Clicking any of the map image links below open a drop down snapshot of each individual map. Clicking the  drop down image will open the map to its full size which can be downloaded by a right click/save as option.

Shapefiles of the  maps are grouped by minerals - polymetallic nodules (PMN), polymetallic sulphides (PMS) and cobalt-rich ferromanganese crusts (CFC) and can be downloaded as zipfiles from the links below:


The Area

The maps below have been separated into eight sections beginning with the Area maps which show the complete list of contractors. The individual contractor maps are also listed below; by mineral and the relevant ocean.

Polymetalllic Nodules/Indian Ocean

Polymetalllic Nodules/Pacific Ocean

Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts/South Atlantic Ocean