Proceedings of the Marine Minerals Workshop, March 23-25, 1976, Silver Spring, Md.



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United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


The Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) established an Office of Marine Minerals (OMM) in September 1975 as a focal point for NOAA's expanding programs in marine minerals. One of the first tasks which OMM set out to achieve was to determine and summarize all of the major marine mineral activities sponsored by NOAA to date in a logical array of categories. Summaries of these activities and a brief description of the individual projects upon which these summaries are based are found in these proceedings. Another task was to elicit from those highly involved in marine mineral activities throughout the U.S. their concerns about obstacles to marine mineral development and recommendations for facilitating the development of a marine mining industry. A description of these concerns and recommendations is also contained in these proceedings.


239 pages


marine mineral resources