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July 12, 2023
Exploration of the mineral deposits in the Bothnian Bay has been granted!

Scandinavian Ocean Minerals has been granted an exploration permit from the Swedish Ministry of Climate and Enterprise. The background is the mineral deposits located in two areas in the Bothnian Bay.

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July 12, 2023
Exploration of the mineral deposits in the Bothnian Bay has been granted!

Scandinavian Ocean Minerals has been granted an exploration permit from the Swedish Ministry of Climate and Enterprise. The background is the mineral deposits located in two areas in the Bothnian Bay.

Read press release here >

Dec 14, 2021

Application for research permit

On November 26 the application for a research permit in Bothnian Bay was submitted to the Swedish government.
Read the document here >

Nov 27, 2022

Swedish TV accompanied Scandinavian Ocean Minerals on one of our surveys.
See feature here >

 

Scandinavian Ocean Minerals on Swedish TV

April 26, 2021

Consultation statement

SOM AB conducted a consultation statement with several stakeholders.
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Nov 13, 2022

Survey starts in Bothnian Bay

A survey of the seafloor in Bothnian Bay begins as of today. During November 2022, SOM will take samples of sediment and film the seafloor. The survey will serve as a basis for the environmental impact statement ahead of the upcoming permit application to the government.

July 12, 2023
Exploration of the mineral deposits in the Bothnian Bay has been granted!

Scandinavian Ocean Minerals has been granted an exploration permit from the Swedish Ministry of Climate and Enterprise. The background is the mineral deposits located in two areas in the Bothnian Bay.

Read press release here >

Nov 27, 2022

Scandinavian Ocean Minerals on Swedish TV

Swedish TV accompanied Scandinavian Ocean Minerals on one of our surveys.
See feature here >

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On theBothnia Bayseafloor lies small potato-sized lumps – nodules – that contain minerals. In theBaltic Sealies sediments.

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Via an air-lift technique, developed by Scandinavian Ocean Minerals, the seafloor is gently harvested for nodules or bottom sediment.

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On board the ship, nodules are filtered or, if sediment centrifuged

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Water and material that is not used is returned directly to the seafloor, which becomes oxygenated in the process.

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Nodules and sediment are transported to land where nodules are refined into, among other things, manganese, iron, silicon (used for batteries, solar cells and semiconductors) while sediment becomes biogas, hydrogen gas or green coal (used for fossil-free steel) .

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