Nodule Collector "Patania II" Expedition

Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) has been awarded a contract by DEME Group for offshore equipment and personnel to support their project in the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone ("CCZF") of the Pacific Ocean in early 2019.


In 2019 the nodule collector will embark on its first expedition in the GSR and BGR (German) exploration areas, involving a test area of 0.1 km2. Back in 2013, the International Seabed Authority granted GSR a 15-year concession to explore 76,728 km2 of seabed in the eastern part of the Clarion Clipperton Zone in the Central Pacific Ocean.