• Our Oceans Are Already Under too Much Pressure.

    SAY NO TO DEEP SEA MINING

    PROTECT OUR OCEANS.
  • Community Rights to Free Prior & Informed Consent.

    STOP EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING!

    PROTECT COMMUNITIES.
  • There Is Very Little Known About Deep Sea Ecosystems.

    STOP DEEP SEA MINING BEFORE IT GETS STARTED!

    PROTECT OUR MARINE LIFE.

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

With over 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.


International Seabed Authority: Protect Ocean Ecosystems

By Payal Sampat, Eartworks | 25 July 2016
Deep-sea mining sounds like something out of a science fiction novel – and indeed, the claims by companies hoping to extract metals from cobalt crusts, manganese nodules, and hydrothermal vents on deep sea beds do seem to have their basis in fiction more than fact.
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Deep Sea Mining: An invisible land Grab

By Dr. Sylvia Earle, Founder of Mission bkue
Thousands of meters beneath the azure ocean waters in places like the South Pacific, down through a water column saturated with life and to the ocean floor carpeted in undiscovered ecosystems, machines the size of small buildings are poised to begin a campaign of wholesale destruction.
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Deep Sea Mining ... Out of Our Depth

Mission Blue - Sylvia Earle Alliance, 23 June 2016
Aliens finally made it to planet Earth. And it just so happens these aliens value — above all else — the American quarter, those shiny metal pieces emblazoned with George Washington.
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NEW REPORT: Resource Roulette: How Deep Sea Mining and Inadequate Regulatory Frameworks Imperil the Pacific and its People

Blue Ocean Law and Pacific Network on Globalisation, June 2016
This report undertakes a legal and policy analysis of DSM providing an overall mapping of the legislative status of DSM in eleven Pacific Island nations and additional in-depth case study analyses of Tonga, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji.
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Ban Experimental Seabed Mining

3CR Tuesday Hometime, 7th June 2016
Interview with Natalie Lowrey from the Deep Sea Mining campaign talking about the concerns of deep sea mining to marine life and coastal communities across the Pacific.
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Nautilus Minerals admits Papua New Guinea is a sea bed mining experiment

Media Release | Wednesday 1 June 2016
As Nautilus Minerals holds its AGM in Toronto today, the Papua New Guinean Alliance of Solwara Warriors and the Deep Sea Mining Campaign encourage investors to think carefully about holding shares in this company.
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Solidarity with Alliance of Solwara Warriors in The Pacific

Watch the video action from outside the 5th Annual Deep Sea Mining industry Summit in London on Tuesday 24th May 2016, in which the Australian-based Deep Sea Mining campaign, London Mining Network and War on Want (London) stand in solidarity with communities across the Pacific who are calling for a Ban on Experimental Seabed Mining in their seas.
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