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Digging for Answers: Are We Ready for Deep-Sea Mining?

Modern society has long-depended on extracting minerals from the Earth’s crust to manufacture a broad array of widely used products such as textiles, medical equipment, construction materials, automobiles, and computers [1]. 723 more words

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VentBase workshop 2014

Jens and Patrick are heading down to New Zealand this week to attend the VentBase workshop. VentBase was established as a forum where academic, commercial, governmental, and non-governmental stakeholders can develop a consensus regarding the management of exploitation in the deep-sea, specifically the mining of seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits. 93 more words