Current Issue: Seabed Mining

In this issue of the JOT we focus on the complex world of seabed mining. From placer diamonds off the coast of South and West Africa to gold off the coast of Alaska, the prospect of precious minerals and metals scattered about on the seafloor has been a powerful lure at least since the latter part of the 19th century when manganese nodules were first discovered on the deep ocean floor, and Jules Verne wrote “in the depths of the oceans there are mines of zinc, iron, silver and gold that would be quite easy to exploit.” [Randy Gillespie]

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Upcoming themes

Summer 2015 - Maritime domain awareness

Fall 2015 - Mapping our oceans

Winter 2015 - Deep Sea 9: multipurpose offshore platforms

Spring 2016 - Vital signs: changing oceans, changing climate

Summer 2016 - Plastic oceans

Fall 2016 - The future of maritime simulation

Winter 2016 - Sustainable fishing: the rise of baited traps

Call for Papers

The JOT production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research (themes and deadlines below). Papers should present the results of new (i.e., not previously published) research in ocean technology, science or engineering, and be no more than 7,500 words in length. All papers are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. All peer-reviewed papers in the JOT are open access.

Multipurpose offshore platforms - submit by August 28, 2015

Climate change - submit by December 5, 2015

Plastic oceans - submit by February 26, 2016

Maritime simulation - submit by May 30, 2016

Baited traps for fishing - submit by August 16, 2016