Deep-sea mining of seafloor massive sulfides
Beaulieu, Stace E.
Tivey, Maurice A.
Eggert, Roderick G.
German, Christopher R.
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KeywordOcean mining; Seafloor massive sulfides; Law of the sea; Economics; Environmental assessment
The potential emergence of an ocean mining industry to exploit seafloor massive sulfides could present opportunities for oceanographic science to facilitate seafloor mineral development in ways that lessen environmental harms.
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