Interoceanmetal Joint Organization (IOM)
27 Apr 1987, based on an intergovernmental agreement originally signed by Bulgaria, Vietnam, German Democratic Republic, Cuba, Poland, USSR and Czechoslovakia. Operations started, Dec 1987. Also referred to as Interoceanmetal.
Carry out prospecting and exploration of polymetallic nodules in the North East Pacific ocean; prepare for future commercial development of nodule resources; develop mining technology to cause minimal disturbance to the marine environment; broaden the spectrum of potential uses for the nodules; ensure that deep-sea mining using clean technology becomes an attractive alternative to environmentally destructive land mining.
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