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.
Jeff Ardron is a part-time PhD student at the University of Southampton studying the deep-sea mining science-policy interface. He has more than 25 years experience in marine governance, planning, and conservation, and has worked in both the governmental and non-governmental sectors as well as in research / academia.