Key events in 2016

Key events in 2016 for the  Marine Geosciences Research Unit

Sea cucumber on nodule ©Ifremer - Nautile/Nodinaut cruise 2004

Polymetallic nodule exploration licence granted by ISA

The request for extension of the exploration contract for polymetallic nodules signed between the International Seabed Authority (ISA) and Ifremer, submitted in December 2015, was accepted on 20 June 2016 for a five-year period.