Over the past five years, the European Commission and EU Member States have made large investments in research and technological development to prepare for a world in which deep-sea mining is a reality. Projects have covered basic research into deep-sea habitats, the potential environmental and societal impacts of deep-sea mining as well as the technologies to enable mining.
Speakers at this Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup event will present some of the key findings of recent projects and reflect on how these will influence the development of this still nascent industry. In particular, speakers will consider what role science and technology play in the context of regulatory and commercial developments, and what the EU should consider in taking this issue forward.
The event will take place in the European Parliament, room PHS 5 B 001, on 17 November 2016 starting at 9:00. lucas [dot] bossercrpm [dot] org (Registration) is required for external participants.