Mining the ocean floor for submerged minerals is a little-known, experimental industry. But soon it will take place on the deep seabed, which belongs to everyone , according to international law.
Seabed mining for valuable materials like copper, zinc and lithium already takes place within countries” marine territories . As soon as 2025 , larger projects could start in international waters – areas more than 200 nautical miles from shore, beyond national jurisdictions.
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