Accountability Zero

September 28, 2015 • Deep Sea Mining Campaign

A critique of the Nautilus Minerals environmental and social benchmarking analysis of the Solwara 1 project


The Dangers of Deep Sea Mining

September 28, 2015 • Shreema Mehta

For the mining industry, technological advances have made the world’s oceans the new frontier. Both companies and governments have started exploration and even tout deep-sea mining as a safer alternative to the problems caused by mineral extraction. But they do so in the absence of any scientific consensus on the long-term impacts of deep-sea mining.

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World’s first deep sea mining proposal ignores consequences of its impacts on oceans

September 28, 2015 • Earthworks, Deep Sea Mining Campaign et. al.
DOWNLOAD: Accountability Zero: A Critique of Nautilus Minerals Environmental and Social Benchmarking Analysis of the Solwara 1 project SINGAPORE, September 29, 2015 | As the deep sea mining industry chases investors at the Asia Pacific Deep Sea Mining Summit, a new critique… More »

Deep Sea Mining Faces First Legal Challenge

June 22, 2015 • Samantha Buchalter

The mining industry has set its sights on a new frontier – the deep sea. Seabed or deep-sea mining involves extracting minerals from hydrothermal vents, manganese nodules and cobalt crusts on the ocean’s floor. In just the past five years, the number of seabed mining permits granted by the International Seabed Authority has tripled, to a total of 26 – and counting. But while permits are granted at a rapid clip, we still have too little understanding of deep-sea mining’s ultimate impacts.

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