Assessment of Economic and Regulatory Conditions Affecting Ocean Minerals Resource Development.
Kildow-JT; Dar-VK; Bever-MB; Capstaff-AE
NTIS: PB 288 490 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :487 pages
This report examines the technological, economic, environmental, and political-legal factors that impact on the development of deep ocean mining with respect to circumstances in private industry, the U.S. government, and the international community. The objective of the study is to examine and analyze the issues relative to deep ocean mining within this context and pose alternatives for U.S. Government policies. Several models are developed and expanded for national and international, both interim and permanent, management structures. Central to resolving the policy issue for manganese nodule mining is knowledge about the profitability of the industry. Therefore, an extensive economic analysis is developed and a "net present value" computer model presented for assessment of profitability capable of 20 discrete evaluations with 3 levels of analysis possible in each evaluation; each stage can be utilized independently.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS: PB 288 490 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
Mass. Institute of Technology