22 min

Mining the Deep: Is the International Seabed Authority up to the task‪?‬ Sustainable Asia

    • Earth Sciences

Not just anyone can dig up the ocean floor, you would first have to make an agreement with the International Seabed Authority. As it turns out, 21 countries have contracts now and are preparing to mine the seabed. But is the world ready for that? Is the ISA up to the task? Now that we know what deep sea mining is and what risks are involved, we decide why deep sea mining should or should not go ahead in 2020.

Guests:

Gerard Barron, DeepGreen

Dr Gregory Stone, DeepGreen

Dr David Santillo, Greenpeace 

Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Duncan Currie, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Dr Helen Rosenbaum, Deep Sea Mining Campaign

Dr Richard Steiner, University of Alaska 




Credits:

Producer and Host: Marcy Trent Long 

Producer: Sam Colombie

Sound Engineer: Chris Wood

INTRO/OUTRO Music: Alex Mauboussin




Teaching Guide for Educators here

Not just anyone can dig up the ocean floor, you would first have to make an agreement with the International Seabed Authority. As it turns out, 21 countries have contracts now and are preparing to mine the seabed. But is the world ready for that? Is the ISA up to the task? Now that we know what deep sea mining is and what risks are involved, we decide why deep sea mining should or should not go ahead in 2020.

Guests:

Gerard Barron, DeepGreen

Dr Gregory Stone, DeepGreen

Dr David Santillo, Greenpeace 

Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Duncan Currie, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Dr Helen Rosenbaum, Deep Sea Mining Campaign

Dr Richard Steiner, University of Alaska 




Credits:

Producer and Host: Marcy Trent Long 

Producer: Sam Colombie

Sound Engineer: Chris Wood

INTRO/OUTRO Music: Alex Mauboussin




Teaching Guide for Educators here

22 min