The new Klondike

Deep sea mining ii

Regulations need to be in place before prospectors start mining the seabed, writes Patrik Wheater

The extraction of minerals from the seabed is gaining increased attention globally, most recently with the announcement in June that the Norwegian government plans to allow the mining of its continental shelf for “crucial metals for the global energy transition”.

But regulation, rules, and standards are needed before prospectors start rushing to this new “Klondike”.

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