Strategies for the commercial development of seafloor hydrothermal deposits in consideration of International progress SCOPUS KCI

DC Field Value Language Park, S.-H. - Yang, H.-C. - Lee, M.-S. - 2020-04-20T09:25:03Z - 2020-04-20T09:25:03Z - 2020-01-28 - 2010 -
dc.identifier.issn 1598-141X -
dc.identifier.uri -
dc.description.abstract Hydrothermal deposits on deep-sea floors are expected to provide potential metal resources for future demands. Korea was recently granted a prospecting licence to undertake exploration for hydrothermal metal deposits in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Kingdom of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean. The Korean Deep Seabed Mining Group (KDSMG), which consists of four Korean companies involved in marine technologies, oil and gas shipping, and smelter industries, has conducted research to evaluate the region's resource potential in cooperation with the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of Korea. Here we present and reflect on the exploration results of these companies and their strategic plans. We also evaluate Research and Development (R&D) progress for the commercial development of seafloor hydrothermal deposits. Our own strategies and prospects for the commercial development of this potential resource are also outlined. We do acknowledge that other potentially important information regarding the amount of ore body, the inside structure, and the metal yields have not yet been clarified sufficiently. As such it is necessary to address these problems through experimental R&D and surveys. -
dc.description.uri 1 -
dc.language Korean -
dc.subject Exclusive Economic Zone -
dc.subject feasibility study -
dc.subject hydrothermal deposit -
dc.subject metal -
dc.subject mineral exploration -
dc.subject research and development -
dc.subject resource development -
dc.subject seafloor -
dc.subject Korea -
dc.subject Tonga -
dc.title Strategies for the commercial development of seafloor hydrothermal deposits in consideration of International progress -
dc.type Article -
dc.citation.endPage 482 -
dc.citation.startPage 475 -
dc.citation.title Ocean and Polar Research -
dc.citation.volume 32 -
dc.citation.number 4 -
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ocean and Polar Research, v.32, no.4, pp.475 - 482 -
dc.identifier.doi 10.4217/OPR.2010.32.4.475 -
dc.identifier.scopusid 2-s2.0-79952639545 -
dc.type.docType Article -
dc.identifier.kciid ART001504004 -
dc.description.journalClass 1 -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Exclusive Economic Zone -
dc.subject.keywordPlus feasibility study -
dc.subject.keywordPlus hydrothermal deposit -
dc.subject.keywordPlus metal -
dc.subject.keywordPlus mineral exploration -
dc.subject.keywordPlus research and development -
dc.subject.keywordPlus resource development -
dc.subject.keywordPlus seafloor -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Korea -
dc.subject.keywordPlus Tonga -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Commercial development -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Exclusive economic zone of kingdom of tonga -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Exploration -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Feasibility study -
dc.subject.keywordAuthor Seafloor hydrothermal deposits -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass scopus -
dc.description.journalRegisteredClass kci -
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