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What Are The Dangers Of Deep Sea Mining

Deep in the ocean lie what some say are crucial resources for expanding the world’s renewable energy. The discovery of mineral riches in the deep-sea has sparked a mining mania, but also concern about environmental impact. Mining companies are hoping to gather metals and minerals called polymetallic nodules which contain manganese and cobalt, elements that […]

Mining the Deep Ocean : Does catastrophe lie ahead?

We provide here the full text of a Marinet Briefing Paper bearing this title, published March 2019, which examines the active proposals to start exploring the deep ocean seabed for minerals under licences issued by the United Nations’ International Seabed Authority. These exploration licences, to be issued for a range of deep ocean sites from […]