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Episode 1:

Is it worth sacrificing the ocean floor?

8 November 2019

The concept of deep seabed mining has been around for decades, but our growing demand for renewable energy is making this far fetched idea...a reality. Renewable energy resources are perceived to be the solution to the world’s climate change problem. But, their production requires a lot of rare minerals which often come from questionable sources. What do we have to gain and lose from Mining the Deep?

Guests:

David Santillo, Greenpeace 

William Brazelton, University of Utah

Julia Sigwart, Queen’s University, Belfast

Dr Chong Chen, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Matthew Gianni, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

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