The Deep Seas Thinking network brings together academic researchers and creative practitioners to tackle the difficult research questions thrown up by deep sea mining (DSM). Who wins and who loses from the extraction of metals and minerals from the deep seabed?
Is it a better alternative than land-based mining? How do diverse cultural understandings of the deep-sea matter for shaping its politics? Is DSM a necessary trade-off in the shift towards an expanding green energy infrastructure? How well equipped are contemporary legal regimes for regulating the seabed and its use?
Please see below for details of who is involved in trying to answer some of these questions!