Mining the deep seabed will harm biodiversity. We need to talk about it
The fledgling industry could become part of the ocean economy. But deep seabed mining will cause irreversible biodiversity loss.
Holly Niner's research interests lie in the pragmatic, effective and equitable management of marine natural resources. She is currently in the final stages of a PhD examining the use of biodiversity offsetting in marine environments with University College London. This follows previous positions working in marine development consent in industry, government and NGOs.