The Status of Deep-Sea Mining
Dr. Diva Amon (SpeSeas)
Hannah Lily (Independent Consultant – Ocean, Natural Resources, and Regulatory Law)
There is growing interest of various states and companies in the mining of metal ores (polymetallic nodules, massive sulphides, and cobalt-rich crusts) from the deep seabed, with this year being critical for this nascent industry. This talk will summarise the state of play in deep-sea mining from four perspectives: industry, science, governance and politics.