top of page


Nov 27, 2022

Scandinavian Ocean Minerals on Swedish TV

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

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.

Sept 17, 2022

Positive test results

SOM has conducted tests with a positive outcome as they show that over 50 percent of the iron and manganese oxide that the manganese nodules are made up of were reduced to pure metals in the unique process used. The iron was reduced to a degree of purity of approximately 99.5 to 99.8 percent.

Aug 25, 2022

Meeting with Swedish Minister of Industry and Trade

On August 25 Scandinavian Ocean Minerals had the opportunity to present the operations for the Swedish Minister of Industry and Trade at a personal meeting.

May 21, 2022

R/V Bothnia Surveyor

The survey vessel R/V Bothnia Surveyor is acquired.

Jan 11, 2022

SOM in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri

Article on Scandinavian Ocean Minerals in main Swedish business daily Dagens Industri.
Read the article 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 >

April 26, 2021

Consultation statement

SOM AB conducted a consultation statement with several stakeholders.
Read the document here >


On the Bothnia Bay seafloor lies small potato-sized lumps – nodules – that contain minerals. In the Baltic Sea lies sediments.


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


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


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


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).

bottom of page