EU Parliament Conference Deep Sea Mining

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Date: 
17 October, 2016
Location: 
Brussels, Belgium

The EU Parliament Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas will organise a conference on 'Deep-Sea Mining – What next for science?' on the 17th of October.
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 event will present some of the key finding 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 should the EU consider in taking this issue forward.

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