The prospect of Deep Sea Mining is becoming a reality. The growing global demand for minerals and rare earth elements in the recent years, coupled with declining resources on land has got stakeholders interested from across the world to explore the lucrative mineral resources beneath the surface of the seas and invest in deep sea mining. But, the commercial prospects don’t come without its challenges. There are regulatory, legal, financial, social and technical issues that have to be resolved to make deep sea mining a commercial reality!
Seabed Mining 2014 will bring leading experts from throughout the value chain to debate upon the problems and discuss solutions to drive forward this burgeoning industry.