Deep Ocean Stewardship Initiative
VentBase was established as a forum where academic, commercial, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders can develop a consensus regarding the management of exploitation in the deep-sea, specifically the mining of seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits.
A primary goal of VentBase is the production of best-practice documents that can inform stakeholders and highlight the most up-to-date science in order to underpin effective management.
VentBase Participants 2014 - NIWA, NZ
Links to VentBase Outputs:
- VentBase 2016 Workshop Report
- VentBase 2014 Briefing Document
- VentBase: Developing a consensus among stakeholders in the deep-sea regarding environmental impact assessment for deep-sea mining–A workshop report
- VentBase 2014 Workshop Report
- VentBase 2012 Workshop Report
- A primer for the Environmental Impact Assessment of mining at seafloor massive sulfide deposits
- How the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining are assessed
- Mining of deep-sea seafloor massive sulfides: A review of the deposits, their benthic communities, impacts from mining, regulatory frameworks and management strategies
Links to VentBase 2014 webpage:
VENTBASE 2016 - Briefing document for upcoming VentBase workshop to be held in Horta (Azores) 1-3 June 2016. The principle aim of this workshop is to discuss the characteristics of the different SMS mining plumes and to assess their potential effects on the environment. Please visit the website for more details on registration and abstract submission.
For further information please contact:
Dr Patrick Collins
Tel: 00 353 (0) 852748226