9 Mar 2022


The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for The Metals Company (TMC’s) deep-sea mining test by its Nauruan subsidiary, Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), received over 600  comments across a range of critical issues. Government and non-government organisations  declared it sub-standard and not fit for purpose as a risk management tool. 

Continue reading The Metals Company and the International Seabed Authority Slammed Over Environmental Impact Statement

2 Mar 2022

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts

Deep-sea mining could destroy biodiversity and habitats, and sacrifice benefits not yet understood says marine biologist, Diva Amon.

Following the publication of a new paper in Marine Policy identifying the gaps in environmental knowledge where deep-sea mining is set to take place, Diva Amon speaks to The Pew Charitable Trust about just what is at stake.

Continue reading The Deep Ocean Is Essential for Life on Earth—but It Is Under Threat

1 Mar 2022

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts

For the first time, we have a comprehensive overview of the gaps in our knowledge about ocean areas targeted for deep-sea mining and how they could be impacted. New research published today in the journal Marine Policy shows that the science is insufficient to support evidence-based decision-making should mining move forward. 

Continue reading New Study Shows Too Many Scientific Unknowns for Seabed Mining

28 Feb 2022

Source: IPCC

The IPCC WGII Sixth Assessment Report published today has highlighted the risks posed by human activities in the deep-sea in the context of climate change.

“Climate-driven impacts further limit the resilience of deep-sea ecosystems to impacts from human activities” says the report (Chapter 3 on Oceans and Coastal Ecosystems and their Services – p96).

Continue reading New IPCC Report Issues Warning on Human Activities in the Deep