Global marine mining market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 30% during the forecast period. Marine mining or remote ocean mining is the process of retrieving mineral deposits from the sea and the area of the ocean below 200 meters.

Rising industrialization, growing disposable income and increasing demand for durable goods such as automobiles and household equipment with high mineral or metal content are projected to propel the growth of global marine mining market. Additionally, increasing adoption of precious metals and metal nanoparticles such as nickel, gold, and platinum in several industrial segments is further driving the market. Moreover, the revived importance of phosphorous based artificial fertilizers is further influencing the phosphorus nodule mining, which, in turn, has direct implications on the global marine mining market.

The global marine mining market is segmented based on technology, metal, region and company. Based on technology, the market can be segmented into Remotely Operated Vehicles [ROVs], SONAR and Marine Seismic Methods. The Remotely Operated Vehicles [ROVs] segment dominates the market owing to their use in ocean exploration and other scientific purposes. Based on metals, the market can be categorized into Silver, Gold, Copper, Zinc & Others. The gold segment is anticipated to dominate the market on account of its widespread use in jewellery, watches, medals & statues, electronics & computers, dentistry & medicine, among others.

Regionally, the marine mining market is gaining traction and expanding to various regions including Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the overall marine mining market followed by North America, Europe, South America and Middle East & Africa.

The major players operating in the marine mining market are China Minmetals Corporation, UK Seabed Resources Ltd.,  Diamond Fields Resources Inc., Keppel Corporation Limited, Nautilus Minerals Inc., Neptune Minerals, Inc, Ocean Minerals, LLC, Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd., Royal IHC, Deep Green Metals Inc. and others. Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new products in order to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new product developments. For instance, in March 2018, Nautilus Minerals Inc. launched its production support vessel at the Mawei shipyard in China. The vessel is expected to be used by Nautilus Minerals Inc. and its partner, Eda Kopa Limited, at the Solwara 1 Project site in the Bismarck Sea of Papua New Guinea.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of global marine mining market.
  • To classify and forecast global marine mining market based on technology, metal, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global marine mining market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global marine mining market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for global marine mining market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in global marine mining market.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of service providers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the service providers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the service providers and presence of all major players across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of global marine mining market by using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Marine mining service providers
  • Market research and consulting firms
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to marine mining 

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as service providers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, global marine mining market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Technology:
    • Remotely Operated Vehicles [ROVs]
    • SONAR
    • Marine Seismic Methods
  • Market, By Metal:
    • Silver
    • Gold
    • Cooper
    • Zinc
    • Others
  • Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Norway
      • Spain
      • Russia
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India 
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • Middle East & Africa
      • South Africa
      • Egypt
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Chile

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in global marine mining market.

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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Global Marine Mining Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1. By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1. By Technology (Remotely Operated Vehicles [ROVs], SONAR, Marine Seismic Methods)

5.2.2. By Metal (Silver, Gold, Copper, Zinc & Others)

5.2.3. By Region

5.2.4. By Company (2018)

5.3.  Market Attractiveness Index

6.    North America Marine Mining Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1. By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1. By Technology

6.2.2. By Metal

6.2.3. By Country (United States; Canada; Mexico and Rest of North America)

6.3.  North America: Country Analysis

6.3.1. United States Marine Mining Market Outlook

6.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.1.1.1.             By Value

6.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.1.2.1.             By Technology

6.3.1.2.2.             By Metal

6.3.2. Canada Marine Mining Market Outlook

6.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.2.1.1.             By Value

6.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.2.2.1.             By Technology

6.3.2.2.2.             By Metal

6.3.3. Mexico Marine Mining Market Outlook

6.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.3.3.1.1.             By Value

6.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.3.3.2.1.             By Technology

6.3.3.2.2.             By Metal

7.    Europe & CIS Marine Mining Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1. By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1. By Technology

7.2.2. By Metal

7.2.3. By Country (France; Germany; UK; Spain; Russia; Norway and Rest of Europe)

7.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

7.3.1. France Marine Mining Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Technology

7.3.1.2.2.             By Metal

7.3.2. Germany Marine Mining Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Technology

7.3.2.2.2.             By Metal

7.3.3. United Kingdom Marine Mining Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Technology

7.3.3.2.2.             By Metal

7.3.4. Norway Marine Mining Market Outlook

7.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.4.1.1.             By Value

7.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.4.2.1.             By Technology

7.3.4.2.2.             By Metal

7.3.5. Spain Marine Mining Market Outlook

7.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.5.1.1.             By Value

7.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.5.2.1.             By Technology

7.3.5.2.2.             By Metal

7.3.6. Russia Marine Mining Market Outlook

7.3.6.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.6.1.1.             By Value

7.3.6.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.6.2.1.             By Technology

7.3.6.2.2.             By Metal

8.    Asia Pacific Marine Mining Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1. By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1. By Technology

8.2.2. By Metal

8.2.3. By Country (China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; and Rest of Asia Pacific)

8.3.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

8.3.1. China Marine Mining Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Technology

8.3.1.2.2.             By Metal

8.3.2. India Marine Mining Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Technology

8.3.2.2.2.             By Metal

8.3.3. Japan Marine Mining Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value

8.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1.             By Technology

8.3.3.2.2.             By Metal

8.3.4. South Korea Marine Mining Market Outlook

8.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.4.1.1.             By Value

8.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.4.2.1.             By Technology

8.3.4.2.2.             By Metal

8.3.5. Australia Marine Mining Market Outlook

8.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.5.1.1.             By Value

8.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.5.2.1.             By Technology

8.3.5.2.2.             By Metal

9.    Middle East and Africa Marine Mining Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1. By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1. By Technology

9.2.2. By Metal

9.2.3. By Country (UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; Egypt and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

9.3.  MEA: Country Analysis

9.3.1. South Africa Marine Mining Market Outlook

9.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.1.1.1.             By Value

9.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.1.2.1.             By Technology

9.3.1.2.2.             By Metal

9.3.2. Saudi Arabia Marine Mining Market Outlook

9.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.2.1.1.             By Value

9.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.2.2.1.             By Technology

9.3.2.2.2.             By Metal

9.3.3. UAE Marine Mining Market Outlook

9.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.3.1.1.             By Value

9.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.3.2.1.             By Technology

9.3.3.2.2.             By Metal

9.3.4. Egypt Marine Mining Market Outlook

9.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.3.4.1.1.             By Value

9.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.3.4.2.1.             By Technology

9.3.4.2.2.             By Metal

10.  South America Marine Mining Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.   By Value

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.   By Technology

10.2.2.   By Metal

10.2.3.   By Country (Brazil; Argentina; Chile; and Rest of South America)

10.3.              South America: Country Analysis

10.3.1.   Brazil Marine Mining Market Outlook

10.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.1.1.1.           By Value

10.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.1.2.1.           By Technology

10.3.1.2.2.           By Metal

10.3.2.   Argentina Marine Mining Market Outlook

10.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.2.1.1.           By Value

10.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.2.2.1.           By Technology

10.3.2.2.2.           By Metal

10.3.3.   Chile Marine Mining Market Outlook

10.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.3.1.1.           By Value

10.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.3.2.1.           By Technology

10.3.3.2.2.           By Metal

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.              Drivers

11.2.              Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Competition Outlook

13.2.              Company Profiles

13.2.1.   Company Details

13.2.2.   Financials (As reported)

13.2.3.   Key Market Focus and Geographical Presence

13.2.4.   Pricing of Target Products

13.2.5.   Market positioning

13.3.              Global Players Profiled (Leading Companies)

13.3.1.   China Minmetals Corporation

13.3.2.   UK Seabed Resources Ltd.

13.3.3.   Diamond Fields Resources Inc.  

13.3.4.   Keppel Corporation Limited

13.3.5.   Nautilus Minerals Inc.

13.3.6.   Neptune Minerals, Inc

13.3.7.   Ocean Minerals, LLC  

13.3.8.   Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd.  

13.3.9.   Royal IHC  

13.3.10. Deep Green Metals Inc.

14.  Strategic Recommendations

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