prospecting" operations and their existence in sufficient quantity and quality has been found to be adequate for the mining industry. Though the future of the nodule mining is undetermined, it is the purpose of this paper to determine its impact on the national management of its associated strategic minerals and national security.
Hammond, Gary R., "The Effect of Deep Sea Bed Mining on Strategic Minerals and National Security" (1981). Theses and Major Papers. Paper 98.