Nauru Ocean Resources Inc.


Nauru, as the sponsoring State to NORI, carried out a stakeholder consultation on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) developed by NORI to conduct technical trials of a prototype nodule collector in 2022. The consultation was open from 5 October to 19 November 2021. An introductory webinar on 5 October 2021 presented to interested stakeholders NORI’s planned collector test campaign, the associated EIS and the engagement process. Results of the consultation and possible revisions to the EIS was presented during a second webinar on 27 January 2022.

To access Nauru’s Stakeholder consultation portal click here.

To access the final EIS, please click here.

To access the chronology of EIS, inspection and investigation click here.

Contract Date:

22 July 2011

Contract Expiration:

21 July 2026

Sponsoring State:



Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone


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