14 Apr 2021
MiningImpact monitors first in situ test of Nodule Mining on the Deep-Sea Environment
Scientists of the JPI Oceans project “MiningImpact” that have the colaboration of the CIIMAR researchers Teresa Amaro and Francisco Arenas are embarking on a 6-week long expedition to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone (CCZ) in the Pacific.
Their goal is to carry out an independent scientific monitoring of the test of a prototype nodule collector machine conducted at the same time by the Belgian company Global Sea Resources (GSR). “MiningImpact” fully adheres to good scientific practice and will make all data publicly available. The findings of the integrated impact analysis will be transferred into recommendations for improved standards and guidelines of the Mining Code currently drafted by the International Seabed Authority (ISA).
To know more on this mission of the project please check the PR of the project.