Neptune Minerals has undertaken a number of major exploration campaigns.  These began in 2005 with a scout drilling campaign in New Zealand waters and subsequent campaigns were undertaken in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012.


The exploration campaigns used state of the art technology including Remotely Operated Vehicles, Acoustic Multibeam mapping, an assortment of high-tech oceanographic equipment, spot sampling using hydraulic grabs, robotic drills that sit on the seafloor and recover drill core up to 20 meters below surface, and oceanographic moorings to monitor environmental aspects of the seawater column.