Technology options for deep-seabed exploitation - Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges
Exploration and exploitation of the deep-seas in search of marine minerals and genetic resources have over the past fifteen years received increased attention. Developments in sub-marine technologies, rising raw material prices and scarcity, and advancements in biotechnology, are changing the business-case for further investments in the marine environment. Increase in exploitation has much potential, but also poses great challenges. Policy action is needed, to balance trade-offs between economic, social and environmental aspects associated with future developments.
Short title:
Deep-seabed exploitation
Start date:
2014-10
End date:
2015-03
Countries in scope:
EU
Homepage:
http://www.stoa.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/cms/home/publications/studies
Focus:
Deep sea, environment, resources
Project leader:
European Parliament / Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) (STOA)
Country:
EU