Should we mine the deep sea?

Alasdair speaks to Professor Mats Ingulstad about deep sea mining, and the history of extraction in Norway.
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Last week, after intense debate between member states, the UN’s International Seabed Authority decided not to fast-track licences to start mining the deep ocean floor. But while waters have calmed for now, nothing is set in stone: talks renew in 2024.

Ahead of the conference, Alasdair spoke to Professor Mats Ingulstad, who is leading the TripleDeep research project at the Norweigan University of Science and Technology. They discussed the history of extraction in Norway & the development of discussions around deep sea mining, as well as the risks and rewards of this new frontier.


Audio editing by Vasko Kostovski.


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