• Our Oceans Are Already Under too Much Pressure.

    BAN EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING

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

    BAN EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING

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

    BAN EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING

    PROTECT OUR MARINE LIFE.

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.


Predicting the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules in the Pacific Ocean

New Report from Deep Sea Mining Campaign & MiningWatch Canada
New report analyses over 250 peer reviewed scientific articles finding that the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules would be extensive, severe, and last for generations, causing essentially irreversible species loss.
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Deep Sea Nodule Mining Danger to the Pacific

Media Release, 20 May 2020
New report reveals a clear scientific consensus: the mining of deep sea nodules would cause irreversible damage to an ocean already under pressure; that a precautionary approach is warranted; and a moratorium is the only responsible way forward.
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David Attenborough calls for ban on 'destructive' deep sea mining

Sky News, 12 March 2020
Sir David Attenborough has called on governments and big businesses around the globe to put a stop to deep sea mining.
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History’s Largest Mining Operation Is About to Begin

The Atlantic, January/February 2020
Is there any way to calculate the value of a landscape we know virtually nothing about?
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DeepGreen is a company proposing to mine polymetallic nodules from the Pacific seabed. It is one of the main companies promoting experimental deep sea mining and has forged contractual relationships with several Pacific Island Countries