Ecotoxicologists meet in Faro

News date: 
April 2, 2014

On 1 April 2014, MIDAS specialists meet in Faro to discuss the fine details of ecotoxicology experiments to be carried out during year 1 of the project. Through these experiments, MIDAS aims to establish the toxic effects of metals and rare earth elements on the key biological species that live at, near or at a distance from the mining site. The experiments need to take into account the low temperatures and high pressures that exist at deep-sea mining sites, making laboratory studies such as these particularly challenging.