Deep-Sea Mining Requires Transparent Environmental Management

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Vent shrimp, a species found around hydrothermal vents on the seafloor, which are also rich in commercially valuable polymetallic sulfide deposits. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

HYDRO INTERNATIONAL | October 2017

“For three years researchers from eleven countries have been working intensively
on these questions on the consequences on deepsea mining on ecosystems and
environmental aspects in the project “MiningImpact” coordinated by the GEOMAR
Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany. This week, they discuss their
findings at the project`s final meeting at the Natural History Museum London, UK.
They also presented recommendations for the protection of the marine
environment.”

 

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