The risks of deep-sea mining are not fully understood - here's why that matters
Deep-sea mining, an industry poised to start operating in 2023, could result in the dangerous loss of biodiversity and other disruptions to the deep sea.
Diva Amon is a marine biologist focused on the little-known habitats and animals of the deep ocean, and how our actions are impacting them. She works at the nexus of science, policy and communication, and has a deep desire to see stewardship measures applied to the deep ocean as well as the engagement of a broader group of global stakeholders towards this effort. Amon is a science advisor to the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a founder and director of SpeSeas, an organization dedicated to marine science, education, and advocacy in her home country, Trinidad and Tobago. Amon gained a PhD from the University of Southampton, and did postdoctoral research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Natural History Museum, London.