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]

Call for Papers: Ocean Mapping

The JOT production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to ocean mapping for its fall 2015 issue. 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 and must be submitted no later than June 1, 2015. All peer-reviewed papers in the JOT are open access.

Call for Papers: Multipurpose Offshore Platforms

The JOT production team invites the submission of technical papers that describe cutting edge research related to multipurpose offshore platforms for its winter 2015 issue. 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 and must be submitted no later than August 28, 2015. All peer-reviewed papers in the JOT are open access.