Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining

Impacts, Consequences and Policy Perspectives

Editors: Sharma, Rahul (Ed.)

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  • Discusses issues related to potential environmental impacts associated with deep-sea mining
  • Addresses the requirements for proper environmental management for sustainable deep-sea mining
  • Presents information and data from global experts for researchers, contractors, mining companies, regulators, and NGOs
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This volume discusses environmental issues associated with deep-sea mining, with an emphasis on potential impacts, their consequences and the policy perspectives. The book describes the methods and technologies to assess, monitor and mitigate mining impacts on marine environments, and also suggests various approaches for environmental management when conducting deep-sea mining. The volume brings together information and data for researchers, contractors, mining companies, regulators, and NGOs working in the field of deep-sea mining.

Section 1 highlights the various environmental issues and discusses methods and approaches that can help in developing environmentally sustainable deep-sea mining.

Section 2 details the results and outcomes of studies related to impact assessment of deep-sea mining, and proposes methods for monitoring.

Section 3 discusses the need and means for developing data standards and their application to deep-sea mining.

Section 4 discusses the policies, approaches, and practices related to deep-sea mining, suggests formats for developing environmental impact statements (EIS) and environmental management plans (EMP), and describes national and international regulations for environmental management.

Section 5 concludes the text by putting deep-sea economic activities into an environmental context and conducting techno-economic analyses of deep-sea mining and processing.

About the authors

Dr. Rahul Sharma (retired) was a Chief Scientist at the National Institute of Oceanography in Goa, India. He received his PhD in Marine Science from Goa University in 1997. His research interests include development of underwater photography for deep-sea exploration, environmental impact assessment for deep-sea mining, and application of environmental data for deep-sea mining and environmental conservation. He is the editor of the book on 'Deep-sea mining: resource potential, technical and environmental considerations' published by Springer in 2017 and has undertaken several assignments for international research organizations, academic institutions and the International Seabed Authority.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Deep-Sea Mining and the Environment: An Introduction

    Pages 3-22

    Sharma, Rahul (et al.)

  • Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining: A Law of the Sea Perspective

    Pages 23-26

    Verlaan, Philomène A.

  • Environmental Impacts of Nodule, Crust and Sulphide Mining: An Overview

    Pages 27-62

    Weaver, Philip P. E. (et al.)

  • Towards an Ecosystem Approach to Environmental Impact Assessment for Deep-Sea Mining

    Pages 63-94

    Thornborough, Kate J. (et al.)

  • Technologies for Safe and Sustainable Mining of Deep-Seabed Minerals

    Pages 95-143

    Hong, Sup (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-12696-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12695-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Issues of Deep-Sea Mining
Book Subtitle
Impacts, Consequences and Policy Perspectives
Editors
  • Rahul Sharma
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12696-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12696-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12695-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 577
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 182 illustrations in colour
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