Due to a lack of suitable technology, there's been a lack of activity in deep-sea mining since HMS Challenger first discovered seabed minerals in 1873. But huge investment in emerging technologies is likely to make commercial mining a reality within a few years.
Visionary, Innovator and Founder at PAULEY
I propose that we look to the ocean to seek inspiration and knowledge to accelerate our space age frontier. My vision is to engage the marine and space research communities with subsea infrastructure and offshore industry to create a permanent human presence in our ocean.
01/04/2015 19:28 BST
There is now great scope to pioneer an International Ocean Energy System. There are huge global implications for these emerging developments, and I still firmly believe that the idea can - and will - change the face of renewable energy.
13/11/2014 10:39 GMT
Imagine being able to book an overnight trip to visit this most famous of sunken shipwrecks, or 'fly' over the bubbling hydrothermal vents deep in the Mariana Trench, where only a handful of humans have explored before.
09/10/2014 19:28 BST
I hope that my books - and whatever forms the stories may go on to take - will capture the imagination of their readers, create a vehicle for discussing environmental issues, and encourage young people to tackle global challenges by becoming the scientists and engineers of tomorrow.
23/09/2014 12:30 BST
With the official opening of the new Harry Potter Theme Park here in the UK earlier in the month, we at PAULEY started thinking about how an estimated $15 billion revenue stream generated by the Harry Potter brand might work harder within a different social context.
15/04/2012 23:03 BST
According to latest predictions by the U.N., by 2050, two-thirds of the world population will live in cities. By then, the world's population will have risen by 30 percent to nine billion.
23/03/2012 23:11 GMT
Spiralling resource costs, flooding, civil unrest, threats to biodiversity, rises in environmental refugees and even all-out war - the implications of our unsustainable lifestyles are grim to say the least. These are just some of the effects we are almost certain to experience over the next five to 20 years as the consequences of our environmental looting catch up with us.
15/02/2012 14:14 GMT
It's ironic and symbolic of our times that an area of the world now appallingly wealthy thanks to being stocked to the eyeballs with oil is now under threat from the unsustainable impact of its trade in the black gold.
26/01/2012 16:17 GMT
If you're moaning about the weather or the economy this Christmas, don't! We had it easy in the UK during 2011. This year will go down in history as one expensive and lengthy meteorological and environmental disaster. I
22/12/2011 00:16 GMT
It's the People's Politics, Stupid - For the Road to Contain Climate Change, Just Follow the Olympic Torch!
Just imagine, you've taken a snapshot of the world population and put 100 people in a giant plastic dome for a year or two to see how they get on.
01/12/2011 15:52 GMT
The obvious conclusion is that we live in a world of marked contrasts, of haves and have-nots and the have-nots are in the majority. The disadvantaged, malnourished and impoverished dominate the totals while the minority enjoy relative affluence in terms of good shelter, food, clean water, warmth, power services, health and wealth.
23/11/2011 09:39 GMT
If I were an (alien) investor, looking to invest in Planet Earth Plc, I'd need to do my 'due diligence' as is customary in any business transaction. I would need to investigate and evaluate the business and relevant aspects of the past, present and predictable future of the opportunity.
08/11/2011 23:34 GMT
The design team at Planet Earth Plc gathered this weekend to launch the 7,000,000,000th new product in its 4.5 billion year history of innovative designs for its enduringly popular Homo Sapiens range.
01/11/2011 21:59 GMT
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