The current scenario provides an ideal opportunity to confer higher priority to the marine resources of the Indian Ocean, particularly in terms of integrated management of the deep sea, shallow sea and coastal resources. This will maximize their potential in the sustainable development goal (SDG) pattern, leading to an appropriate environmental management. Therefore, this book aims to provide an overview of the area and to highlight the potential market opportunities represented by this vast and rapidly developing nation. In doing so the following aspects have been covered:
- Exclusive title focussing on mineral resources of Indian ocean.
- Discusses living, nonliving, ocean waves and tidal energy, ocean environment and protection aspects.
- Includes information on key themes, details of organizations associated with the Indian Ocean.
- Illustrates deep sea mining technology and environmental perspectives.
- Covers hydrocarbons-sub sea oil and gas, minerals from placer deposits to deep sea nodules, sea floor massive sulphides and cobalt rich encrustations.
Table of Contents
1.The Indian Ocean and its Associates. 2. Ores in the Deep Sea – Manganese Nodules. 3. Ores in the Deep-Sea – Cobalt and Platinum Rich Ferromanganese Crusts. 4. Ores in the Deep - Seafloor Massive Sulfides (SMS) and Metalliferous Mud. 5. Shallow Oceanic and Coastal Mineral Deposits. 6. Shallow Oceanic, Non-living Resource: Petroleum and Hydrocarbon. 7. Living Resources – Fish and Fishery. 8. Energy and Fresh Water from the Ocean. 9. Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). 10. Seabed Mineral Exploration and Deep-Sea Mining Technology. 11. Ocean Environment and Pollution. 12. The Future Options – The Growing Ocean Economy. References – Future Reading.
G S Roonwal is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Inter University Accelerator Centre New Delhi. He was earlier a Professor in Geology and Head of the Department of Geology, University of Delhi. He has participated in exploration of sea floor manganese nodules and the seabed massive sulphides. He has authored "The Indian Ocean Exploitable Mineral and Petroleum Resources (Springer,Heidelberg) and "competition for Seabed Resources in the Indian Ocean"Beside, he is a co-editor of "India’s Exclusive Economic Zone"and "Living Resources of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone". G S Roonwal is a reputed geologist, a recipient of the National Mineral Award by the Government of India, and several other awards. He has worked with distinguished marine geologists overseas and travelled to several countries beside the oceans. He is listed in Marques ’Who’ Who in the World and Marques Who’s Who in Asia since several years.