Asia-Pacific Knowledge Sharing Webinar on Deep Sea Mining

Published December 13, 2021

On December 10, MIRA hosted a webinar to facilitate knowledge sharing on deep-sea mining across the Asia-Pacific region. The webinar explored the political dynamics of deep-sea mining, its likely environmental and social impacts, and problems relating to transparency, accountability and regulation.

In Too Deep

Published November 29, 2021

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.

Caught Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Ocean as the last bastion against climate change.

Published November 17, 2021

This session was held at the Times Earth Hub in Glasgow on November 4th 2021 for COP26 and features  Dr Sylvia Earle, legendary oceanographer, Sian Owen, Director of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition and Mirella von Lindenfels, Director of the International Programme on the State of the Ocean.

Deep Conversations on Deep Seabed Mining in the Cook Islands by Cook Islands Conservation

Published Dec 18, 2020

Deep Connections – Pacific Communities and deep-sea mining, Pacific Islands Conference 2020

Published Nov 25, 2020

Pacific Collective Position on Deep-Sea Mining by Reverend James Bhagwan, General Secretary, Pacific Council of Churches

Published Nov 25, 2020

Why the Deep Ocean is Important, and How It Could Be Impacted by Deep-Sea Mining by Dr. Diva Amon, Deep-Sea Biologist

Published Nov 25, 2020

PADI Torchbearer series- defending the deep against the threat of deep-sea mining.

Published Nov 17, 2020

Virtual Ocean Dialogues 2020 – Communities, Ocean Value & Deep Seabed Mining – Stories from the Pacific

Published Jun 3, 2020

What is Deep Sea Mining? A web series. Episode 1: Tools for Ocean Literacy

Published Feb 12, 2018

Deep sea mining: Seas At Risk’s statement at the UN Ocean Conference

Published June 13, 2017

Deep sea mining!? Leave my down below alone!

Published April 21, 2017

Troubled Waters – Documentary About Impacts of Overfishing

Published January 14, 2015

Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher’s Mind

Published December 16, 2014

Turning the Tide on Deep Sea Destruction

Published November 12, 2014

Hands Off My Bottom

Published September 10, 2014

From 8-14 September 2014, BLOOM Association teamed up with Lush Cosmetics in 100 stores across Europe to mobilise public opinion and raise awareness among our European governments to support the ban of deep-sea bottom trawling.

Deep Trouble for the Deep Sea

Published September 7, 2014

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Turning the Tide on Deep Sea Destruction (Spanish subtitles)

Published August 9, 2014

Hebrides Terrace Seamount Video

Published July 28, 2014

© Heriot-Watt University/JNCC/NERC. For further information on deep-sea research visit the Heriot-Watt University Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology and Lophelia websites.

Why we need to mobilize against deep-sea bottom trawling: Claire Nouvian at TEDxAUCollege

Published April 7, 2014

Stand up for the Deep

November 28, 2013

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Le Grand 8′

Published October 21, 2013

Le Grand 8′ on French TV talks about deep sea fishing and advises French consumers on which supermarkets and fish to avoid.

Richard Branson: Save the Deep Sea – an Urgent Call for Action

Published October 7, 2013

International mobilization for the deep ocean

Published October 1,1 2013

Ideas For Change, Sylvia Earle

Published June 8, 2013

Debris in the deep

Published June 5, 2013

Read the report

The Deep Sea – A European Perspective

Published February 22, 2013

True Facts About The Angler Fish

Published December 27, 2012

Deep-sea fisheries: Exploiting the most vulnerable species

Published July 18, 2012

New BBC documentary spotlights ICIJ probe into fish devastation

Published April 19, 2012

As aggressive, unregulated fishing continues in the South Pacific, BBC World News will broadcast this weekend a documentary that features the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ recent probe into the plundering of jack mackerel, once one of the world’s most abundant fish. More info

The Bering Sea Adventures

Published March 28, 2012


TED Education – Deep Ocean Mysteries and Wonders

Published March 12, 2012

March 12 2012 – In the deepest, darkest parts of the oceans are ecosystems with more diversity than a tropical rainforest. Taking us on a voyage into the ocean – from the deepest trenches to the remains of the Titanic – marine biologist David Gallo explores the wonder and beauty of marine life.

The Bottom Line – presented by Sigourney Weaver

Published June 15, 2009



Deep Sea Vents

May 20 2013 – A BBC World Service Discovery Program on deep sea vents. Listen to the full story

Toucher le fond

November 8 2012 – A Radio-Canada documentary on bottom trawling. Watch the full story