A recent article in Dutch magazine KIJK called ‘Diepzeemijnbouw’ (Deep Sea Mining) quotes Dr. Helen Rosenbaum from the Deep Sea Mining campaign. In summary Dr. Rosenbaum talks about how we cannot predict what the impacts of Deep Sea Mining will be that we already have problems containing mining’s impacts on land and that that it will be much harder in the ocean, we don’t know where the critical ecosystems are that we need to protect. Nautilus Minerals has claimed 500,000 sq km to exploit, if mining starts to happen on that scale it will have enormous consequences. The technology that is based on deep sea oil drilling and that the BP disaster teaches us the technology is not fool proof.
Download article here [in Dutch]