EPISODE 1:IS IT WORTH SACRIFICING THE OCEAN FLOOR?
8 Novermber 2019

The concept of deep seabed mining has been around for decades, but our growing demand for renewable energy is making this far fetched idea…a reality. Renewable energy resources are perceived to be the solution to the world’s climate change problem. But, their production requires a lot of rare minerals which often come from questionable sources. What do we have to gain and lose from Mining the Deep?

GUESTS:
DAVID SANTILLO, GREENPEACE
WILLIAM BRAZELTON, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
JULIA SIGWART, QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST
DR CHONG CHEN, JAPAN AGENCY FOR MARINE-EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
MATTHEW GIANNI, DEEP SEA CONSERVATION COALITION

Highlights

00:53 The Story of Seabed Mining

6:13 Current Ventures and Potential Effects on Biodiversity

14:59 Protecting Rare Species from Mining