Deep Week 2021

Join the DSCC for this year’s #DeepWeek from 29th November – 5th December 2021 and celebrate the critical role the deep ocean plays in making life on earth possible.

Across the week, we’ll also be highlighting the key threats facing the deep ocean, including the nascent deep-sea mining industry and bottom trawling on seamounts, and vulnerable marine ecosystems.

Across #DeepWeek, we’ll be showcasing what’s happening across the deep sea community and diving down into the biggest habitat on earth.

Catch up on our live sessions

Following the success of last year’s #DeepWeek and Deep Sea TV, this year we also hosted Deep Sea shorts, a series of sessions throughout the week showcasing short films, followed by panel discussions.

Celebrating the deep and its role in all of our lives

Tuesday 30th November 2021 20:00-21:00 GMT

Join the DSCC for a journey down into the deep and a screening of a selection of films that showcase the extraordinary habitats of the deep and the creatures that make the deep sea their home.

The screening is followed by a panel discussion, featuring experts from around the world as they explore why a healthy deep sea is so critical for life on earth and how we can better bring this critical environment to light.

For the panel discussion, we were joined by:

  • Dr Diva Amon – Deep Sea Biologist
  • Dr Lissette Victorero – The Norwegian Institute for Water ResearchDr Daniel Wagner – Conservation International
  • Markus Reymann – TBA 21 Academy

The session was hosted by Mirella Von Lindenfels, Director of Communications Inc and The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO).

What action is being taken to defend the deep?

Thursday 2nd December 08:00 – 09:00 GMT

For the second in the DSCC’s series of Deep Sea Shorts, we screened a selection of films from around the globe that shine a light on the threats our deep ocean faces. This session also featured a snippet from the DSCC’s brand new film, released especially for #DeepWeek, which dives into the murky world of deep-sea mining.

Following the screening, we heard from a range of deep-sea defenders on the action being taken to safeguard its health and what action you can take today.

For the panel discussion, we were joined by:

  • Jessica Battle-WWF
  • Jeremy Raguain- Seychelles Islands Foundation and Sustainable Ocean Alliance
  • Karli Thomas- Deep Sea Conservation Coalition
  • Pelenatita Kara – Deep Sea Mining Campaign and Civil Society Forum of Tonga

The session was hosted by Sian Owen, Director of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.

What else is happening across #Deepweek?

Join the conversation on social media by following #DeepWeek.

In Too Deep

The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition filter the murky waters of deep-sea mining and ask, do we really need to mine the deep ocean?

Join leading ocean scientists, policy experts, and activists including Dr Diva Amon, Professor Dan Laffoley, Maureen Penjueli, Farah Obaidullah, and Matthew Gianni as well as Claudia Becker, a senior BMW expert in sustainable supply-chains for an unmissable exploration of the new threat facing the deep sea.



Deep Sea Short Shorts