Ecotone is a partner in the MarMine project, led by NTNU.  The project comprizes several aspects of sea floor mineral exploration. One of these aspects is assessment of the potential of underwater hyperspectral imager (UHI) for exploration and identification of sea floor minerals and metals.

In August 2016, a survey at the Mohn’s ridge (Mid-Atlantic ridge) was carried out, with UHI  deployed from both ROV and AUV. Data analysis is ongoing.