Out of our depth: deep sea mining in Papua New Guinea

It’s a race to the bottom of the sea on the frontier of extractive industries: experimental deep sea mining.

Canadian company Nautilus Minerals is planning to mine a hydrothermal vent 1500m underwater: Solwara 1 in the Bismarck Sea. This sea is ringed by islands and coastal communities that depend upon it, in a country that has already seen the worst of land-based mining.

Surrounding communities, led by the Alliance of the Solwara Warriors, are calling for a ban on deep sea mining.

This is part 1 of 2.

Website: Deep Sea Mining campaign Photo source: 3cr.org.au
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