A new book from Springer offers one of the most comprehensive looks at deep sea mining to date. Edited by Dr. Rahul Sharma of Goa, India’s National Institute of Oceanography, Deep-Sea Mining: Resource Potential, Technical and Environmental Considerations is a milestone update on this emerging industry, with contributions in 18 chapters from experts involved in different fields of deep-sea mining around the world.
The expansive text provides a complete topical overview from specialists on deep seabed mining for mineral resources such as polymetallic nodules, hydrothermal sulphides and ferromanganese crusts. It takes an in-depth look at the technology used for mining activities under extreme conditions, examines the environmental impacts that may result and proposes a management plan for sustainable mining.
The book opens with a foreword written by ISA Secretary-General Michael W. Lodge and a preface by Dr. Sharma.