A primer for the Environmental Impact Assessment of mining at seafloor massive sulfide deposits SCIE SSCI SCOPUS

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Title
A primer for the Environmental Impact Assessment of mining at seafloor massive sulfide deposits
Author(s)
Collins, P.C.; Croot, P.; Carlsson, J.; Colaço, A.; Grehan, A.; Hyeong, K.; Kennedy, R.; Mohn, C.; Smith, S.; Yamamoto, H.; Rowden, A.
KIOST Author(s)
Hyeong, Ki Seong(형기성)
Publication Year
2013-11
Abstract
Seafloor massive sulfides (SMS) contain commercially viable quantities of high grade ores, making them attractive prospect sites for marine mining. SMS deposits may also contain hydrothermal vent ecosystems populated by high conservation value vent-endemic species. Responsible environmental management of these resources is best achieved by the adoption of a precautionary approach. Part of this precautionary approach involves the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of exploration and exploitative activities at SMS deposits. The VentBase 2012 workshop provided a forum for stakeholders and scientists to discuss issues surrounding SMS exploration and exploitation. This forum recognised the requirement for a primer which would relate concepts underpinning EIA at SMS deposits. The purpose of this primer is to inform policy makers about EIA at SMS deposits in order to aid management decisions. The primer offers a basic introduction to SMS deposits and their associated ecology, and the basic requirements for EIA at SMS deposits; including initial data and information scoping, environmental survey, and ecological risk assessment. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN
0308-597X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3063
DOI
10.1016/j.marpol.2013.01.020
Bibliographic Citation
Marine Policy, v.42, pp.198 - 209, 2013
Publisher
Pergamon Press Ltd.
Keywords
Deep-sea mining; Environmental Impact Assessment; Hydrothermal vent; Seafloor massive sulfide
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Pergamon Press Ltd.
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