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Moana Minerals

Who We Are

Moana Minerals is a resource development company focused on metals critical to the transition to green energy, responsibly sourced from seafloor nodules. Our world-class team, through close collaboration with the Cook Islands community and applying best in class due diligence, employs transparent, fact-based decision-making processes.

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

Moana Minerals is a Cook Islands-based mineral resource development company with a large defined mineral resource containing substantial quantities of metals with the potential to significantly address the projected supply shortages of metals needed for the clean energy transition. The formation of Moana Minerals and the securing of exploration rights for polymetallic nodules is the culmination of previous work done by Ocean Minerals to find seafloor resources, which consequently resulted in agreements for reserved areas within the Cook Islands (2016 and 2017).

What Guides Us

Health & Safety

No mineral is worth a life. We put the health, safety, and well-being of our people first. By making health and safety everyone’s priority, we strive to protect our people, the communities in which we operate, and the assets that we use.


We strive to leave a lasting positive legacy in the Cook Islands. Sustainability forms an integral part of our business management strategy and sits at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be environmentally responsible and to support the communities where we operate. We strive to meet the needs of the applicable United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Integrity, Respect & Transparency

Integrity means we do the right thing. Leading with integrity is a necessity that centers on the idea that our actions are respectful and transparent. It is the foundation of good leadership, and necessary to set world-class standards in our operations.

Working Together

Our team is the foundation of our business. We support their well-being by promoting an inclusive and diverse culture based on respect, openness, and trust. We foster respectful relationships with the communities in which we operate.


Meet Our Team

Moana’s uniquely qualified team has extensive experience in underwater mining, deep ocean oil & gas exploration and production, subsea intervention, mineral processing, and the engineering and implementation of large-scale projects. Ocean Minerals' Founder was the lead developer of the deep-sea nodule mining system for the Kennecott Consortium of the 1970s. Other team members have significant experience in the metals and underwater mining industries, deepwater operations, finance and environmental management. Our team is committed to making the Cook Islands nodule project a success, with leadership based in Rarotonga for the duration of the exploration program.


Meet Our Partners

Moana Minerals’ approach is to team with the best. Together with our mining and processing partners and engaging with the world’s leading scientists in environmental and related disciplines, we believe our collaborative approach ensures the best possible outcome for the project and stakeholders.

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Interested in learning more about our Cook Islands initiative, how our work lends itself to a more sustainable future, or just have general inquiries? Connect with us today.

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