• Our Oceans Are Already Under too Much Pressure.


  • Community Rights to Free Prior & Informed Consent.


  • There Is Very Little Known About Deep Sea Ecosystems.



The South Pacific Ocean is Currently the World’s Laboratory for the Experiment of Deep Sea Mining.

With over 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean floor already under exploration leasehold the
world’s first licence to operate a deep sea mine has been granted in Papua New Guinea to Canadian company Nautilus Minerals.
There is a high level of uncertainty about the risks deep seabed mining poses to marine environments and communities.

NAUTILUS AGM: Solwara 1 Deep Sea Mining Venture Remains a Speculative Pipe Dream

Media Release | June 28, 2017
At its annual general meeting in Vancouver last week, wannabe deep sea miner Nautilus Inc failed to inspire shareholders with confidence in its Solwara 1 venture in Papua New Guinea
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Nautilus to go under before reaching the ocean floor

IMAGE: Participants at the Seabed Mining Forum in Namatanai, New Ireland Province, PNG calling for a ban on Seabed Mining in PNG & the Pacific. June 8th, 2017
Nautilus braces itself for yet another AGM of excuses and bad news for investors. The wannabe deep sea miner is still struggling to convince financiers that its Solwara 1 deep sea mine is more than a sci fi pipe dream.
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The Last Frontier

Pacific Network on Globalisation
The Last Frontier, a documentary series focusing on experimental seabed mining, an imminent venture in the Pacific. This documentary presents the situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Apple's Commitment To A No-Mining Future Makes Deep Sea Mining Unnecessary

Media Release, Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Scientists and civil society organisations from around the world welcome Apple’s 2017 Environment Responsibility Report announcing the communication technology giant's goal to “stop mining the earth altogether”. They call on other companies to match this commitment.
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Anglo American should divest from high risk deep sea mining

MEDIA RELEASE | 24 April 2017
Multinational mining company Anglo American will be held accountable today at its annual shareholder meeting. The company’s investment in the experimental Nautilus Minerals Solwara 1 deep sea mining project, is deeply opposed by local communities, churches and wider civil society in Papua New Guinea. These stakeholders ask Anglo American to divest from Nautilus Inc.
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The Sinking Titanic: The German Government facilitating Deep Sea Mining

MEDIA RELEASE | Thursday 23rd March 2017
NGOs and civil society from Papua New Guinea, Australia, Germany and around the world are calling for a ban on seabed mining. They challenge the development of regulations[1] by the International Sea Bed Authority (ISA) and the German Government’s push to strengthen these regulations this week at a meeting in Berlin.
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Caritas PNG Forum call for Ban on Seabed Mining

8 March 2016 / Annette Kora / LOOP PNG
CARITAS coordinators of the 19 Catholic dioceses of PNG are calling on the Government to order an immediate ban on seabed mining after discussing its negative impact on coastal provinces.
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