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dc.contributor.authorBeaulieu, Stace E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGraedel, Thomas E  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorHannington, Mark D.  Concept link
dc.identifier.citationEarth's Future 5 (2017): 655–658en_US
dc.description© The Author(s), 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The definitive version was published in Earth's Future 5 (2017): 655–658, doi:10.1002/2017EF000605.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs land-based mineral resources become increasingly difficult and expensive to acquire, the potential for mining resources from the deep seafloor has become widely discussed and debated. Exploration leases are being granted, and technologies are under development. However, the quantity and quality of the resources are uncertain, and many worry about risks to vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. Deep-sea mining has become part of the discussion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In this article we provide a summary of benefits, costs, and uncertainties that surround this potentially attractive but contentious topic.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAndrew W. Mellon Foundation; U.S. National Science Foundation Grant Number: 1558904en_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectDeep-sea miningen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental impactsen_US
dc.subjectManganese nodulesen_US
dc.subjectSeafloor massive sulfidesen_US
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten_US
dc.titleShould we mine the deep seafloor?en_US

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