Potential Deep-Sea Mining of Seafloor Massive Sulfides: A Case Study in Papua New Guinea




Seafloor massive sulfides have the potential to become a significant mineral resource. The initial stages of exploration are underway and extraction could start within the next decade. However, the range and extent of potential impacts of Deep-Sea Mining (DSM) on the environment and stakeholders are uncertain. This study considers the environmental, technological, and policy aspects of DSM using the Papua New Guinea project as a case study. The goals of the study are 1) to provide an overview of the current status and the associated issues of DSM and 2) to influence the development of DSM, a nascent industry, with environmental analysis and recommendations.








- N/A


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Avaliação do Impacto Ambiental, Planos de Gestão Ambiental, Planos de Contrabalanços da Biodiversidade, e afins


- Avaliação de impactos


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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