• 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.

REPORT: An overview of Chinese policy, activity and strategic interests relating to deep sea mining in the Pacific region

By Richard Page, January 2018
China is one of the most important countries with respect to the emerging seabed mining industry. This report covers several reasons for this assessment ...
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Former Attorney General of Papua New Guinea: The writing is on the wall for Solwara 1 – PNG should withdraw its investment before it’s too late.

MEDIA RELEASE | 17 January 2018
Amid financial strife and looming litigation, Sir Arnold Amet, former Papua New Guinean Attorney General and Minister for Justice advises the PNG Government to terminate its joint partnership agreement with Nautilus ...
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Seas at Risk - Submission to the International Seabed Authority

Submission to the consultation on the International Seabed Authority Draft Regulations on Exploitation of Mineral Resources in the Area
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Sir David Attenborough backs campaign to ban seabed mining

BBC News, Science Editor David Shukman
Scientists warn that digging up the seabed will destroy marine life, and Sir David Attenborough is among those objecting.
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Merry Christmas Nautilus - Risky deep sea mining project just got a whole lot riskier!

Media Release, Deep Sea mining campaign, 14 December 2017
On the back of gloomy investor updates from deep sea mining wannabe Nautilus Minerals Inc. communities in Papua New Guinea just gave the company a surprise Christmas present.
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MEDIA RELEASE: Legal Action Launched Against Nautilus Solwara 1 Experimental Seabed Mine

Coastal Communities launch legal proceedings against PNG Government in a bid to obtain key documents relating to the licensing and the environmental, health and economic impacts of the Solwara 1 deep sea mine
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Locals file case to stop seabed mining

Friday 8 December 2017, PNG Loop
The Alliance of Solwara Warriors have against the government at the Waigani National Court to stop Solwara 1 experimental seabed mine. [IMAGE: Kontu villagers of west coast of New Ireland say no to seabed mining]
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Alliance of the Solwara Warriors defending livelihoods

Legal action is afoot and the campaign is growing in strength. The Alliance of the Solwara Warriors is bringing people together on the frontline of extractivism and global warming, to defend their land and livelihoods.

Race to the Bottom of the Sea: Experimental Seabed Mining

It’s a race to the bottom of the sea on the frontier of extractive industries: experimental deep sea mining.

Investor alert: Deep sea mining project in last-ditch search for capital

Banks and other investors warned to steer clear
In a last ditch bid to rescue its experimental deep sea mining project Nautilus Minerals largest shareholders form new company to secure funding.
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Constitutional Right to Key Documents on Experimental Seabed Mining

MEDIA RELEASE | Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Coastal Communities in Papua New Guinea have formally requested that the PNG Government make public key documents relating to the licensing and the environmental impacts of the Solwara 1 deep sea mining project by October 18 or face the prospect of legal proceedings.
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