Geologist Jan Stenløkk is one of several professionals working on seabed minerals. Shown here on an expedition in 2020. Photo: NPD.

These employees participate in the NPD's interdisciplinary work by contributing the following expertise:

  • geology
  • geochemistry
  • volcanology
  • environmental science
  • geophysics
  • law
  • economics
  • impact assessment
  • resource estimation

Experience from oil and gas exploration overlaps with exploration for seabed minerals in some areas.

The NPD is also represented as the chair of the Legal and Technical Committee (LTC) of the International Seabed Authority, which is associated with the UN.

Updated: 08/11/2021

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