Study to investigate the state of knowledge of deep sea mining

Date: May 26, 2015

Source: European Commission Maritime Forum

This report gives an overview on the current and latest state of knowledge of deep-sea mining. it examines the geological potential, relevant technologies, economic viability, environmental implications and legal regime. It includes an inventory of ongoing exploration and exploitation projects.

It is based on an extensive desk-based research, literature review, interviews with stakeholders and expert workshops. The study did not aim to produce new knowledge or innovations but rather to bring together all available information and data currently present on the matter.


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