Mining

23
Mar
2018

Source: Oceans Deeply
Author: Todd Woody

Those were the words of Olav Myklebust, president of the council of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) on March 5 as he opened the semi-annual meeting of the United Nations-chartered organization charged with protecting the fragile and unique ecosystems of the deep ocean while opening them up to industrial mining.

Continue reading Nations Put New Focus on Environmental Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining

23
Mar
2018

Source: Greenpeace
Author: Sebastian Losada & Pierre Terras

Over the last two weeks, the International Seabed Authority (ISA) has been in discussions in Jamaica. Its mission – to work towards the finalisation of exploitation regulations, a so-called mining code, that will allow commercial deep sea mining operations to begin all around the world.

Continue reading Deep sea mining decisions: Approaching the point of no return