EPISODE 4:ARE WE SURE ABOUT MINING THE OCEAN FLOOR?
29 Novermber 2019

Not just anyone can dig up the ocean floor, you would first have to make an agreement with the International Seabed Authority. As it turns out, 21 countries have contracts now and are preparing to mine the seabed. But is the world ready for that? Is the ISA up to the task? Now that we know what deep sea mining is and what risks are involved, we decide why deep sea mining should or should not go ahead in 2020.

GUESTS:
GERARD BARRON, DEEP GREEN
GREGORY STONE, DEEP GREEN
DAVID SANTILLO, GREENPEACE
MATTHEW GIANNI, DEEP SEA CONSERVATION COALITION
DUNCAN CURRIE, DEEP SEA CONSERVATION COALITION
MICHAEL LODGE, INTERNATIONAL SEABED AUTHORITY
DR. HELEN ROSENBAUM, DEEP SEA MINING CAMPAIGN
RICHARD STEINER, ALASKA UNIVERSITY

Highlights

2:12 How the ISA Works

9:18 Inclusivity in the Mining Code