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Seabed Mining & Resilience To EXperimental impact

National Oceanography Centre - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Understand and beat marine pollution

Our project aims to provide the critical scientific understanding and evidence base to reduce the risks of the developing deep-sea mining industry for polymetallic nodules.

Our project team have secured access to data and test plans, to allow detailed experimental evaluation of impact and recovery from realistic mining disturbance on a decadal scale of vital relevance to understanding the long-term sustainability of deep-sea mining. The project aims to better understand the ecosystem in the Pacific abyss and how the different components interact and interconnect.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Challenger 150 – A Decade to Study Deep-Sea Life

Start date: 01/06/2021
End date: 31/05/2025

Lead Contact: Daniel Jones (